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Glasair III Engine Alignment, Cowling, and Spinner Installation

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Stoddard-Hamilton instructs the builder to match and blend the lines of the cowl to the fuselage then shim the engine motor mounts to center...

Vapor Lock Causes Trouble Over Water

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This cautionary tale was submitted by Al Lange. After 4 years and 6,000 hours in construction, two long-time pilots were finally on the way to...

GlaStar Firewall Installation Tips

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Firewall installation: Install engine and all engine plumbing/wiring prior to installation of firewall. Carefully measure where holes should go, then drill firewall holes, install...

GlaStar Baffling Tips

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Baffling: I used the Vans's RV-6 intake, carb air box, and baffling. I find them to work well and efficiently. I did have a...

Glasair Engine to Fuselage Alignment

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This builder tip was submitted by David Walker, Glasair II-S RG. Coming to the point where you want to align your engine to the firewall? The method...

Technique for Cutting Stainless Engine Mount Backing Plates

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This tip was submitted by Richard May, Glasair III. I found a method that makes the job of cutting, shaping and drilling the engine mount backing...

Firewall-Forward Gremlins

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Written by Mike Palmer, Glasair I/II. Fluctuating Fuel Pressures For the longest time, we had a problem with our fuel pressure (carbureted engine). Occasionally, the fuel pressure...

GlaStar Air Induction Tips

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Air induction placement: Place your air induction NACA scoop on the lower left side of the cowling. In tuft testing, this area had straight...

Stainless-Steel Exhaust Systems

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The installation and inspection of your aircraft’s exhaust system are fairly straightforward subjects, but we get enough queries from both Glasair and GlaStar builders...

Modifying 180 HP Lower Cowl to Clear 200 HP Engine

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Initial installation of the 200hp engine (slightly wider than 180 hp) in my Glasair-II resulted in contact between the heads of the two forward...