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Metalworking101 for kit planes
with rudder workshop

clips from video:

Choosing proper snips

Unpacking rudder


working with Clecos



Special tools

Skeleton completed

Preparing skin


Ready for installation


Will you really take the plunge and build your first metal aircraft?

Our first presentation, Metalworking 101 with rudder workshop is targeted to the beginning student of pop-riveted metal kit plane construction. The ideal audience for this video is the person who is contemplating the undertaking of a metal kit plane project (for example: Zenith, Sonex, Hummel) and wants to witness the actual skills and procedures necessary for successfully achieving this end.  This very affordable DVD will take you thru the actual construction of a Zenith rudder, from start to finish.  While it can be used to supplement the construction guide supplied by the manufacturer with this rudder (a CH701, CH750 or CH601), it is actually intended to demonstrate to the beginning builder just what tasks and skills are required for any similar brand of metal kit plane construction. In addition to the rudder building demonstration,  general metal building procedures are explained and demonstrated.  Topics included in the demonstrations are:

  • identifying and cutting standard aircraft aluminum sheet
  • drilling and deburring aluminum sheet
  • simple and safe corrosion protection
  • cleco sizes and procedures
  • blind (pop) rivets and riveting demonstrations
  • special tools commonly used in metal working for kit planes

Watching the demonstrations and discussions of these topics in this video are clearly the next best thing to attending a live workshop for obtaining his knowledge.

These presentations are produced by a professional instructor and homebuilder, and actors are used only for the humorous content - which place these productions in a very special category... you will enjoy them!

Here is an unsolicited email message we received from builders Dutch & Mary Hinkle,

Just wanted to let you know my husband and I received your video last weekend and have reviewed it several times.  It is most excellent!  Watching the video helped reinforce our belief that we actually could do this project.  You broke things down in such a way they were easy to understand.  We also enjoyed the sections after the rudder assembly that went into basic sheet metal techniques.  Your close ups on things like how the rivet looks as you squeeze the riveter and how it looks once it "pops" off was really neat.  You have an eye for detail and an instinct to know what a newbie would want to see.  Your teaching technique was very good and we look forward to ordering some more of your video's in the future as our project progresses.

This first video production from is over 2 hours in length and is available as DVD for an introductory price of  $29.00 which includes first class shipping (U.S. and Canada)! We will attempt to continue this policy of  low cost in all of our products and not tack on handling and shipping charges.

$29.00  Includes First class USPS shipping
Over 2 hours in length
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If you are thinking of building a metal kit plane, you cannot miss this video workshop... before you commit to a project of this undertaking, see what skills are needed to succeed!  And have fun watching!

If you prefer, you may send a check to:

Box 111
Brussels, WI 54204

A snippet of the video: