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Working with Aluminium - Basic Course

Price

Member - £250, Non-Member - £270 (includes toolbox)

Duration

Arrival 09:00. Finish 17:00.

About the Course

The 'Working in Aluminium' courses have proved immensely popular, as so many of the popular kits today use this medium. Our tutors will guide you through the construction of a Van’s toolbox. The build process is specifically designed to teach you drilling, de-burring, dimpling and riveting by various methods, and by the end of the day you will have a useful ‘apprentice piece’ to take home with you. 


The course syllabus will include: measuring and marking, cutting and drilling, deburring, fluting and straightening, countersinking and dimpling, and, the bit you’ve been waiting for, riveting; in fact, all you need to know to get you started on your aluminium aircraft project. These subjects will be covered by description, demonstration, and practice as you construct a Van’s toolbox kit. We will also discuss workshop practice and safety, the technical rationale behind many common build techniques, such as de-burring and priming, and provide guidance on further tools and techniques required.


Aluminium is a clean material and no special clothes are required, nor will be provided. Overalls, lab coats, etc. are not necessary, but by all means bring them if you wish. Some safety equipment is necessary, however. Please bring suitable eye protection (glasses, goggles), ear protection (muffs, plugs), and hand protection (gloves).


All the tools required to assemble the box will be provided by the LAA, but if you have your own air drill (PCL air connection) or pneumatic rivet gun then please feel free to bring them along (suitably identified).

Your Instructor

Gary Smith

Dates

TBC

Times

Arrival 09:00. Finish 17:00.

Duration

One day course

Venue

LAA HQ, Turweston Aerodrome, NN13 5YD

Price

Member - £250, Non-Member - £270 (includes toolbox)

Booking

Telephone LAA on 01280 846 786 to check availability and/or book or e-mail.

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