Crimping Butt Connectors
EAA technical counselor and A&P/IA Dick Koehler discusses how to use butt connectors and demonstrates wire splicing using a butt connector.
In Hints for Homebuilders
Basics of Stripping and Crimping Wire
Dick Koehler demonstrates basic techniques of stripping and crimping wire. Dick is a technical counselor for EAA Chapter 186, an A&P mechanic with IA, and a SportAir Workshop instructor.
Drilling Out a Rivet
When you're riveting on your aircraft there's probably going to come a time when you get a rivet that doesn't quite set the way you want it. Joe Norris, EAA's flight training manager, demonstrates the proper way to drill out an offending rivet.
Using Metal Shrinker
EAA Chapters Manager John Egan demonstrates the use of a metal shrinker. John also shows how he used a shrinker to bend the metal cap strips on the aluminum ribs he built for his scratchbuilt Super Cub.
Bending Steel Tubing
Bending steel tubing is required on many steel tube fuselage designs. Scratchbuilt Super Cub builder and EAA chapter manager John Egan shows a jig he built and demonstrates how to bend tubing using the jig.
EAA technical counselor and A&P/IA Dick Koehler demonstrates the use of heat shrinkable solder sleeves and how they can conveniently be used to tie ground wires together.
Tips for Cleaning Your Windscreen
Joe Norris provides tips to keep your windscreen clean and his favorite products to avoid scratches. Joe is the EAA flight training manager as well as a DAR, A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and EAA Technical Counselor.