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Acme Aero Stinger Tailwheel Suspension in a GlaStar

When I started building my GlaStar many years ago, I knew the primary mission was going to be off-airport operations since I live in...

The “SuperStar”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...