Cutting Aircraft Plywood
UPDATED July 20, 2017: In this week's tip, Timm Bogenhagen of the EAA Staff shares a few ways to cut aircraft plywood. Timm is a Technical Counselor and builder of an Oshkosh award winning TEAM Minimax.
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 Wing Rib Jig Construction
Dave Clark shares some tips on making a wood wing rib jig. Dave and other members of Chapter 1311 are helping Paul Poberezny construct a replica of the Mechanix Illustrated Baby Ace.
Varnishing Holes in Wood with a Pipe Cleaner
Timm Bogenhagen from EAA staff demonstrates a technique to apply varnish inside bolt holes using a pipe cleaner.
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.
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.
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.