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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.

Build an Electric Tug for Your Airplane

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It’s easier and less expensive than you think.

Build a Custom Display for Your Panel

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With some basic electronics and programming skills, it’s not as tough as it seems.

Stuff and Fold

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Making a hinged instrument panel for ease of maintenance.

Aircraft Brakes

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Some experiences and improvements.

Adding Direct Air/Fuel Ratio Monitoring

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An easy way to optimize engine operation.

Build a Calibrated Tensiometer

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

Static Port Location and Altitude Calibration

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

Lycoming IO-390 Upgrade

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Replacing an IO-360 in a Wheeler Express.

Homemade Compressed Air Brake Bleeder

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An inexpensive tool for quickly bleeding aircraft brakes.

Glass Panel Upgrade

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Adding a Garmin G3X Touch to a Wheeler Express.

In Case You Missed it

Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII

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Part 1: priorities and decisions.

Build Your Skills: Fabric

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If you want sound and long-lasting fabric covering, proper shrinkage is essential. And an accurately calibrated iron is a means to that end. Ron Alexander details the process and offers tips on how to avoid damage to the underlying structure during tautening.

Are We There Yet?

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We all know that building your own airplane is a project thats never really finished, and having a partner only complicates the process, as two viewpoints about necessary equipment must be reconciled before progress can be made. Such was the case when these two partners in an RV-9A tried to come to terms with what avionics a panel (and the pilots) really needs; by Roger Molthuis.

Kit Stuff

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