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Larry Larson

Larry Larson
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You can read about Larry Larson’s RV-7A build "Lucy" at wirejockrv7a.blogspot.com.

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...

Riveting with Mirrors

Sometimes we have to drive rivets in blind spots like under a longeron or behind a bulkhead. This trick has helped me many times...

Modifying Tools

Building an airplane in the mountains has its downside. The nearest tool store is 45 miles away so, as they say, "necessity is the...

Home Brew Bucking Bars

I've run into situations many times where a bar with a hole for a die would be so handy. It can be used to...

In Case You Missed it

Light Aircraft Fuel System Design

Part 1-if its not broken, don't fix it!

Wire Bundle Lacing

Sometimes the old ways are still the best.

Switch Blade

Weighing just 11 pounds for a hub and three blades, the new carbon-fiber prop from Whirl Wind Propellers improves the performance in both climb and cruise on a RANS S-7.

Vortex Generators and STOL Performance

One way to solve the problem of flow separation—and stall—is by installing vortex generators on your kit aircraft.