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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.

Aircraft Brakes

Some experiences and improvements.

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

Exhausting!

We visit Vetterman Exhaust for a behind-the-scenes look at how exhaust systems are made.

Metal vs. Wood

Part 2: Reworking a wood propeller.

Hands On: Soup to Nuts

Mike Loehle, of Loehle Aircraft, discusses the development of his aero coatings system and details some of the pre-paint prep process.

Checkpoints

Are they ever finished?