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Ted's Fun Flight! - Ted Chang
Ted Chang makes a short flight with a tail camera attached. Cool Video Ted!
How to repair a cracked fiberglass fairing on an Airplane - The AV8R's
How to fix a crack in the nose gear faring on an RV. Very simple to fix and it will look as good as new.
Mark Langford Airplane Fiberglass 101 - Jim McGauhey
Mark Langford, a builder of KR airplane fame, shows the basics of working with aircraft fiberglass, micro, and foam. This at the KR airplane Gathering in Sept 2015 at McMinnville, OR. Please excuse the lip synch issues.
Van's RV Fiberglass Techniques EAA SportAir Workshop - EAA
Vanís RVs and similar homebuilt aircraft are largely constructed by working with sheet metal, but thereís more involved in the completion of these airplanes. Eventually, some fiberglass work is going to come up, which a lot of builders find difficult after becoming accustomed to working with metal. EAAís Vanís RV Fiberglass Techniques SportAir Workshop class is the perfect solution.
Mike Patey Wilga (DRACO Video 3) Making Carbon Fiber Molds - Mike Patey
Turbine wilga engine conversion. Making the mold.
Engine Corrosion Tips From RAM Aircraft - AVweb
With flying activity declining, many aircraft sit idle for months at a time. This causes serious corrosion issues inside the engines and in this AVweb video, RAM Aircraft of Waco, Texas, tells us how to avoid these problems.
Safety Wire Demonstration - Brad McDonald
Aviation Instructor, Brad McDonald at the TPS Aviation Center give a quick Safety Wire demonstration.
How to Mount a GoPro Camera on a Van's RV Aircraft - Right Rudder
GoPro set up on a Van's RV-7A Aircraft along with video samples. This video describes the hardware and techniques we use to shoot great video using the latest GoPro camera mounts for a any Van's RV model.
Home Sweet Homebuilts - EAA
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 hosted celebrations of several historic homebuilt aircraft anniversaries, plus some newer designs on the field and in the sky. See examples of both, take a look inside some of the EAA homebuilding workshops, and relive Oshkosh with this homebuilt-focused video.
RV-10 Wings - Aileron Binding, Tank Leaks, More Goop - Jason Ellis
Jason is working on Fuel Tank leaks and Aileron issues. Check out his Patreon Page!
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