Chasing the Elusive Thread
Chasing a thread (B) on the lathe involves engaging the feed system to make several passes using the 60-degree thread-form tool (A) until...
500-hour Inspection vs. Overhaul
About every 500 hours, your magnetos need to be inspected and repaired as needed (IRAN) to keep them performing well. Some of this work...
Joining Two Small Wires
By David Boeshaar.
Vacuum electrical connectors before installation to avoid difficult troubleshooting later.
The New Guy
Getting advice from the Internet. By David Boeshaar.
A&P mechanics and Experimental aircraft.
Jim Weir describes some close encounters with power regulators of the plastic and metal-can kind.
Battery facts and fables: lithium lead-acid equivalency. By Robert L. Nuckolls, III.
Antennas According to Jim (Ch. 1)
First, let’s talk about “polarization”; there are three polarizations. The first two are easy.
Home Shop Machinist
Conrad Norquist shows how the 6061 tubes supplied with Airdrome Aeroplanes kits are easily bent using wood templatesMechanics from aviation's golden age did...