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Hands On: Spray Painting

Mike Loehle shows us the process of prepping both metal and composite surfaces prior to painting as well as applying color and clear coats.

Hands On: Soup to Nuts

Mike Loehle, of Loehle Aircraft, discusses the development of his aero coatings system and details some of the pre-paint prep process.

In Case You Missed it

The Home Machinist

Home Machinist Bob Fritz had been looking for a way to compare the effectiveness of various screw extractors he had accumulated in his toolbox, and he found a willing test subject in a Cessna 170s 60-year-old gas tank.

Letters

Big Brother Is My Copilot I appreciate the sentiments expressed by Tom Wilson in his...

Aero ‘lectrics

Heat and avionics don't get along all that well. Rather than installing a fan that runs all the time, Jim Weir suggests building and using a fan that runs only when you need it.

Metal vs. Wood

A new prop for an old plane.