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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.