Removing Protective Plastic from Aluminum
Removing protective plastic from large sheets of aluminum can be difficult. Tim Hoversten from the EAA staff demonstrates the use of a heat gun and wood dowel to conveniently remove large sections of the protective plastic coating.
In Sheet Metal
Flush Riveting with Hand Squeezer
EAA Technical Counselors and A&P/IA mechanics Dick and Bob Koehler demonstrate the use of a hand squeezer to dimple aluminum and then flush rivet two aluminum pieces together.
Pressure Testing Fuel Tank
Testing newly fabricated fuel tanks for leaks is always a good idea prior to flight. Tim Hoversten from the EAA staff demonstrates a simple technique to pressure test a welded aluminum fuel tank.
Flush Riveting with C-Frame
EAA Technical Counselors and A&P/IA mechanics Dick and Bob Koehler demonstrate the use of a C-frame to flush rivet two pieces of aluminum together.
Identifying Good vs. Bad Rivets
EAA Technical Counselors and A&P/IA mechanics Dick and Bob Koehler show samples of properly and improperly installed rivets. They review why and gives tips to follow for proper installation.
Rivet Gauge for Shop Head
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Bob Koehler demonstrates how to make a guage to measure the shop head of a rivet to ensure it has been properly set.
Fabricate Aluminum Rib Intercostal
Built up wing ribs have several component parts. In this video EAA chapter manager John Egan demonstrates how he fabricated an intercostal for his scratch built Super Cub aluminum ribs.