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.
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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.
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.
Building Aluminum Rib Jig
Scratch built Super Cub builder and EAA Chapters Manager John Egan shows the wing rib jig he built to assemble his built up aluminum wing ribs.
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.
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.
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.