Turnbuckle Chain Tool
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation demonstrates the use of a turnbuckle chain tool for tensioning cable turnbuckles.
In Hints for Homebuilders
Bending Steel Tubing
Bending steel tubing is required on many steel tube fuselage designs. Scratchbuilt Super Cub builder and EAA chapter manager John Egan shows a jig he built and demonstrates how to bend tubing using the jig.
Setting NGK Spark Plug Gap
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation demonstrates the process to set the gap on a typical NGK spark plug used in 2-cycle engines.
Drilling Out a Rivet
When you're riveting on your aircraft there's probably going to come a time when you get a rivet that doesn't quite set the way you want it. Joe Norris, EAA's flight training manager, demonstrates the proper way to drill out an offending rivet.
Easy Fuselage Layout
Pietenpol and Super Cub builder John Egan demonstrates a technique to layout and draw in full scale the sides of a fuselage. Once laid out the members can be built in place on top of the layout lines.
Forming Steel with Arbor Press
Forming steel plate can be made easy using an arbor press and homebuilt fabricated dies. EAA Chapters Manager John Egan reviews his fabricated components then demonstrates how to form a wood floor hold down clamp.
Using Metal Shrinker
EAA Chapters Manager John Egan demonstrates the use of a metal shrinker. John also shows how he used a shrinker to bend the metal cap strips on the aluminum ribs he built for his scratchbuilt Super Cub.