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Glasair

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Glasair

Kit/Plans:
New Glasair LLC
18701 - 58th Avenue N.E.
Arlington, WA 98223

Telephone: 360-435-8533

Email: sales@newglasair.com
Website: http://www.newglasair.com

Models of Glasair:

  • Glasair--original, Taildragger (TD), Fixed Gear, O-235 engine
  • Glasair--Retractable Gear (RG), O-320/360
  • Glasair--Fixed Tricycle (FT), O320/360
  • Glasair II, TD, RG, FT
  • Glasair III

Service difficulties:
Glasair Model II, Defective rudder trim system, 2721. During a takeoff roll, the rudder went to the full-left position, and the pilot decided to abort the takeoff. The pilot applied maximum-braking action; the brakes failed; a brake line ruptured; and the escaping brake fluid caught on fire. The extent of the damage was not reported.

An investigation of the rudder system revealed that the rudder trim switch was stuck in the left position, which caused full-left rudder deflection. During troubleshooting, the switch (rocker type) only failed approximately 10 percent of the time. Operators and maintenance personnel should be aware of this anomaly and conduct a thorough inspection of the system at every opportunity. Part total time—100 hours. March 1998 FAA AC43-16.

Articles in EAA and related publications:

Year Month Page Magazine Article
2006 06 50 Sport Aviation Homebuilt Sets Non-Stop Transcontinental Speed Record: Bruce Hammer’s Glasair zooms 258 mph over 2,090 miles by Jim Busha (9 pg)
2006 05 18 Sport Aviation EAA Member Sets Record in Glasair (Bruce Hammer)
2005 01 16 Sport Aviation Glasair CAC Greatly Reduces Build Time (2/3 pg)
2004 08 24 Sport Aviation New Customer Assembly Center at New GlaStar (3/4 pg)
2004 04 54 Sport Aviation Jawbreaker: Terry Morris’ Glasair III redefines power-hungry (9 pgs)
2004 03 104 Sport Aviation A Long Way Toward a First Flight: Two pilots learn that interstate instruction works just fine ( 3 ˝ pg)
2004 01 26 Sport Aviation Canadian Craftsmanship: Glasair III builds a partnership (6 ˝ pgs)
2003 09 50 Sport Aviation Inside Job: Interior designer Mike Jones built his Glasair III for work and play
2002 11 80 Sport Aviation Homebuilding’s Heritage #9 in series: Glasair (1 pg)
2002 03 23 Sport Aviation New Glasair/New GlaStar Launch Kit Production with Discounts (1/4 pg)
2002 01 42 Sport Aviation Glittering Glasair: Steve Caldwell’s ingenuity is more than skin deep by Jack Cox (9 pgs)
2001 09 24 Sport Aviation Unprecedented Relief for Glasair and GlaStar Builders (2/3 pg)
2001 06 88 Sport Aviation Glasair Super II S-RG built by Kurt Rutkowski (photo & caption)
2001 06 25 Sport Aviation New Glasair Names its COO - Thomas W. Wathen, owner
2001 04 24 Sport Aviation PhoenixAero to Relaunch Glasair (1 pg)
2001 03 87 Sport Aviation Bill & Sandy Lange's Glasair II-S RG (photo & caption)
2001 03 85 Sport Aviation  Fred Simanek's Glasair III  (photo & caption)
2001 06 88 Sport Aviation Glasair Super II S-RG built by Kurt Rutkowski (photo & caption)
2001 02 92 Sport Aviation Peter Funk's Glasair III (photo & caption)
2001 01 14 Sport Aviation Glasair/GlaStar Builders and Owners Still in Limbo (1 1/2 pgs)
2000 12 92 Sport Aviation Glasair 1FT by Kindig (photo & caption)
2000 11 87 Sport Aviation Glasair III by Stan Ironstone (photo & caption)
2000 11 69 Sport Aviation Reserve Grand Champion, Glasair N706C at Rocky Mountain Fly-in
2000 06 81 Sport Aviation Buckthal Glasair II FT, IO-360 (photo & caption only)
