Aviation

How To : Cut metal with aviation snips

This is an instructional video featuring Doug Prime, founder of the Future Engineers Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Aviation snips cut small metal like aluminum, but not big pieces like nails. Nails and large pieces of metal should be cut with bolt cutters. ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Cut metal rods with bolt cutters

This is an instructional video featuring Doug Prime, founder of the Future Engineers Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Aviation snips are good for cutting small metal, but nail and steel rods require bolt cutters. Use safety glasses and clear the room as pieces ...more

How To : Track ADS-B Equipped Aircraft on Your Smartphone

Flight disruptions can cost billions of dollars, but most modern commercial flights rely on air traffic control systems that harbor serious vulnerabilities. The Federal Aviation Administration uses an infrastructure called NextGen, which relies on Automatic Dependent Surveilla ...more

How To : Taxi a plane in FSX (Flight Simulator X)

This is an educational tutorial on the basics of taxi operations in Flight Simulator (FSX). Watch and learn ground operations and taxiing a few different planes like the DC-3 and the cub in this aviation tutorial. Side notes; I am looking for someone to provide music tracks, ...more

News : Is the End Coming for Quadriplegic Gaming?

A century ago there wasn't much life available for quadriplegic people. Handicap accessibility was barely even a concept, and lacking medical technology kept any semblance of independence out of reach. Today those unfortunate enough to be paralyzed from the neck down have brig ...more

How To : Repair plaster molding with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair plaster molding. Steps: 1. Make cut through existing plaster molding with drywall saw. 2. Set sheet metal into cut and scribe molding profile onto the metal. 3. Use jigsaw, aviation snips and files to cut molding pro ...more

How To : Install a rain diverter with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a rain diverter. Steps: 1. Sand underside of flashing with 80-grit sandpaper to help paint adhere; wipe surface clean. 2. Spray-paint bottom surface and up-turned edge of flashing to match color of roof. 3. Cut flas ...more

News : Colombian Coke Transporter Seized

This weekend in a jungle estuary, the DEA and local Ecuadorian police seized a prototype narco sub that may be the most sophisticated one yet. Complete with air conditioning and periscope, this 100 foot creation would have carried a more cocaine tonnage than any previously cap ...more

News : Chinese Farmer Builds Psycho-Copter From Scratch

There's been a lot of craziness from the far East lately on WonderHowTo... A Chinese farmer builds an army of robots, a Thai baker makes horror movie-esque bodies out of bread, a Chinese James Bond enthusiast hacks together his own submarine, and don't forget the Japanese coo ...more

How To : Repair vinyl siding with This Old House

In this video from This Old House, you'll learn how to repair vinyl siding with General Contractor Tom Silva Steps: 1. Cut piece of faded siding from an inconspicuous spot to replace the damaged section; it'll better match the house than brand-new siding. 2. Use framing squar ...more

How To : Master weight and balance concepts with NASA

Join NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) as they give the basics on the concepts of weight and balance as applied to aerospace. There's no better place to learn about aviation theory than NASA, the United States government's most infamous agency--the powerhous ...more

News : Airline Offers Frequent Flyer Miles to Hackers

One more business has decided that rewarding hackers to find flaws in their computer systems is a wise investment! As you know, a number of software companies offer bug bounties, and some of these can be quite lucrative. Google, for instance, offers a bounty of $150,000 for an ...more

How To : Vent a bathroom fan with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to vent a bathroom fan. Steps:1. Screw the humidifier to a wall near the furnace. 2. Cut away insulation from the duct using a utility knife. 3. Position the hole-cutting template onto side of duct. 4. Drill pilot hole through ...more

How To : Add add-on aircraft to FSX

This aviation tutorial shows you a very basic way to add add-on aircraft to an FSX. Get all the aircraft you need into Flight Simulator X (FSX) just by watching this tutorial.

How To : Set-up a workspace for building models

Build model planes that actually fly! Learn how to set up a workspace for making radio control scale models in this free model making hobby video from an aviation expert and experienced model maker. Part 1 of 15 - How to Set-up a workspace for building models. Set-up a workspa ...more

News : Google Glass Enterprise Edition Open for Business

Perhaps in tribute to the season premiere of Game of Thrones, Google Glass is demonstrating that what is dead may never die, as Alphabet's X (formerly Googlex) has revealed that the Enterprise Edition of the smart glasses are now available to businesses. Two years ago, the te ...more

How To : Approach and fly an airports pattern for landing

Educational video instructing a pilot on how to enter an airports pattern. Checkpoints shown in video were part of the Flight Simulator Mission. Learn how to approach an airport and fly the proper pattern for landing in this aviation tutorial.

News : This New AR App Is Like Minecraft for Drone Pilots

If DroneBase's new AR platform inspires even half the creativity among its users as Minecraft did with its community, then drone pilots are about to enjoy acres of blocky worlds to explore among the clouds. That new platform is called AirCraft, and it's available as a beta fe ...more

How To : Animal proof a porch with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to animal proof a house. Steps: 1 Dig 8- to 12-inch-deep trench alongside porch. 2 Cut hardware cloth slightly larger than opening under porch 3 Use 2x4 to bend a 6-inch-wide L-shaped flange into hardware cloth. 4 Cut hole ...more

How To : Deal with a flight cancellation

There's nothing more disappointing than finding yourself all packed and ready to travel when you find your flight has been canceled. You can make the best of the situation by finding out just what you are entitled to or how to best ameliorate the situation. Find out if you ha ...more

How To : Install a rainwater collector with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a rainwater collection system. Steps: 1. Install three solid-concrete barrel blocks in garden beside a downspout; check blocks for level. 2. Set rain barrel on top of blocks with its spigot facing the garden. 3. Dis ...more

News : Uber's Next Big Step Is Convincing You to Fly

Uber wants you to forget about cars and start thinking about fully autonomous flying as an alternative—a more "economically favorable" way of getting to your grinding nine-to-five. Last October, Uber showed off Uber Elevate, a concept that the company calls the "future of on- ...more

News : The GOP Race

It seems the Republicans aren't happy about Obama. But then again, they never will be. As the time for re-election draws near, the Republican Party is scrambling to chose their candidate who will beat Obama. So far, Mitt Romney (we'll discuss the candidates soon) has somewhat ...more

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