For sale: GlaStar Kit #5844, originally purchased in 2000. $19,500. Please scroll through this page for photos and additional information, or use the menu below.
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THIS KIT IS OFFERED FOR SALE STRICTLY AS IS. I OFFER
ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEES ABOUT THE OVERALL CONDITION OF THE KIT OR WORKMANSHIP.
BE AWARE THAT THIS PROJECT HAS LANGUISHED IN STORAGE FOR MANY YEARS, SO THERE COULD BE SOME OCCURRENCES OF HANGAR/STORAGE RASH. THERE ARE SOME MINOR SURFACE CORROSION ISSUES ON SOME OF THE ALCLAD SKINS.
ALSO, THE ENTIRE FUSELAGE STEEL-TUBE CAGE WILL REQUIRE EXTENSIVE WORK TO STRIP THE INFERIOR POWDER COATING, CLEAN UP MINOR RUST ISSUES, AND REPAINT (see photo below).
IT IS THE BUYER'S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO INSPECT AND DETERMINE TO HIS/HER SATISFACTION THE CONDITION OF THE KIT.
Though I am not a professional aviation mechanic, I expect that the workmanship is on a par with most
amateur-built projects. Prospective buyers, of course, will be able to access, view, and evaluate most of the work that has been completed to date (only the control surfaces have been completed to the point of limiting internal inspections). I feel it's only fair, though, to inform prospective buyers of
the mistakes that I know about:
IT IS THE BUYER'S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE WHETHER WORK COMPLETED TO DATE COMPLIES WITH ANY SERVICE ADVISORIES AND BULLETINS THAT HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED BY MANUFACTURER.
If you're knowledgeable about the early history of the GlaStar, you may
know that the original manufacturer of the kit, Stoddard-Hamilton, went
bankrupt. Many builders, including myself, were awaiting many backordered parts
at the time of the bankruptcy. As a result, I had to re-purchase thousands of dollars worth of
parts and components. I did do so, but some re-purchases I put off until the
parts would actually be needed - and for some of those, that time has never
So below, to the best of my ability, I've assembled a list of parts that the buyer of this project will have to purchase (my understanding is that many GlaStar parts are still readily available from Glasair Aviation, but each item in the below list could also be sourced from a number of popular suppliers (Aircraft Spruce, Wicks, etc.)):
I OFFER NO ASSURANCE THAT THIS IS A COMPLETE LIST OF PARTS/COMPONENTS THAT REMAIN TO BE PURCHASED. PROSPECTIVE BUYERS ARE WELCOME TO PERFORM A COMPLETE INVENTORY USING THE ORIGINAL BILLING MANIFEST.
The entire construction process has been thoroughly documented with photos, and copies of all will be provided to the buyer. Following are a few selected photos from the construction process to date...
This project is currently hangared at Mineola Wisener Airport (3F9), Mineola, Texas. If you have questions or would like to arrange a time to view the project, please contact me initially using the form below. After initial contact, a phone conversation can be arranged if desired.