Forming Aircraft Plywood
Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff demonstrates how thin aircraft plywood can be soaked in hot water, then formed. This can be useful for aircraft that use plywood for the leading edge of the wing.
Wood Rib Construction Tips-Part 1
Dave Clark shares some tips on building wood wing ribs. Dave and other members of Chapter 1311 are helping Paul Poberezny construct a replica of the Mechanix Illustrated Baby Ace.
Achieving a clean cut line without splintering can be a challenge when using a jigsaw. Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff gives a couple tips that can minimize wood splintering on your cut line.
Bending Wood Capstrips
In this tip, Earl Luce demonstrates an easy method for prebending your wood capstrips. Earl is an EAA SportAir Workshop instructor and a volunteer EAA Technical Counselor.
Wood Rib Construction Tips-Part 2
Dave Clark shares some hints on gluing up wood wing ribs. Dave and other members of Chapter 1311 are helping Paul Poberezny construct a replica of the Mechanix Illustrated Baby Ace.
Removing Staples after Glueing
Staples are used routinely to hold wood components in place until the glue dries. In this video, Timm Bogehagen of the EAA staff shows a couple of techniques to easily remove the staples once the glue is dry.
Wood Drill Alignment Jig
Timm Bogenhagen from the EAA staff shows how to build and use a simple alignment jig made from a wood block and steel bushing stock. The Jig is useful to align attachment straps when having to use a hand drill.