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.
Key Switch Installation
Tracy Buttles from the EAA staff demonstrates how to install a ignition key switch into an instrument panel in a way that locks it in place and prevents it from rotating within the mounting hole.
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.
Crimping Butt Connectors
EAA technical counselor and A&P/IA Dick Koehler discusses how to use butt connectors and demonstrates wire splicing using a butt connector.
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.
Electrical Volt-Ohm Multimeter
Dick Koehler discusses the use of a digital volt/ohm multimeter which is a useful tool for diagnosing electrical issues.
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.