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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

Home Shop Machinist

Mike and Cal.

Build Your Skills: Metal, Part 2

How to meld with metal and bash rivets without blood or tears; by Dan Checkoway.

All Wrapped Up

An illustrated guide to safetying turnbuckles.
Kitplanes June 1992 cover

Archive: June 1992

Editor’s Note: With this issue, we’re going to begin a loving look back at...