Welding By The Numbers
Dr. Joe Maj, AirVenture volunteer in the Gas welding workshops and SportAir Workshop instructor shares his three key numbers for gas welding success. If you adopt these three key numbers, you will learn to gas weld much quicker and easier.
Marking Tubing Reference Lines
Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff demonstrates an easy way to mark a reference line on long pieces of tubing.
TIG Welding Accessories Overview
Charlie Becker from the EAA staff provides an overview of several accessories you might want to acquire when setting up your new TIG welding system.
Fabric Covering Drain Holes
Installing holes in fabric covered airplanes is one of the last steps in the fabric covering process. Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff shows an easy way to do this using a round tip soldering iron.
Joining tubes together requires shaping the tube end to get a good tight fit. Charlie Becker demonstrates a technique he learned from Paul Poberezny to fishmouth tubing for good tight fits.
Modified Seine Knot - Alternate Method
Jasen Golden from Rainbow Aviation Services demonstrates an alternate sequence to tie the modified seine knot for rib stitching fabric covered aircraft.
Welding Helmets Overview
Not all welding helmets are the same. Charlie Becker from the EAA staff reviews the basic and some special features of helmets and discusses how more than one helmet is useful when welding aircraft structures.