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Firearms and hunting
Goose Today, 01:29am View the latest post How to make wild game less gamey?
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Fuck Yeah. MICKEYS!
Backcountry Airport Database
whee Yesterday, 22:54pm View the latest post UT75 - MINERAL CANYON STRIP, UT
Bender, Wish my plane was done and I'd meet you there. You still flying the Pacer?
Modifications
GravityKnight Yesterday, 21:21pm View the latest post Vortex Generators
I love them. Lowered stall speed quite a bit!! Kept adding them, stall kept going down, I have two rows on the wing (staggered, not lined up with each other... long story, but it worked!)....
glacier Yesterday, 21:02pm View the latest post Camshaft pressure lubrication mod - Lycoming
Agreed, TBO is an astonishingly low bar for a regularly operated aircraft engine.
Engines and Propellers
88H Yesterday, 14:34pm View the latest post Is every PPonk owner happy with their upgrade?
Motodave:
I have owned a 55 180 with a 470 and 59 180 with a PPonk 520. No comparison. It is like a different plane.
You won't regret upgrading.
Will agree with the other posts...
NETX Yesterday, 14:00pm View the latest post O470J vs. other suffixes
LOL! Powerful sticker!
Around the Campfire
Zzz Yesterday, 13:00pm View the latest post What photo site are you using?
I've started using http://vgy.me Super user friendly so far.
That seems like a decent option, but be careful to register and be logged in before uploading or you'll lose control of...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
CFOT Yesterday, 12:17pm View the latest post My 185 Project
Yep, don't forget you'll need a push to talk switch, and a headset adapter (they weren't on your schematic )

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