Reminder: Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting February 10th, 2020

This coming Monday…

We are meeting at Louie’s Hangar (Hangar N38 @ KVPZ) for some hands on aviation. See the event page for more details.

This month’s planned topic is:

PAINT STRIPPING AND METAL PREP!

Fat Albert getting it's paint stripped. Air Force photo by Kelly White.
Fat Albert getting it’s paint stripped. Air Force photo by Kelly White.

Prospective members are always welcome at our events.

Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting February 10th, 2020

We are meeting at Louie’s Hangar (Hangar N38 @ KVPZ) for some hands on aviation. See the event page for more details.

This month’s planned topic is:

PAINT STRIPPING AND METAL PREP!

Fat Albert getting it's paint stripped. Air Force photo by Kelly White.
Fat Albert getting it’s paint stripped. Air Force photo by Kelly White.

Prospective members are always welcome at our events.

Pictures from Last Night’s Hands On – Compression Testing

If you missed last night’s EAA 104 event, here are some pictures to entice you to come to our next Hands On! in Valparaiso.

Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020
Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020

Reminder – Hands On! EAA 104 Meeting January 13th, 2020

You do not need to be a current member to attend, new prospective members are welcome.

Current members… Yearly dues of $15 are due. Please remit to Rick Schreiber.


We are meeting at Louie’s Hangar (Hangar N38 @ KVPZ) for some hands on aviation.

This month’s planned topic is:

Compression Testing! Troubleshooting and how to interpret the results.

Compression Testing Aircraft Cylinders
Compression Testing Aircraft Cylinders

At previous HANDS ON! events we have…

1) Had a rivet clinic and drilled out and removed rivets in a wing.
2) Taken apart a metal wing and retrieved the main spar.
3) Taken apart a continental engine.
4) Taken apart a fabric wing.

We are looking for new members! Join EAA Chapter 104 and our local A&P IA for some HANDS ON learning. Message or post if you do not know how to get to hangar N38 at Porter County Regional Airport.

Louie is in hangar N38 on the end with the park bench.

More information on our events page…

Facebook event listing...

EAA Chapter 104 November 2019 Meeting

EAA Chapter 104 will be meeting at Louie’s Hangar on Monday November 11th at KVPZ at 6:30pm. This month’s topic is planned to be Care and Feeding of your Ignition System… Magnetos to Spark plugs!!

Aircraft Ignition System - Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge Figure 7-16 (FAA-H-8083-25B).
Aircraft Ignition System – Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge Figure 7-16 (FAA-H-8083-25B).

Hands On! July 2019 EAA Chapter 104 Meeting: Magneto tear-down and rebuild!

Chanute Field – Testing Aircraft Magnetos – 1944 – United States Army Air Forces (source: Wikimedia Commons)

EAA Chapter 104’s July 2019 meeting will be held Monday, July 8th at Louie’s Hangar (N38) at KVPZ (Porter County Regional Airport) at 6:30PM. We will be doing a teardown and rebuild discussion on Magnetos!

We’ll also be discussing remaining construction needed for our summer 2019 events. Please think about volunteering!

See our facebook event page.