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.
Dick Koehler discusses types of electrical switches and their usage. Dick is a Technical Counselor for EAA Chapter 186, A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and SportAir Workshop instructor.
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.
Solenoids: Master Relay and Starter Relay
Most aircaft are going to have a master relay and a starter relay. Dick Koehler discusses operation and installation of the relays. Dick is a technical counselor for EAA Chapter 186, an A&P mechanic with IA, and a SportAir Workshop instructor.
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.
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.