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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.

Tail-Low Wheel Landings

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I have written several times about the long-standing debate over three-point versus wheel landings in tailwheel equipped airplanes. Of course the debate has been...

Sportsman Service Bulletin #74 – Fuselage Tail Cone Damage

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Glasair Aviation published a service bulletin to address crushed or delaminated portions of the tail cone near the aft tailwheel bracket. The SB is...

T3 Tailwheel Suspension Installation on a Sportsman

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It would be an understatement to say that the T3 tailwheel suspension system is proving itself to be a dramatic improvement over the factory...

Tailwheel Springs

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I’ve never been entirely satisfied with the way the tailwheel leaf springs are secured to the tail cone, especially when banging them off of...

Taming the Tail Wheel Shimmy

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Written by Will Fox, Technical Counselor, EAA Chapter 691, Los Alamos, New Mexico Ever had a tail wheel shimmy on you? If you haven’t, consider...

Demo GlaStar Tailwheel

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So, what do you put on the tail of a demo GlaStar? That's easy, Stoddard-Hamilton put on a little tailwheel so it doesn't drag...

Trike vs. Tail-dragger

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Many builders have asked the question, “Trike or taildragger?” My short answer for them would be, “I would suggest you go with the trike,...

Fairly Simple GlaStar Fairing

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Submitted by Rollin Hatfield, GlaStar Here is another use for a rudder tip fairing (P/N 301-00015-03) — as a tailwheel spring fairing. It fits with...

GlaStar Tail Wheel Fitting Tip

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For those of you using the tail wheel option, having just attempted to fit this, be aware that the instructions in the manual, Steps 90...