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.
In Hardware, Cable and Safetying
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.
Adjusting Control Cable Tension
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation discusses checking the tension for aircraft control cables.
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.
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation discusses pulley installation and inspection issues.
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.
Cutting Internal Theads
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Bob Koehler demonstrates the use of a tap to cut internal threads within a piece of aluminum plate.