Hot-Wire Cutter Components
Using a hot-wire is an effective way to cut foam block used for composite construction. EAA staff member Mark Forss shows the component part that make up a hot-wire bow system.
In Hints for Homebuilders
Tie Wrap Stand Off
UPDATED AUGUST 3, 2017 - Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff shows how to make standoffs to secure flexible fuel line with a tie wrap.
Sheet Metal Snips
Cutting sheet metal can be made easy when using the properly designed snips for the application. Tracy Buttles from the EAA staff demonstrates how to use various types of handheld sheet metal snips.
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation demonstrates the use of bonding brushes to prepare a surface for a grounding lug to be properly attached to the airframe.
Document Project with Smartphone
Mark Forss from the EAA staff discusses and shows the wide variety of accessories you can get for a smartphone to use for documenting your aircraft building project.
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.
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.