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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...

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

Light Stuff

The Sky Arrow 600: a different kind of LSA; by Dave Martin.

Taming the Lancair IV

Vortecx winglets make a glass speedster faster, slower, and safer.

The Dawn Patrol

Threatening weather at the annual Gathering of Eagles event in Gardner, Kansas, failed to subdue the antics of The Dawn Patrol, for better or worse.

Putting the Experiment in Experimental

Over 30 modifications resulted in a speed increase of 44 mph.