Since not every project is as complete as another, we can tailor the builder assistance session to meet the builders’ specific needs. Whether you have a set of fuselage halves in storage, have them joined or have the most recent factory fast build option, we can provide you with a level of quality construction that is unmatched.
We have assisted 80 GlaStar / Sportsman builders in the last 3 years and have assisted in various aspects of the building process on an additional 90-100 GlaStars in the prior 5 years.
A 3-4 day session might consist of fitting a cowl, installing the induction system and installing the windshield.
A 4-5 day session can take your fast build fuselage with all the bulkheads installed, to a fuselage that has some or all of the following done... the top deck mounted, wing fold hatches built, horizontal and bracket mounted, strakes installed, top deck and 1/4 windows installed, doors fit and mounted on the hinges, all the gelcoat applied to the bonded surfaces, door dogs installed, doors adjusted to fit the fuselage, installation of the door windows, fit and cleco the baggage door to the hinge and fuselage or mount the third door on the Sportsman.
If your project isn't far enough along (no bulkheads installed) to take advantage of 4-5 days to bring the fuselage to near completion, we can arrange multiple sessions. The first might be a bulkhead installation and alignment session or a cage installation and fuselage seaming session. A second could be scheduled to install the bulkheads or bring the fuselage closer to completion with a 5-7 day session.
A custom Quick build can meet your expectations and time frame all in the comfort of your workspace.
Outlined below is a series of photos that briefly describe a couple of quick build sessions. “Quick Build 1” outlines a 5 day session where we installed all the bulkheads, tail spar, horizontal bracket, and fit the horizontal. “Quick Build 2” outlines a 3 day session to install the windshield, fit the cowl and install the fiberglass parts of the vans induction system. Unfortunately the windshield was not able to be installed on account of the spinner being 1” larger in diameter than the cowling was meant for. Additional time was spent modifying the cowl to match the spinner instead of installing the windshield.