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Chuck Deiterich

Chuck Deiterich
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A Fix for Square Tires

A simple lever jack might be all you need to banish the “thump thump.”

Two Flash or Not Two Flash

Building a double-flash LED strobe system.

Jabiru Dipstick Removal Tool

The oil quantity in my Jabiru 2200 is just a little over two quarts, so every ounce counts. Occasionally and over time, oil from the filter can leak back into the sump and indicate a higher level. To assure the proper amount, I always check the level before and after each flight. However, when hot, […]

Give Me a Brake

When his Zenith CH 701 wouldn't stay put during runup and tended to roll on an incline, builder Chuck Deiterich came up with a do-it-yourself solution.

Hamming It Up

Amateur radio enthusiast Chuck Deiterich explains how pilots can use the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) to track their flights and stay in touch with loved ones for a modest investment.

Dual Time

Its a stool! Its a set of chocks! Its both. Chuck Deiterich shows you how to craft one with PVC pipe, plywood and some hardware.

DIY Firewall Boots

Need to seal your firewall, reduce carbon monoxide and allow components to move freely? Chuck Dieterich shows you how to make firewall boots.

DIY Wind Indicator

Chuck Deiterichs description of a do-it-yourself wind indicator project includes tips, drawings, a parts listing, in-progress photos and a look at the finished product. His experimentation with the highly visible design takes the guesswork out of doing it right.

DIY Airport Glideslope Indicator

Author Chuck Deiterich details how to build your own simple but effective visual glideslope indicator using common household construction materials.

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Although we often consider maximizing airflow over the exterior of an aircraft, we sometimes neglect internal airflow design that can cause significant drag.

Letters

Big Brother Is My Copilot I appreciate the sentiments expressed by Tom Wilson in his...

Speed Deburring

Why turn a hand crank when electrons work so cheap?

Letters

Distress SignalI just received the February 2009 edition and dove into its contents with...