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EAA’s ‘Hints For Homebuilders’ Hits Century Mark

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#1 Posted: 8/20/2009 16:25:15

From EAA.org:

 August 20, 2009 — This week EAA marked the 100th episode of Hints for Homebuilders, the popular video series on the EAA website. The series, featuring short, informative, helpful tips from experts on all aspects of amateur aircraft building was launched in March of 2008 and became instantly popular among EAA members and homebuilders – so much so that the total number of downloads is approaching 1 million, according to Charlie Becker, EAA director of member programs.

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Steven Fisher
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#2 Posted: 8/8/2010 12:13:46

Too bad I can't find anything on the new web site!  I try to find "hints for homebuilders" from this site and it says the video is no longer available.  If I go from the news emails, all of the hints are mixed together along with interviews!  I can no longer find all of the say sheet metal hints in one place.  Please organize this stuff better on the web site.  Also, a website detailed map would be very useful!  It was hard to find what I was looking for before on the old EAA website.  Unfortunately, the new site is even more difficult.

Thanks,

Steve



Robert Dingley
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#3 Posted: 8/8/2010 14:08:43
Steven Fisher wrote:

 

Too bad I can't find anything on the new web site!  I try to find "hints for homebuilders" from this site and it says the video is no longer available.  If I go from the news emails, all of the hints are mixed together along with interviews!  I can no longer find all of the say sheet metal hints in one place.  Please organize this stuff better on the web site.  Also, a website detailed map would be very useful!  It was hard to find what I was looking for before on the old EAA website.  Unfortunately, the new site is even more difficult.

Thanks,

Steve

 

Me too Steve.

I am looking for guidance on making a joggle in an inspection port so that the cover fits flush. I don't see it in Homebuilt Hints. Sure, I could just cut a hole and slap on a cover  that overlaps the hole. That is not quite elegant enough. The other solution would be to rivet a doubler on the inner surface. I am planning several ports.

I have been looking at a Lap Joint Joggle Tool available from ACS, ATS and Brown Tool. I am not sure that it could be used on a rectangle inspection port, however. No question that it would be a no brainer on one edge of a larger sheet.

Has anyone used this tool? Is there another way to joggle an inspection port? Even a round one?

Bob