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Chuck Deiterich

Chuck Deiterich
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Chuck Deiterich built and flies N701TX, a Zenith STOL CH 701. As a NASA flight controller, he was on the Flight Dynamics Team (trajectory planning and control) for Apollo, Skylab, ASTP and the Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests.

The Great Spacer Caper

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Retrofitting polyurethane spacers to the main gear of a Zenith STOL CH 701.

A Fix for Square Tires

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

Two Flash or Not Two Flash

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Building a double-flash LED strobe system.

Jabiru Dipstick Removal Tool

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Build It Better: Building a Team

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Sometimes working alone in your hangar is exactly what you want. But other times a helping hand is called for, and then it helps to know you’re part of a worldwide homebuilding community.

Build Your Skills: Fabric

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Everyone could use a little sunscreen, and the fabric on a fabric-covered aircraft is no exception. This months installment, the last in the series, discusses pre-paint protection to minimize sun damage. By Ron Alexander.

Metal Magic: Making Square Instrument Holes In Aluminum

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You've built most of your airplane, now it's time for cutting the instrument panel...

Build Your Own Annunciator Panel

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When you use an Arduino processor board, it's easier than you think.