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.
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.
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.
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.
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.