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richpiney less than a minute ago View the latest post First post: Why buy a certified plane? & Best Stol 4 place?
Welcome to the community, sounds like you are doing some cool stuff off the grid. I wish I could disappear into the woods with my family away from the rat race for a while.
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CamTom12 Today, 17:17pm View the latest post CamTom12's Aerial Wanderings
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Zzz Today, 14:15pm View the latest post Lost (nearly) all my oil in flight
I've had a cam go flat in flight, which pressured up the crankcase and blew the vacuum pump seal out causing all the oil to blow out the bottom. I shut the engine down before it lost...
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scottf Today, 13:29pm View the latest post Johnson Creek Smoke Report
Flew over johnson creek this morning, and landed @ big creek. It was a bit hazy early when the sun was at a low angle but not bad. Should not be a problem. Watch out for the TFR between...
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8GCBC Today, 10:19am View the latest post Gene Wilkie, RV3 wing separated Idaho
Terrible news. I used to taxi by that aircraft when it was parked on the tie down line at PHNL. There will be plenty of questions if the RV3 wing mods were in place. Prayers for the...
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winger Today, 08:05am View the latest post Caveman goes to Airventure 2017
Good for you.
The year we don't volunteer at the sea base your going ?
We have great memories with you
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Aircraft Types
Mudwagon Today, 04:57am View the latest post New Autopilots for Skywagons
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I am so sorry that I have not communicated with you, my customers and potential customers for some time now.
We received STC approval for the Cessna 172, 175,...
Engines and Propellers
fiftynineSC Yesterday, 20:45pm View the latest post IO-550f oil recommendations
May be considered anecdotal, but it was my direct experience. My current plane was purchased with about 600 SMOH. Had been maintained with AeroShell 15-50 synthetic. When I bought...
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