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Larry Larson

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Larry is a humble Van’s RV-7A builder and a PPSEL pilot for 14 years. His goal is finishing his pride and joy, Lucy, and helping others with their projects.

Easy Slider: Part 3

In Part 2 we applied the last coat of primer and fixed any flaws. After wet sanding with 800-grit and one last cleaning, we’re...

Easy Slider: Part 2

Preparing a fiberglass canopy skirt and windshield fairing for prime time.

Easy Slider: Part 1

Building a one-piece fiberglass canopy skirt and windshield fairing isn’t as tough as it seems.

Sikaflex Canopy Bond

Tips for making The Big Cut and bonding a canopy.

Rivet Gun Punch

By Larry Larson.

Fine Line Paint Masking

Masking curved lines can be an exercise in frustration. Most tape will not bend without forming a crease. Multiple strips don't work because...

Cleco Pads

I recently painted the glareshield section of the top forward fuselage skin before gluing the canopy. Lots of work was invested, and I...

Padded C-Clamps

Often we have both hands busy holding a part and need two more hands to position a clamp and hold the wood pads in...

Oil Recycling

We all try our best to recycle and protect the environment. We haul waste oil to a recycle facility, pour fresh oil into our...

Paint Masking

We've all seen those commercials for painter's tape. They make masking look so easy, but it seems every time I use the stuff, it...

In Case You Missed it

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Chris Pryce’s “KR-2S ish”

The Rand-Robinson KR series turns 50 in 2022 and to celebrate KITPLANES has met...

Can We Talk? (Boy, Can We!)

One of my favorite AirVenture activities is eavesdropping as people tell their buddy about...

So You’d Like to Go Faster

Secrets for reducing drag, part 1.

Completions

Builders share their successes.