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.
In Hints for Homebuilders
Basics of Stripping and Crimping Wire
Dick Koehler demonstrates basic techniques of stripping and crimping wire. Dick is a technical counselor for EAA Chapter 186, an A&P mechanic with IA, and a SportAir Workshop instructor.
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.
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.
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.
Spark Plug Heat Transfer Paste
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation demonstrates how to apply heat transfer paste to spark plugs used in a Rotax 912 series engine.
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.