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Accident Analysis
mtv 25 minutes ago View the latest post Talkeetna Fly-In: Stall To the Ground
Rudder opposite the roll versus aileron is always a good plan at high AOA.
Unfortunately, he was really deep into the AOA when it broke and rolled and I'm not sure all the rudder...
Airports and Airstrips
motoadve Today, 13:31pm View the latest post Orcas Island this weekend?
Mt biking is real good there, and yes it is closed now.
I have seen people camp in the grass behind the parking area (to the north)
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
EZFlap Today, 12:54pm View the latest post EXP Short Wing Project
If this post does not or cannot be made to comply with the forum rules then the moderators may of course delete or move it as they see fit. This likely does not directly fit any of...
Trip Reports
slowhawk Today, 11:46am View the latest post SQ2'n in Alaska
Good to see you back in the air Phil
Photography and videography
DBI Today, 11:27am View the latest post GoPro Hero Sessions 4 - Comments
Looks great, now if I can only get the camera and app to work.
Grassstrippilot Today, 11:05am View the latest post Appereo install
Thanks for the info. I've got a line on a work around similar to yours. Basically my avionics guy getting it from a dealer so he can install it. Hopefully it pans out.
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Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
Grassstrippilot Today, 10:46am View the latest post Monarch fuel caps
Hmmm...interesting. That is very different.
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180Marty Today, 10:26am View the latest post New Member in Texas
Welcome, you definitely sound interesting.

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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