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
Safety Wire Techniques
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation Services demonstrates a method to safety wire multiple fasteners with a single wire and tips to keep the wire tight and secure.
Rubber Lined Zip Tie
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation shows off a new product, grip lock ties. Using rubber as a cushion this zip tie is sure to be useful in many areas of a homebuilt airplane.
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.
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.
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.