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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

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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Vacuuming Connectors

Vacuum electrical connectors before installation to avoid difficult troubleshooting later.

Flying Other People’s Planes

Yes, its fun-but beware of unexpected problems.

Wind Tunnel

Prop blade Mach.

Ask the DAR

Towing gliders with an E/A-B aircraft, POH requirements, taxi-testing scenarios.