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Elevator Building Tips for the GlaStar and Sportsman

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Keeping twist out of the aft elevator partial spar: There is a discontinuity between the aft edges of the elevator respective to each end...

Drilling Tips

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With so many holes that need to be drilled in a typical GlaStar or Sportsman, it pays to learn some tricks to do it...

Pneumatic Squeezer Tips

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Mike Lauritsen from Cleaveland Tool responded to a query re: how to operate pneumatic squeezers. It might be of interest to a builder or two. Pay...

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...

Tips for Installing and Drilling the GlaStar Wing Struts

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Trim the fuselage cutouts for spars a little more than you think you need to. Pin and bolt the spars to the cage; slide...

GlaStar and Sportsman Wing Jig Tips

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Building the wing jig: I made my jig so that both wings could be built back to back. I made mirror images of the...

Horizontal Stabilizer Building Tips for the GlaStar and Sportsman

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Building a horizontal stabilizer jig: We got the full kit Jan 2nd (1996). Got it home without incident. There was a key part on...