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.
In Hints for Homebuilders
Crimping Butt Connectors
EAA technical counselor and A&P/IA Dick Koehler discusses how to use butt connectors and demonstrates wire splicing using a butt connector.
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.
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.
Joe Norris explains the requirements for an aircraft dataplate. Joe is is on the EAA staff as well as a DAR, A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and EAA Technical Counselor.
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.