Cutting Aircraft Plywood
UPDATED July 20, 2017: In this week's tip, Timm Bogenhagen of the EAA Staff shares a few ways to cut aircraft plywood. Timm is a Technical Counselor and builder of an Oshkosh award winning TEAM Minimax.
In Hints for Homebuilders
Light Plane Cable
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation shows off a light weight smooth operating cable system made by Odyssey for bikes called Slic Kables that is a great alternative for ultralight and light plane throttle systems.
Corrosion Prevention Sprays
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Avation discusses the many uses for ACF-50 and Corrosion X to prevent and stop corrosion. Including metal and electrical components.
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.
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.
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.
Fabricate Control Surface Hinges
EAA chapter manager John Egan shows how he built hinges used for the elevator and rudder of his scratch built Super Cub project.