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Build Your Own Auxiliary Fuel Tanks

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Soon after purchasing my GlaStar, N757C, from her original owner and builder I contacted Glasair Aviation and inquired about the price of factory-built auxiliary...

Fuel Tank Testing

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To be sure a fuel tank has no leaks it is best to test it with a solvent-type fluid colored with dye. This will...

The “SuperStar”

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Recently, I worked with a friend from San Diego after he purchased a GlaStar that had briefly flown. He wanted the GlaStar to undergo a complete make-over plus some upgrades.

Aux Fuel Pump

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One of my aux tank pumps stopped working, so I decided to remove it and take it apart. New pumps are not expensive but...

Sportsman Transfer Pump Filters

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I installed fuel filters between my tip tanks and Facet transfer pumps after one pump failed due to FOD. Facet specifies a 74 micron filter...

Orville’s Gravity Fuel System

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Fuel system problems are the leading cause of experimental airplane accidents. All fuel systems should be carefully evaluated and thoroughly tested prior to flight....

GlaStar Auxiliary Fuel Tank Tips

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Extra inspection hole: I installed an extra inspection hole, located at the connection of aux tank to fuel line. I obtained the parts (doubler...

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