Builder Tip #82 from HomebuiltHELP 
Get yourself a Snake Camera (Endoscope)
(and see things you never saw before!)
The ability to inspect hard-to-see areas of your aircraft makes this tool invaluable!
The endoscope or snake camera provides visual access to areas of your aircraft that are nearly impossible to see. It is the pair of eyes you never had before for use while building, repairing or inspecting.

Surgeons have used these cameras to see inside the human body while performing operations for quite a few years. Technology has now provided a comparable tool at a super low cost for aircraft builders and mechanics.

Used with your smart phone for viewing and recording images, this camera allows you to "snake" through hard to see areas of your aircraft. Looking for a loose fuel connection, a rattling bolt or tracing the motion of cables within the fuselage, this tool will prove itself during construction and maintenance of your aircraft. Of course, there will be a hundred other uses around your house as well!

Watch as we demonstrate the utility of this unique instrument in and around a homebuilt aircraft and explain some of the features we think important.

 Endoscope "snake" camera very affordable!
Inspecting fuel tank in wing with endoscope

What popular aircraft engines are available for your homebuilt in the 100 HP range?
Collecting information on the viable engine choices for your experimental aircraft is a task that is a lot easier with our  double DVD  video compilation:  The 912 Competition 

This DVD provides homebuilders with a dynamic review of the popular engine choices available for the experimental aircraft builder in the 80-120 HP range.

This DVD now features updates on 4 engines: the  Aeromomentum  family, the  Continental O200 , the   ULPower   family of engines, and  VIking Aircraft Engines. This is in addition to presentations on the Corvair, Jabiru, Great Plains, Aerovee, Rotec, Rotax, and legacy Subaru, Suzuki engine providers.

In one sitting you can see  10 of the most popular engine choices presented by their respective vendors/manufacturers and decide for yourself which is best for your project!
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