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Trip Reports
Grassstrippilot 13 minutes ago View the latest post Grassstrippilot & Family: North to Alaska!
Day 18: A change of pace and we spent the day fishing out of Homer with a AKGreg, who has a boat down here. Adam was the big winner with his King Salmon catch. While the fish weren't...
Regions and areas
Crzyivan13 40 minutes ago View the latest post ME to CO
Having just completed my second trip across the country and back (third if you count a 1 way ferry), I can say that weather is the biggest factor in route/stop decisions.
Remain flexible...
Airports and Airstrips
OregonMaule Yesterday, 21:47pm View the latest post Memaloose conditions?
Hey CW. I wish I could stay longer. But. I'm building 2 homes for my kids and I have to be on the job Monday to lift some glue lams with the excavator. Here is me and my Maule. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170623/08084a5cb8c77c2236fe47731ed7150c.jpg
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I'll...
Live to Tell
PapernScissors Yesterday, 21:30pm View the latest post Lesson learned...
The original pamphlets for landings (I, II, and III) were written decades ago. They're still a good read. Landing II explains adjusting your book landing speeds for actual weight....
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
TheMachinist1 Yesterday, 21:06pm View the latest post Stinson 108 Prebuy in BC
Yes you did. Just started circuits yesterday.
Too bad you saw my touch and go
With a little practice I am still oping to solo next week. We'll see how it goes.
Looking forward to...
Around the Campfire
piperpainter Yesterday, 20:23pm View the latest post Cherokee and gravel
I know a guy that has airline privileges and a commercial pilots license!
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
mmartin1872 Yesterday, 20:05pm View the latest post Cessna 180 Elevator Noise
I would look at elevator torque tube( look inside from the inboard side of the elevator).
I would consider disconnecting the push pull tube from the elevator bell crank. Block the...

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