Rivet Gun Punch

By Larry Larson.
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Home Shop Machinist

Cold heading a Phillips.
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Aero ‘lectrics

LED fairy tales.

Cleco Pads

I recently painted the glareshield section of the top forward fuselage skin before gluing the canopy. Lots of work was invested, and I didn’t want it scratched when inserting and removing Clecoes. Aircraft Spruce sells “No-Mar” Reusable Cleco Boots in packs of 25 for $10.70, but there are close to 200 holes just in the […]
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Fine Line Paint Masking

Masking curved lines can be an exercise in frustration. Most tape will not bend without forming a crease. Multiple strips don’t work because they leak or leave a jagged line. 3M Fine Line Masking Tape works great, but it’s pricey. Here’s a cheap solution. Harbor Freight sells a pack of 10 rolls of electrical tape […]
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Unairworthy

Missing operating limitations.
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Plane and Simple

Make your aircraft look fantastic!

Unairworthy

Unoiled air filter.

Plane and Simple

An easy move.

Home Shop Machinist

Exhausting options-a DIY muffler for a Pietenpol.