Soldering Tips-Holding Wires
Holding 2 wires together for soldering can be a challenge, especially if they are under your instrument panel. Mitch Zehr from the EAA aircraft maintenance staff shows how to use the plastic top from a spray can to help make it easier.
Molex Avionics Connectors
Dick Koehler demonstrates how to make a Molex connector commonly used in avionics installations. Dick is a Technical Counselor for EAA Chapter 186, A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and SportAir Workshop instructor.
Voltage Regulator Overview
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Dick Koehler shows the inside of a mechanical voltage regulator and discusses the component parts and how it all works to regulate voltage in an aircraft's electrical system.
Antenna Ground Plane
Antenna ground planes for composite or wood aircraft can be made in various ways. EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Dick Koehler demonstrates how to use copper foil tape to make a light weight and effective antenna ground plane.
EAA technical counselor and A&P/IA Dick Koehler demonstrates the use of heat shrinkable solder sleeves and how they can conveniently be used to tie ground wires together.
Labeling Electrical Wires
Labeling electrical wires is sometimes overlooked during the building process. EAA volunteer Fred Stadler shows how effective a label maker can be to mark heat shrink tubing and install on wires as a method to mark wires for later identification.
Basics of Stripping and Crimping Wire
Dick Koehler demonstrates basic techniques of stripping and crimping wire. Dick is a technical counselor for EAA Chapter 186, an A&P mechanic with IA, and a SportAir Workshop instructor.