Tools and Tips
These tools and tips have proven invaluable in the
construction of my kitplane. Sometimes I learned the hard way
that there was a better way, or that a different tool would have made a
difficult job much easier. Maybe something you see here can help
you avoid troubles of your own.
have quite a collection of tools, and sometimes I accidently had the
right tool for the job, but every once in awhile I needed something
very specific. In those cases I'm glad I bought exactly the
tool instead of making do. Read here about the tools
I found invaluable.
go here tell us about your best tools, to read what other Kit
Plane Advice readers have to say about tools, or to ask your own
questions about Kit Plane Tools.
the building process, I've discovered a few things that the kit
instructions didn't quite cover, or things that I found particularly
useful. I've divided these into sections:
Although the new RV kits are all match drilled, and don't require them,
jigs can still be very useful. They help hold parts as you
work, and especially as you rivet. Here is a little bit about
jigs I made and used while building my RV-8.
I’ve had to do a complete cross country kitplane transport
twice. I guess that’s one of the hazards of being in the
how I did it.
Tell Us About Your Best Kit Plane Tip
By now you have probably scanned through the site. My idea was to provide some help to the next guy building. Do you have some tips that others may find useful? Send them to me, so I can include them here for others to learn from. Or do you just need a tip to help get through a tough spot on your project? Ask away.
If you want to talk about tools, please go here:
Your Best Kit Plane Tools
I will respond to all entries.