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David Paule

David Paule
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David Paule retired after 30 years of structural analysis and is now building an RV-3B to keep from getting bored. The structural engineering included a mix of aircraft and spacecraft. He has been a private pilot since age 18 and currently owns and flies a Cessna 180.

Close Flanges

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What to do when you need to install a rivet, but an unrelated flange is in the way.

Vacuuming Connectors

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Vacuum electrical connectors before installation to avoid difficult troubleshooting later.

Square Ends on Round Tubes

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Make your cuts square on round tubes.

Magnet Clamps

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Use magnets to clamp parts.

Worktable Suggestions

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Tips for a smooth tabletop.

Marking to Make a Planar Cut on a Curved Shape

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Laser torpedo level makes the task easier.

Clamp Stick

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By David Paule

Stressing Structure

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Beam column bending.

Stressing Structure

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Crashworthy design overview.

Measuring Curved Surfaces

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Use sewing tape.

In Case You Missed it

Legalities

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Selling a homebuilt. By Jerry Eichenberger.

Light Stuff

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Dave Martin and company owner Randy Schlitter wring out the RANS S-6 LSA.

Roll Your Own

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When they couldn't find a likely single-seat homebuilt that would work as an inexpensive but reliable commuter airplane, two builders who are well versed in metal aircraft construction took it upon themselves to design and build one;

Small Screen Upgrade!

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It’s a matter of Touch.