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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.

Alodine Sluice

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Non-Marring Fluting Pliers

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Are your fluting pliers leaving scratches in the aluminum? Here's an easy and quick fix. Cut three pieces of shrink-wrap. Place one on each...

In Case You Missed it

Hand Tools: Modified, Made and Improvised

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Merriam-Webster defines a tool as “A self-absorbed male prone to wearing a necklace”…wrong one…here...

Dollars and Sense

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In my decades in aviation, I have come across individuals representing a wide financial...

Unairworthy

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Weak starting.

Cooling Inlets

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The cooling air inlet serves two functions: First, and most important, the inlet must...