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
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.
EAA technical counselor and A&P/IA Dick Koehler demonstrates the use of heat shrinkable solder sleeves and how they can conveniently be used to tie ground wires together.
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.
Removing a Hat Button
That button on the top of a hat can hurt if wearing a headset while flying. Dick Koehler shows us how to easily remove this headache button.