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GLASTAR NO.5788

This website chronicles the construction and flight testing of a Glastar Experimental Kitplane.
This project is the effort of Pilot and Amateur Aircraft Builder,
Paul Catterson.

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ABOUT THE GLASTAR

A fine balance of Speed, Utility and Comfort.

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PERFORMANCE

My Glastar is equipped with an ECi Titan IOX-340 fuel injected "Stroker" engine making 185hp on takeoff. It is spinning a Whirlwind 74RV constant speed propeller. I opted to construct my plane in the conventional landing gear configuration - or more commonly referred to as "tailwheel". This will give me excellent performance on unimproved air strips. In my opinion, it also looks cooler that way!

DESIGN

The mix of construction materials on the Glastar includes aluminum for fllght surfaces, except for the vertical stablizer which is an extension of the composite fiberglass fuselage, wrapped around a Chromoly steel safety cage for the cabin.
The design includes a folding wing and the option to convert the gear across conventional, tricycle, and float configurations.
Many pilots add large bushwheels and do
some serious back country flying!

 

SAY HELLO

Have questions about the project, the methods and plans? Or perhaps you'd like to offer some encouragement....

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