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.
Cutting Dacron sailcloth
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation Services shows how to cut dacron sailcloth by modifying a soldering iron into a hot knife.
Filler Rods for Gas Welding 4130
Dr. Joe Maj, AirVenture volunteer in the Gas welding workshops and SportAir Workshop instructor shows us the top choices for filler rod for gas welding 4130, and the application for each one.
Gas Welding Tip Selection
A lot of begining welders ask what size welding tip do I need to weld steel tubing? Dr. Joe Maj, AirVenture volunteer in the Gas welding workshops and SportAir Workshop instructor, answers this confusing question.
TIG Welding Tips
Charlie Becker from the EAA staff provides several tips and tricks to obtain the best possible TIG welds.
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.
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.