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
Adjusting Control Cable Tension
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation discusses checking the tension for aircraft control cables.
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.
Rod End Bearings
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation discusses rod end bearning installation.
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation discusses pulley installation and inspection issues.
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.
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.