Locating Blind Holes
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch provides a tip to help locate holes without the use of a hole-finder tool.
Knife Trimming Composites
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates how to trim a layup while in the green state not fully cured.
How to Make a Hot-Wire Bow
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch shows how to assemble a homebuilt hot-wire bow to cut foam for composite layups.
Drilling Holes in Composites
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates the use of a hole saw to cut accurate holes in cured composite materials.
Squaring Up Blue Foam
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates how to use a hot-wire bow to square up large billets of blue styrofoam.
Epoxy Resin Scratch Test
EAA Technical Counselor Mike Busch demonstrates a tip to test epoxy resin to verify it has cured properly.
Hot-Wire Cutter Components
Using a hot-wire is an effective way to cut foam block used for composite construction. EAA staff member Mark Forss shows the component part that make up a hot-wire bow system.