2000 06 81 Sport Aviation Eggenschwiler Glasair III, enlarged rudder, IO-540, Hartzell prop (photo & caption only)
2000 04 88 Sport Aviation Weston IIS-FT (photo & caption only)
99 08 125 Sport Aviation Roach Super IIS-FT (photo & caption only)
98 11 14 Sport Aviation Glasair Super II Undergoes Flight Testing
97 10 70 Sport Aviation Barry Bieber’s Grand Champion Glasair IIS by Jack Cox (8 pgs w/color photos)
97 05 36 Sport Aviation A Grand Champion Glasair III (7 pages w/ color photos)
97 02 34 Sport Aviation Glasair III CAFE Performance Report (12 pages w/ color photos, charts, etc.)
96 10 100 Sport Aviation Tom Taylor’s Grand Champion (Kit Built) Glasair IIS-RG (5˝ pages with color photos)
96 06 34 Sport Aviation Grand Champion Kit-Built at Sun ‘n Fun ‘96
96 03 06 Sport Aviation Stoddard-Hamilton Happenings (Photo and Notes)
95 10 22 Sport Aviation Mike Jones’ Glasair III (Oshkosh ‘95 Grand Champion Custom Built-Kit)
95 09 35 Sport Aviation Kit Built Grand Champion (Oshkosh ‘95) Glasair III (Photo and Owner only)
95 09 63 Sport Aviation Glasair III at Arlington ‘95 - Champion Kit Built (Photo and Caption only)
95 06 28 Sport Aviation Mike Jones’ Glasair III Grand Champion (Sun ‘n Fun)
95 04 64 Sport Aviation Ron Hoelting’s Reserve Grand Champion - Glasair III (5 page article with photos)
94 10 134 Sport Aviation Stewart I-TD w/0320
94 09 115 Sport Aviation Julber IFT w/0320
94 08 10 Sport Aviation Allison 250 turbo prop version
94 07 125 Sport Aviation Brown IRG
94 06 115 Sport Aviation Scott Glasair 1-FT w/I0360
94 04 107 Sport Aviation Wooley I TD w/0360A1A
94 03 110 Sport Aviation Hammer ITD w/180hp, IIS main gear
94 02 101 Sport Aviation Harris RG w/more fuel, electric trim
94 01 60 Sport Aviation Building speedbrakes on Glasair RG
93 10 118 Sport Aviation Batson Glasair
93 07 09 Sport Aviation Lightning Protection
93 06 C,17 Sport Aviation Glasair III article
93 05 99 Sport Aviation Bigham 1RG
93 05 45 Experimenter Inadvertent fuel shutoff causes crash
93 04 13 Sport Aviation New mfg. schedule for Glasair
93 03 11 Sport Aviation Super II-S introduced w/CG moved back
93 03 45 Experimenter Bumpy surface T.O. causes crash
92 10 38 Sport Aviation Jenkins grand champ III
92 08 93 Sport Aviation S. Australian Glasair III w/300hp Lyc
92 07 94 Sport Aviation Mason SH-2/TD w/0320 & C.S. prop
92 06 95 Sport Aviation Raymond Glasair IIS w/IO 360 & C.S. prop
92 06 C,14 Sport Aviation Jenkins grand champ III
92 05 11 Sport Aviation P.I.C. has program for Glasair III
92 04 93 Sport Aviation Wood Glasair w/0320-E2D & C.S. prop
92 03 62 Sport Aviation Turbo retrofit for Glasair III
92 01 96 Sport Aviation Terminella Glasair II RG
91 12 47 Experimenter Right Side Brake Fails - Causes Crash
91 11 09 Sport Aviation Jenkins Extended-Wing Glasair III
91 03 10 Sport Aviation Glasiar III with 10-540 flies
90 11 103 Sport Aviation Polizzotto Glasair II FT w/0360 prop
90 10 C,81 Sport Aviation Glasair RG
90 10 B-CVR Sport Aviation Skip Gdisis' Grand Champion RG
90 09 93 Sport Aviation Slotted Flaps Available
90 08 53 Sport Aviation AP-1 Autopilot in Glasair
90 07 50 Sport Aviation Seattle to Sun 'N Fun...Nonstop
90 06 C,12 Sport Aviation Glasair III Grand Champion
90 05 05 Sport Aviation Glasair III Grand Champion
90 03 16 Sport Aviation Gary Lichte's Glasair RG
90 03 93 Sport Aviation Cline Glasair w/Over 1000 TT
90 02 B,18 Sport Aviation Lichte Award-Winning Glasair RG
89 12 98 Sport Aviation Glasair III Holds 7 World Speed Records
