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Tweaking a GlaStar/Sportsman Wing and Tail

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GlaStar and Sportsman planes are remarkable in how well they fly and how consistently they come out especially considering they are usually built by...

GlaStar versus Sportsman: How do they really stack up?

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I now have about 800 hours in three separate Sportsman planes and about 800 hours in GlaStars, so I feel I am in a...

Cleveland Wheels & Brakes Product Catalog

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AWBPC0001-20/USA, December 31, 2016.

Tow-Bar Rack

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Steve and I like to have a fairly organized baggage compartment. And what is more frustrating than trying to find your tow-bar when you...

Fuel Transfer Controller – Tom Kuffel

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PDF version of the files provided by Tom Kuffel in his article Fuel Transfer Controller – Lower Cost Version.

Float Rigging Design & Maintenance, Part 2

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In the first installment of this article, I conveyed information learned about the geometric design as well as the re-design of my floatplane rigging...

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.

Differences and improvements in the Sportsman vs. GlaStar

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Two of our primary goals in the development of the Sportsman were to make it much easier to build and structurally stronger (so it...

Cowl Piano Hinge

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A piano hinge for the cowl provides a sleek look with no visible fasteners on the outside. It takes a bit more work to...