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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.

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association presented its 16th annual Presidents Award to Rotaxs Eric Tucker at Oshkosh/AirVenture this year. Tuckers history dovetails with LAMAs history, and each will play a significant role in the growing Light Sport Aircraft market; by Dave Martin.

Engine Build School

Class is in session at Superior Engines-Part 2.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

The Inverted Oil Dilemma

Adding more equipment is never as easy as you think.