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Larry Larson

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.

Rivet Gun Punch

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By Larry Larson.

Fine Line Paint Masking

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Lightweight D-Sub Connectors

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Working on wiring recently, I became concerned about the weight of all the D-subminiature connectors, so I weighed a pair of D-sub shells:...

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Shining a Light on DarkAero

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Ryley, Keegan and River Karl provide a behind-the-scenes view of the DarkAero 1.

Same Fun, Less Fuel

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Glasair Aviation leads the way with new Diesel Sportsman 2+2.

Still Young at 35

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Vans RV-4 is still going strong.

Prop Blade Mach

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Prop blade Mach.