Hot-Wire Cutter Components
Using a hot-wire is an effective way to cut foam block used for composite construction. EAA staff member Mark Forss shows the component part that make up a hot-wire bow system.
Drilling Holes in Composites
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates the use of a hole saw to cut accurate holes in cured composite materials.
Locating Blind Holes
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch provides a tip to help locate holes without the use of a hole-finder tool.
Composite Post-Cure Quality Checks
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch shows ways to inspect cured composite layups to inspect for any defects in the finished part.
How to Make a Hot-Wire Bow
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch shows how to assemble a homebuilt hot-wire bow to cut foam for composite layups.
Making a Fiberglass Layup
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates how to apply two layers of fiberglass cloth over a foam core.
Joining Foam Cores
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch shows how to join foam core pieces together to make larger foam sections.