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.
In Hints for Homebuilders
Drill Sizes- Number vs. Fractional
Joe Norris provides an review of drill sizes and the benefils of using numbered drill sizes for accuracy. Joe is the EAA Flight Training Manager as well as a DAR, A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and EAA Technical Counselor.
Measuring Control Deflection with a Digital Level
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation shows how to use a digital level to measure the deflection of control surfaces.
Picking up Tack Nails
Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff demonstrates using a needle nose pliers to pick up small nails used to nail gussets in place.
Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff discusses using a digital infrared thermometer to increase accuracy and convenience while checking iron temperatures for shrinking fabric.
Technical Counselor Program Overview
Joe Norris provides an overview of the EAA Technical Counselor program. Joe is the EAA flight training manager, a DAR, A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and EAA Technical Counselor.
Installing Vinyl Graphics
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation shows how to install vinyl graphics using either the wet or dry application method.