Control Cable Components
EAA volunteer and A&P mechanic Fred Stadler discusses the various components that make up a control cable. Fred provides information about typical uses and selection of components to make up control cables in homebuilt aircraft.
In Hardware, Cable and Safetying
Aircraft Screw Identification
Using the proper screw for the intended application is important. EAA Technical Counselor and A&P mechanic Bob Koehler reviews different types of nonstructural screws commonly used in aircraft construction.
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.
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.
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.
Cable and Nicopress Sleeve Tips
EAA volunteer and A&P mechanic Fred Stadler provides tips on making up control cables and nicopress sleeve crimping tips.