Builder Tip #53 from HomebuiltHELP 
Stopping Corrosion in Metal Aircraft
Building a Metal Aircraft?Concerned about corrosion?

Most homebuilt aircraft have a substantial amount of aluminum and steel parts that need to be protected from environmental challenges: moisture, salt, etc.  While some builders prime and paint every single metal part (back and front - inside and out!) this is an expensive and time consuming process for many of us.

Another well known technique for protecting metal parts (used by general aviation aircraft fleet maintenance) is Fluid Thin Film Coating provided as off the shelf products: ACF-50 and CorrosionX. Out tip of the week video will introduce you to this method of corrosion protection that provides the same benefits to your homebuilt metal aircraft.

Above: Quick explanation of corrosion process
    Example product of FTFC fluid technology
Vans RV12 : try Building the Tail using step by step DVD videos

If you have been contemplating an aircraft kit project like Van's RV12, why not take a low risk approach to experiencing just how much work - and fun it would be. Low-risk means that for just the price of our RV-12 Tail assembly DVD you can watch the step by step effort and the tools required to make it go together.

Building a kit aircraft of any type takes an enormous amount of time and focus on the part of the builder.  For some, this means more than one year of building effort before the project is flyable.

After watching our RV12 Empennage (Tail) DVD you will completely understand what it takes to succeed-  not just with finishing the tail, but you will then posses a realistic understanding of building the entire kit

A HomebuiltHELP DVD prepares you for the adventure to come. Purchase the Tail DVD now and keep your dream alive! Watching over another's shoulder is like having a helper around that has done the task before!

    Attaching bracket with pre-drilled holes
Completed assembly covered by DVD
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