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
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.
EAA Technical Counselors and A&P/IA mechanics Dick and Bob Koehler demonstrate back riveting using a back rivet set, steel plate and 2X rivet gun.
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.
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.
Using Metal Shrinker
EAA Chapters Manager John Egan demonstrates the use of a metal shrinker. John also shows how he used a shrinker to bend the metal cap strips on the aluminum ribs he built for his scratchbuilt Super Cub.
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.