Hardware, Cable and Safetying43 videos
Turnbuckle Safety Single Wrap
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation demonstrates the single wrap method to safety wire a turnbuckle.
Installing Clevis Pins
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation demonstrates the installation and discusses the uses for clevis pins.
Adjusting Control Cable Tension
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation discusses checking the tension for aircraft control cables.
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation discusses pulley installation and inspection issues.
Rod End Bearings
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation discusses rod end bearning installation.
Rubber Lined Zip Tie
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation shows off a new product, grip lock ties. Using rubber as a cushion this zip tie is sure to be useful in many areas of a homebuilt airplane.
Using Nord-Lock Washers
Nord-Lock wedge washers are another way to safety a nut and bolt from loosening. Charlie Becker from the EAA staff demonstrates the use of Nord-Lock washers and how they work.
Cutting Cable with a Cold Chisel
Cutting steel cable can be easier than you might think. Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation Services demonstrates how to cut control cable using a tempered steel cold chisel.
Cutting Internal Theads
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Bob Koehler demonstrates the use of a tap to cut internal threads within a piece of aluminum plate.
Measuring Bolt Diameter and Pitch
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Bob Koehler demonstrates the use of tools, gauges and charts to acurately measure bolt diameter and pitch.
Easy Adel Clamp Installation
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Dick Koehler demonstrates a procedure to use safety wire to make it easy to install a cushioned adel clamp.
Tension vs. Shear Nuts
Aircraft bolts can be installed primarily in either shear or tension loads. Dick Koehler reviews these applications and discusses the differences in the type of nut used to secure the bolt and how their torque values differ.
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