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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.

Lightweight D-Sub Connectors

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:...

Alodine Sluice

Alodine is an excellent corrosion inhibitor plus it adds zero weight. I should have Alodined before assembly but didn't care for the chemicals. AlumiPrep...

Nitrile Gloves

If you're like me, you work on lots of things other than airplanes, and it seems like all of them are dirty. From...

Thin-Wall Close-Quarters Sockets

Don't you hate it when the nut is so close to a rivet or part, there's just no way to get a socket...

Rivet Buster Chisel

This "rivet buster" chisel was made from an old butterfly wood drill bit.Recently I made an error and needed to drill several AN470AD4...

Labeling

As builders, we often have a pile of parts to turn into something resembling a flying machine. The pile often contains dozens of similar,...

Dimple Tokens

Sooner or later a part will need to be countersunk for a dimple. Fast metal airplanes have tons of them. The problem is...

Priming Tubes

Sometimes the bear gets you. Sometimes you get the bear. Today, I got the bear.Almost every airplane has a tube or weldment, and often...

Back Riveting Universal Rivets

We've all had one of those parts to rivet. The squeezer won't fit, so it has to be the gun and bar, but...

Right-Angle Deburring Tool

Most of us have a threaded drill kit. Mine has an assortment of common bits like #40, 1/8 inch, etc. It also has a...

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Last month we took a look at using hinge-line offset to aerodynamically balance control...

Light Stuff

Its two aircraft in one: The Jabiru J230 is being sold both as a kit and as a Special (factory-built) Light Sport Aircraft thats ready to fly. By Dave Martin.

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Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook offers an explanation of how the annual Aircraft Buyer's Guides are assembled, and his attempts to enhance the usefulness and relevance of the information provided.