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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
aftCG 4 minutes ago View the latest post Off-airport beginner Q's
Great topic. My plane is similar, just has 60 more horses involved and a squared off rudder.
My 7ECA has the O-200, so only 35 more horses, and a LOT more weight than the Champ.
It...
Bushcraft and survival
pburns 16 minutes ago View the latest post Most Underrated Piece Of Kit...
Bic lighters are great until your hands are too cold to get the thing to work. Traded mine in for a water proof Storm butane lighter years ago. Just push the button. Actually, I carry...
Live to Tell
clippwagon Today, 15:13pm View the latest post Boiling a frog...
Coming back from Nampa ID last Sunday about 30 minutes from Central Oregon:
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Products, Gear, and Technology
hnaymd Today, 15:09pm View the latest post Garmin's new autopilot
Once the 172 and 182 TSO's are done, do we think that one migh reasonably be able to get a field approval in a 180/185?
Around the Campfire
Grassstrippilot Today, 14:39pm View the latest post Salt Lake City area inspection reccomendation
My mechanic, Matt Pantone knows my 205. He's out of a Ogden.
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Products, Gear, and Technology
miralou182 Today, 12:31pm View the latest post MiraCheck Checklist for iOS and Android
I just downloaded it and it seems pretty simple but also seems to work so simple is good. I'm going to play around with it for a while to see if it's really worth it.
Play around with...
Float flying
8GCBC Today, 12:13pm View the latest post Landing on straight floats in the grass
Yeah, it would be interesting to know what sort of corrosion issues a steel strip next to aluminum would generate, especially around salt water.
Interesting in any case.
MTV
Its not...
Video Gallery
Rogue Today, 11:58am View the latest post Following the river.
Great vid, I really like the cockpit view with the wing view. Tried a few different ways but haven't had much luck in a smaller cockpit capturing everything like you do there. Inspired...

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