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sa   RIVET

Tip on varnishing all holes in wooden spars before installing metal bolts in order to eliminate bolt corrosion.
E.A.A. TECHNICAL COUNSELOR NEWS Dec 1992-Feb 1993 pg. 3

How to drill very accurate round holes for critical applications of AN bolts.

Tip on keeping a U-shaped aileron, elevator or rudder hinge from twisting and binding (on a wooden airfoil)

Tip on coating bolts (inserted into wooden spars) to avoid corrosion.

Tip on using paint dots to mark fasteners which have been tightened and torqued.

Bolts for the blue. An explanation of the numbering/coding scheme used in aircraft fasteners.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jan 1986 (v.13#1) pg. 46
Added Info HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT May 1986 (v.13#5) pg. 59

Shopsheet. Diagrams illustrate the basic installation concepts for aircraft bolts.
KITPLANES Apr 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 88

Shopsheet. Diagrams illustrate the basic components and numbering scheme for aircraft turnbuckles.
KITPLANES May 1996 (v.13#5) pg. 79

Shopsheet. Edge margin. Diagram and chart illustrate the minimum distance that a bolt hole should be placed from either the edge of a piece of metal or another hole.
KITPLANES Aug 1996 (v.13#8) pg. 34

Shopsheet. Aircraft turnbuckle assemblies and associated AN numbers.
KITPLANES May 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 63

How to unstick stuck fasteners (screws) holding aircraft cowls, inspection plates, and other metal-to-metal connections.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1987 (v.9#5) pg. 18

Understanding aircraft hardware. An explanation of the numbers, letters and marks used to identify aircraft nuts, bolts, and washers.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1988 (v.10#4) pg. 14

Tip on which aircraft screws can (and can't) be owner-replaced using stainless steel hardware.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1990 (v.12#10) pg. 18

Fastener torque. Mythology vs. methodology.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1991 (v.13#7) pg. 11

Tips on drilling out and replacing old Rivnuts.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1995 (v.17#7) pg. 22

New threads for stripped fasteners. Installing a Helicoil is described in detail.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1995 (v.17#10) pg. 11

Aircraft hardware. An overview of the nuts, bolts, screws, and rivets that are approved for use in aircraft.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jun 1999 (v.21#6) pg. 15

Aircraft hardware. Understanding what the real stuff looks like and where to get it.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1999 (v.21#12) pg. 10

National Aerospace Standards (NAS) fasteners. How to identify NAS bolts and screws which are replacing the older AN Standard items in aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1983 (v.32#1) pg. 56

Chart of maximum loads for AN fasteners.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1983 (v.32#7) pg. 41

Sportplane builder. The installation and use of piano hinges.
SPORT AVIATION May 1985 (v.34#5) pg. 16

Sportplane builder. Are you using your aircraft hardware correctly? Looks at bolts, machine screws, eye bolts, turnbuckles and rod ends.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1985 (v.34#6) pg. 22

How to make protective shields for firewall openings and grommets.
SPORT AVIATION May 1989 (v.38#5) pg. 36

Tip on making standoffs for wires, cables and hoses from short lengths of automotive type fuel line.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1991 (v.40#6) pg. 74

Tip on using wedge-shaped washers under the bolt heads and nuts for the vertical bolts through spars.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1991 (v.40#9) pg. 63

Combine ring-type electrical terminals, plastic tie-wraps, and pop rivets to hang wires and static line tubing from the inside of a fuselage.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1991 (v.40#12) pg. 88

Tip on getting a clean cut through the threads of a drag and anti-drag wire which will not damage the threads.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1992 (v.41#10) pg. 106
Added Info SPORT AVIATION Dec 1992 (v.41#12) pg. 4

Jig for drilling holes through a wooden wing spar so that they exactly match up with the holes in the metal fitting being attached. Drilling uses only a portable electric drill.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1993 (v.42#7) pg. 72

Anchor nuts. Where to use them. Selecting the right kind of anchor nut. Installing anchor nuts.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1994 (v.43#3) pg. 72

Tip on using flexible PVC drip-irrigation tubing to protect aircraft wiring, fuel lines, vernier control cables, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1995 (v.44#6) pg. 102

Strap hinges for tail feathers on homebuilt tube and fabric aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1996 (v.45#6) pg. 104

Tip on using a polyethylene bearing to support the hinge tube attached to an aileron, rudder, or elevator.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1997 (v.46#6) pg. 112

Making shotgun stock. Make hinges from mig welded tubing that slips over the spar and allows aligning of elevator and rudder prior to welding hinges in place.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1997 (v.46#10) pg. 114

Aircraft hardware. Part 1. Bolts, nuts, washers, cotter pins and safety wire.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1998 (v.47#3) pg. 102

Aircraft hardware. Part 2. Rivets, screws, turnlock fasteners, O-rings, gaskets, grommets, clamps, and piano hinges.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1998 (v.47#4) pg. 107

Control cable assemblies. Looks at cable, hardware, fabrication, installation, and inspection.
SPORT AVIATION May 1998 (v.47#5) pg. 92

Proper use of a clevis bolt, thimble, and shackle to form an aircraft fitting which rotates.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1998 (v.47#8) pg. 113

Simple method for safetying the jam nut on a rod-end bearing.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1999 (v.48#1) pg. 122