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xx   TOOL

Tips on using a pneumatic sealing tool (sealant gun) to apply "Proseal" during assembly of BD-5 (or other) aircraft components.
Added Info E.A.A. TECHNICAL COUNSELOR NEWS Spring 1997 pg. 4

Valve stem-grabbing device made from copper tubing, welding rod, screw, and a nut.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1992 (v.14#2) pg. 5

Useful tools for removing aircraft spark plug leads and spark plugs are noted. ADDED INFO: 51301992.45 p5
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1992 (v.14#5) pg. 24
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1992 (v.14#7) pg. 5

Make your own jigs for checking exhaust valve wobble on Lycoming engines.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Aug 1994 (v.16#8) pg. 14

Make an aircraft valve spring compressor. Est. cost: $10.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1996 (v.18#6) pg. 18

Toolbox review. What every aircraft mechanic should have on hand and within easy reach.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1997 (v.19#1) pg. 8

A multipurpose, free-standing airframe workbench (support) is fabricated from two inexpensive metal sawhorses and thinwall square steel tubing.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1990 (v.39#1) pg. 58

Plexiglas jig fits over the cylinder hold-down flange bolts and supports the piston and connecting rod while a cylinder is removed or installed.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1990 (v.39#3) pg. 42

Center section rebuilding fixture. Jig built from plumbing pipe and angle iron is used to hold the center section of a wing so that it can be easily rotated for repair.
SPORT AVIATION May 1990 (v.39#5) pg. 48

Setting up shop to build an airplane. Advice on selecting tools, tables, storage, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1990 (v.39#7) pg. 32

Convert a set of brake spring pliers into a useful tool for attachment and detachment of tensioned cables.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1990 (v.39#7) pg. 59

Swivel bracket attached to the engine mount makes it easy for one person to rotate an aircraft fuselage during construction.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1990 (v.39#8) pg. 60

Wing protection platform is built from scrap plywood and serves as a work surface, tool holder, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1990 (v.39#9) pg. 66

Make a set of 5 mandrels used to fabricate Aeroquip or Stratoflex hose assemblies. Est. cost: $15.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1992 (v.41#2) pg. 75

Painting wings the easy way. Constructing and using mobile wing stands and wing pivot stands.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1992 (v.41#7) pg. 76

Jig for adjusting the blade angle of a ground-adjustable propeller is also suitable for setting up just about any other wing or fuselage alignment parameters. It combines a machinist's protractor with two bubble tubes from an inexpensive level.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1992 (v.41#9) pg. 83

Tip on using a stud finder to locate hidden aircraft components (fuel tanks, ribs, etc.).
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1993 (v.42#9) pg. 90

Tip on making alignment bushings from cup-point set screws.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1994 (v.43#8) pg. 108

What your drill can do for you. Accessories and techniques to improve the usefulness of an electric drill, cordless drill, air drill and angle drill when building an airplane.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1995 (v.44#2) pg. 60

A special tools cache for your aircraft. Tips on keeping track of all those "special" tools required when working on an aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1996 (v.45#4) pg. 74

Build a differential compression tester for aircraft engines.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1996 (v.45#7) pg. 106

Tube beading tool is used for "dimpling" aluminum tubes to keep hose clamps from slipping off.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1996 (v.45#8) pg. 110

Jig for removing piston pins with no damage to the piston and no strain on the connecting rod.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1997 (v.46#1) pg. 115

Converting an automotive engine stand to a fixture stand which allows a fuselage under construction to be rotated 360-degrees on its longitudinal axis.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1997 (v.46#8) pg. 119

Support racks made of square tubing are designed to hold the one-piece Glasair III wing and fuselage for painting all sides at the same time.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1999 (v.48#4) pg. 113

Suggestions for putting together an emergency "essential" tool kit to carry in an aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1999 (v.48#7) pg. 124

Fuselage handling jig. Plumbing pipe jigs attached to the nose and tail of a fuselage frame allow it to be rotated and clamped anywhere desired.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE May 1992 (v.20#5) pg. 25

Rotating fuselage work stands are built from mild steel tube. Some welding required. Est. cost: $60 per pair.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Dec 1993 (v.21#12) pg. 26

Using a drill press as a valve spring compressor when working on parallel valve cylinders.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE May 1994 (v.22#5) pg. 20