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Patrick Thomson

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For Patrick, composites are life! He has worked on various composite homebuilt aircraft, providing technical, training and inspection support to homebuilders in need. He is also a certified airframe technician and instructor specializing in composites.

Vacuum Bagging for Homebuilders

Pleats, punctures and vacuum loss, oh my! Patrick Thomson addresses all of these potential problems and more in the last installment of his series on vacuum bagging at home.

Vacuum-Bagging for Homebuilders

This month well go through the step-by-step vacuum-bagging process for an aileron trimtab part to see how to deal with extreme contours.

Vacuum-Bagging for Homebuilders

The first installment of a new series introduces you to the materials and equipment you'll need to tackle vacuum-bagging projects at home.

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Tips for making The Big Cut and bonding a canopy.