One valuable benefit of Chapter 105 membership is access to the group’s tools. The chapter has built up a nice collection of tools of the kind that most builders/flyers only need once or occasionally, but that can come in really handy when you do need them.
Anyone checking out tools will be expected to take proper care of them. Return them clean. If broken, repair before returning, or discuss it with the toolmeister; don’t just turn it in and assume it’s his job to fix it. Do not pass tools on to other members without first clearing it with the toolmeister.
TOOLMEISTER: Bruce Rose
Tune-up & Annual Kit
- Compression checker
- Mag timing light
- Timing dial
- Mag adjustment tool
- Plug gapper
- High voltage cable tester, and
- Plug vibrator cleaner.
(Click HERE for annual inspection procedures/usage doc)
Other Tools Include:
- Champion spark plug abrasive cleaner and tester – usually with Tune-up Kit;
- Brake lining rivet set – Tool to remove and replace rivets in brake linings;
- Oil filter cutter – Custom made by Stan V;
- Wing Jacks (2) – Works for all models except RV-3;
- Engine hoist – Just the thing for hanging your engine;
- Wire crimping tool & die – for large gauge wires (e.g. battery leads);
- Aircraft scales – accurately weigh your beast and also determine CG;
- Tire balancer- located in chapter hangar G1, take your wheels in;
- Tire bead breaker – located in the chapter hangar G1, take your wheels in;
- HVLP paint sprayer – turbine type. Includes gun and air turbine;
- Instrument hole template – for instrument panel mounting screw holes;
- Cylinder base wrenches;
- Vacuum pump wrench – for those hard-to-reach nuts and bolts;
- VSWR meter – for matching your radio to your antennae.
Bring your own hand tools since none are available at the Chapter Hangar.
Chapter 105 board is pleased to offer a significant program for members: a state-of-the-art propeller balancing system. The Chapter has purchased a Dynamic Solutions Systems MicroVib™ II Aircraft Analyzer to add to our already robust Tool Crib program. Learn more about prop balancing, and this system in particular, at their website.
Here’s how the program works:
- For Chapter 105 members who are current with their chapter dues, as well as National dues;
- Member personal aircraft ONLY;
- $20 fee for each balance job (the fee covers consumables and a reserve fund for calibration, repairs, or updates we will need over the years);
- Managed and supervised exclusively by the Balance Meister: Bruce Rose;
- The member assumes all responsibility/liability (the Balance Meister is only assisting YOU, as you balance your prop while he operates the equipment).
So! If you are a current, dues-paying member of EAA and Chapter 105, you can take advantage of this amazing program., Best join up or get caught up on your dues, then contact Bruce Rose to set up an appointment. 503-848-2228 or brucefalcondesign.com.