I started building the GlaStar in 1996 with the help of my wife Judy. The time to complete it was 17 years. The project started in a two car garage in Phoenix, AZ, and when it outgrew the garage, a hangar was purchased at a local airpark. From time to time the project took a back seat to other things which explains the long build time. The kit was purchased before “quick build” kits, therefore, all the work except the paint and upholstery was completed by the builder. I stopped counting at 3000 hours. The engine is a Lycoming O-320 with a three-blade wood prop. Top speed is about 135 knots.
—Richard Yerian, Independence, Oregon