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Modifications
Brady Today, 01:30am View the latest post C172 Del Aire tail wheel conversion
Hey guys,
I came across an STC on the FAA site from Del Aire that converts C172's to taildragger.
I have an omni vision swept tail 1966 C172H, the Del air STC lists my aircraft as...
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Halestorm Today, 00:26am View the latest post So you want to buy an airplane overseas?
Wow, sounds like fun. It's nice to be reminded again how easy my job is.
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Pilots Goodies Today, 00:22am View the latest post LED Landing/Taxi light
Hi everybody
I'm proud to announce The Goodie-Flasher is available.
For more information please visit Goodiesforpilots.com
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Around the Campfire
aftCG Yesterday, 22:26pm View the latest post Flying a 172 with door off?
A way better answer than mine, and I got to learn how I can remove my own door if needed!
Aircraft Types
dogpilot Yesterday, 15:19pm View the latest post The Big Cessna 180 / 185 Empty Weight Thread
Mine is a tad heavier, 1976 A185F:
1919 lbs
Hartzell Top Prop, IO-520D
Garmin GTN 650 WAAS GPS/Nav Com
Garmin SL30 Nav/Com
Garmin GTX-330 ES ADS-B
Aspen EFD 1000
P&S 8000 BT Bluetooth...
Ownership
aftCG Yesterday, 14:15pm View the latest post 2nd Happiest Day
My plane is also a 1965. Serial number 290
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Troy Hamon Yesterday, 13:35pm View the latest post Tailwheel Endorsement in C170
Good input above. I like to think of tailwheel low landings as just coming in for a 3 point, then right before touchdown I nudge the yoke (or stick) forward to roll the mains on. But...
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