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Reinhard Metz

Reinhard Metz
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Reinhard Metz built his Wheeler Express over an eight-year period and has been flying it for 16 years. He is a retired Bell Labs electrical engineer and has a second career in commercial food equipment. Reinhard lives in Wheaton, Illinois, and often flies out of DuPage Airport with his aviation enthusiastic daughter Ashley.

Adding Direct Air/Fuel Ratio Monitoring

An easy way to optimize engine operation.

Build a Calibrated Tensiometer

An accurate, inexpensive, cable gauge thats easy to make.

Static Port Location and Altitude Calibration

Often a challenge, accuracy depends on three things: location, location, location.

Lycoming IO-390 Upgrade

Replacing an IO-360 in a Wheeler Express.

Homemade Compressed Air Brake Bleeder

An inexpensive tool for quickly bleeding aircraft brakes.

Glass Panel Upgrade

Adding a Garmin G3X Touch to a Wheeler Express.

In Case You Missed it

Down to Earth

Amy Laboda finds a way to keep her RV-10s engine cool-until she runs into hot, South Florida summer weather, that is.

Weigh and Balance Each Addition

Weigh and balance each addition.

Build Your Skills: Fabric

Taping curved areas is essential if you want to keep them smooth, and the same goes for inspection rings or gussets. This month, we walk you through the process and help you iron out any problems; by Ron Alexander.

Editor’s Log

The free flight of birds inspired the first forays into manned flight—a perfect example of the concept of biomimicry. Editor in Chief Mary Bernard sees a similar resourcefulness in plansbuilders who look at a set of drawings and create an airplane from scratch.