Secondary Bonding Characteristics of DBM


From the “No Harm in Double Checking” File comes a report on the peel strength of the DBM cloth used in the GlaStar fuselage seams. Tom confirms that we can all rest easy. A couple months ago, there was some concern expressed on the GlaStarNet e-mail newsgroup about the peel strength of the bond between…

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Ted Setzer
Born Wichita Kansas Oct 02, 1953. (have a fascination with tornadoes) Private pilot SEL & Sea approx 3,000 hrs Co-founder of Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft in 1979. Contributed developmentally toward all models of the Glasair, GlaStar and Sportsman in from 79' thru Oct. 2016 when I retired. Whew...38 years! Started construction of my own custom, lightweight Sportsman in 1999 from the basic kit. First flight of N11YM was Jan 2013. I love this plane and have tested three variations of taildragger main landing gear. Recently purchased a set of Clamar amphibious floats and can't wait to install them hopefully in 2018.