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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dick Koehler discusses different sizes of safety wire and when each size should be used. Dick is a Technical Counselor for EAA Chapter 186, A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and a SportAir Workshop instructor.
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.