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Construction Work Table

EAA Chapter 1000 Standardized Work Tables Plans and Building Instructions

EAA How-To Books

The Official EAA Merchandise Catalog.

EAA SportAir Workshops

Build your own airplane! Let us show you how.

Experimental Aircraft library of how-to Articles

Lot's of cool articles about everything to do with Experimental Aircraft.

Fiberglass 101

Filling in the Cracks. Smitty decided to share what he has learned in his crack filling episodes where the fiberglass meets the metal, namely the elevators, rudder and horizontal stabilizer. He has been picking the brains of those who have covered their cracks (he-he) in the past.

Fiberglass Tutorial

"Fiberglass!", "Why does it always have to be Fiberglass?" Tutorial on a fiberglass modification to a FAB airbox.

Nutplate Preparation

After dimpling and hand countersinking the rivet holes in the rear wing spar, it gave Smitty a new idea on how to prepare the nutplates for the splice strip. Below are the steps he used to dimple and countersink the nutplates.

RV Training Project Practice Kit

This is a training project used to introduce prospective RV builders to the materials and techniques used in putting together an RV kit. You'll assemble a short section of control surface and, in the process, learn the basic sheet metal skills needed during actual kit construction.

RV-9A Wing Cradle Construction

Photos, Tools, with step by step wing cradle construction.

Sheet Metal Video

Demo of constructing the RV Training Project Practice Kit *(go to "Videos", "Other Videos", and look for "Sheet Metal Tools").

Toolbox Kit Practice Project

The Toolbox Kit comes with documentation, along with all the parts and rivets needed to complete the toolbox. This training project consists of several pre-punched parts that are riveted together to form the box and lid and a hinge to hold them together.

Wing Incidence Drilling Simplified

Van's PDF file on setting the wing incidence.

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