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robw56 2 minutes ago View the latest post Airframe Shop Recommendations
Do you need a field approval to add the 3rd windows or is it just a log book entry since they were standard on later model 180s? I wouldn't mind adding them to my 57.
aftCG 23 minutes ago View the latest post Cheap / light tow bar
How about just a short length of tie-down rope, tied to the t/w?
Light, cheap, compact to carry, and easy to use.
You can also use it to tie down the tail -- you do carry tie-downs,...
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175 magnum Today, 21:40pm View the latest post Talkeetna Fly-In: Stall To the Ground
I was taught the falling leaf during training as well. I still do a couple a month in the 172 , just to keep my feet working. You never know when I might have to drive a taildragger.
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175 magnum Today, 21:26pm View the latest post Vargas Island this Sunday
Karmutzen cedar and Magnum propane getter done.
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BradleyP Today, 20:40pm View the latest post GoPro Hero Sessions 4 - Comments
I've been tickled with my Session 4 and the mount from Cloudbase Engineering (Thanks Mark!!!)
Go Pro's are notoriously finicky, but by far the most stable platform for what you get.
mtv Today, 20:30pm View the latest post Cleveland 8.50X6 Wheels and Brakes on late C-172
Call F A Dodge and talk to Steve K. He can answer your question, I'll bet.
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BlindPilot Today, 18:33pm View the latest post Orcas Island this weekend?
Hey Bill long time no chat! Yes there's still camping there, east side of runway, north of the ramp, and there's a shower in the corner of one of the hangars. My dad (whom you've...
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Cary Today, 17:40pm View the latest post C-172 In The Mountains/High Elev.
Good point. Watch my (poorly videographed) video of landing at Marble, CO, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGAN6pDYt_4 Starting at about the 5 minute mark, you can get an idea...
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