Gun Riveting Basics
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Bob Koehler demonstrates the basics of using a 2X rivet gun and bucking bar to properly set protruding and flush head rivets.
In Sheet Metal
Sheet Metal Snips
Cutting sheet metal can be made easy when using the properly designed snips for the application. Tracy Buttles from the EAA staff demonstrates how to use various types of handheld sheet metal snips.
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.
Bucking Bar Basics
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Bob Koehler shows different types of bucking bars to set rivets. He reviews several designs and demonstrates their usage.
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.
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 Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Bob Koehler likes to stock longer sized rivets then cut to size when needed. He demonstrates how to cut solid structural rivets to proper length prior to being set.