Soldering Tips-Holding Wires
Holding 2 wires together for soldering can be a challenge, especially if they are under your instrument panel. Mitch Zehr from the EAA aircraft maintenance staff shows how to use the plastic top from a spray can to help make it easier.
Electrical Volt-Ohm Multimeter
Dick Koehler discusses the use of a digital volt/ohm multimeter which is a useful tool for diagnosing electrical issues.
Labeling Electrical Wires
Labeling electrical wires is sometimes overlooked during the building process. EAA volunteer Fred Stadler shows how effective a label maker can be to mark heat shrink tubing and install on wires as a method to mark wires for later identification.
Molex Avionics Connectors
Dick Koehler demonstrates how to make a Molex connector commonly used in avionics installations. Dick is a Technical Counselor for EAA Chapter 186, A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and SportAir Workshop instructor.
Voltage Regulator Overview
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Dick Koehler shows the inside of a mechanical voltage regulator and discusses the component parts and how it all works to regulate voltage in an aircraft's electrical system.
Key Switch Installation
Tracy Buttles from the EAA staff demonstrates how to install a ignition key switch into an instrument panel in a way that locks it in place and prevents it from rotating within the mounting hole.
Dick Koehler discusses types of electrical switches and their usage. Dick is a Technical Counselor for EAA Chapter 186, A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and SportAir Workshop instructor.