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Patrick Thomson

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

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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

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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

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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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Multimeter Basics

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I am always amazed when I get a new crop of freshman students in...

Vertical, Vertical and so Very Practical

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So, here we are with fly-in season upon us. And fire season. And lots...

PS Engineering PMA9000EX

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After a quick and easy installation, PS Engineerings new PMA9000EX audio panel is test-flown by Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook in his Glastar Sportsman.

Making Patches

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Saving a metal cowl from self-destruction.