89 09 C,11 Sport Aviation Gdisis Glasair RG - Sun 'N Fun Champ
89 08 95 Sport Aviation Kromer Swiss Glasair RG - with IO360
89 07 07 Sport Aviation Turboprop Glasair III Lost in Flight
89 06 97 Sport Aviation Glasair II-S (17" Stretch)
89 06 94 Sport Aviation Cunningham Glasair with 150hp Lycoming
89 04 95 Sport Aviation Andrew Glasair RG
89 04 98 Sport Aviation Glasairs to be Marketed in Europe
89 02 09 Sport Aviation Glasair II Sets Several Speed Records
89 02 97 Sport Aviation Speyer Full IFR RG
89 01 96 Sport Aviation Archer's English RG, with 0320, Const. Sp.
89 01 44 Sport Aviation Glasair III Turboprop
88 12 97 Sport Aviation Beck Glasair RG with 200hp, Smoke System and 60" Ailerons
88 09 13 Sport Aviation Glasair RG - Grand Champ Kit Built - (7 page article and photographs)
88 09 20 Sport Aviation Pictures on Turboprop Glasair
88 07 30 Sport Aviation Load Testing Glasair RG
88 05 08 Sport Aviation Picture only - Sun'n'Fun Grand Champion
88 02 35 Sport Aviation Glasair RG - Schoolflight Project
87 12 97 Sport Aviation Covington RG - Aerobatic, IFR, More
87 11 08 Sport Aviation Glasair III Sets Speed Records
87 10 07 Sport Aviation Prototype Glasair Donated to EAA Museum
87 05 96 Sport Aviation Williams Glasair FB - IFR, Constant Speed, Ellison Carb
87 05 44 Light Plane World Fatal Crash in Glasair
87 01 C,12 Sport Aviation The New Glasair II
87 01 48 Sport Aviation Ron Bowden's IFR Glasair FT
86 12 07 Sport Aviation Glasair Spin Testing Results
86 12 11 Sport Aviation Glasair Sets Speed Record (photo w/caption only
86 11 65 Sport Aviation Glasair III Debuts at Arlington
86 11 96 Sport Aviation Hornbeck Glasair RG with 150 HP
86 10 18 Sport Aviation New Glasair III - 300 MPH
86 10 37 Sport Aviation Lloyd Grand Champ Glasair RG (back cover, too)
86 06 39 Sport Aviation Rasmussen RG (Grand Champ)
86 06 08 Sport Aviation Glasair RG reintroduced
86 05 08 Sport Aviation Correction in Glasair Article of 4/86
86 04 05 Sport Aviation Glasair Spin problems, and page 6 has info on 300 MPH Glasair III
86 04 89 Sport Aviation Mehling IFR Glasair RG with 150 HP
86 02 29 Sport Aviation Gruber Glasair RG - IFR, etc.
85 12 25 Sport Aviation Oakland Area Glasair RG - Built in 188 days
85 09 55 Sport Aviation Tricycle Gear for the Glasair (photo)
85 06 56 Sport Aviation Jerry Gruber's Grand Champ Glasair RG with Winglets (3 page article)
85 06 50 Sport Aviation Glasair Victor in Sun 50 Air Race
85 05 07 Sport Aviation New Glasair FT - half page photo and note
85 05 21 Sport Aviation Photo of Roncz winglets on Glasair
85 03 06 Sport Aviation Glasair developments
85 02 57 Sport Aviation Cameron's Glasair with Autopilot
84 12 27 Sport Aviation Neil Fuller's IFR Glasair
84 06 09 Sport Aviation Glasair to attempt round-the-world speed record
84 02 CVR Sport Aviation Lyle Powell's Tri-Gear version (COVER ONLY)
84 02 21 Sport Aviation Jim Ofrias taildragger Glasair
84 02 46 Sport Aviation Glasair article
84 01 07 Sport Aviation Stoddard - Hamilton reorganizes
83 10 30 Sport Aviation Fixed tri-gear Glasair
83 02 06 Sport Aviation Hamilton retractable Glasair (article & cover)
82 10 15/18 Sport Aviation Tri-gearl retractable Glasair (article, cover)
82 07 08 Sport Aviation Glasair Developments
81 07 38 Sport Aviation Update on the Glasair
80 09 08 Sport Aviation Correction to August article
80 08 44 Sport Aviation Original article on the Glasair (and cover shot)

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