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blackrock 38 minutes ago View the latest post Blackrock's Video Page
This is a third video compiled from the Yakutat to Juneau leg of the trip. It definitely gets wetter (greener) as we get closer to Juneau.
And to keep it interesting, a great photo...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
8GCBC 54 minutes ago View the latest post Fuel Flow Problemo
A friendly reminder:
If electrical connections have been loose for a while... completely remove, thoroughly clean, inspect (replace if damaged) and reassemble the contacts. Especially...
Modifications
Reichy 59 minutes ago View the latest post Shoulder Harness Options
Good discussion.
I'm in the midst of purchasing a '73 180J and am having the B.A.S. harnesses installed for the #1 & #2 seats.
Read on BCP and other sites about stock front shoulder...
Around the Campfire
A1Skinner 59 minutes ago View the latest post Kids & Planes picture thread
Not sure who wants to fly this bird more, me or him!
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Dang...
Products, Gear, and Technology
M3X Today, 09:58am View the latest post ELT 1000 NAV input
Thinking about purchasing an artex elt1000. I need to let the vendor know if I want it to be reprogrammed for use w/o nav input prior to shipment. Has anyone used the data output...
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hotrod180 Today, 09:56am View the latest post WTB: Early 180
I know some people who bought airplanes in Canada & re-registered them in the US.
Most say they wouldn't want to go through that again.
It can be easy but from what I hear it usually...
hotrod180 Today, 09:54am View the latest post FS: '65 C180H
My 53 model with minimal panel but full paint & a fair number of weight-adding mods comes in at around 1690 including oil & 5 gallons unusable fuel. So about 1650 dry.
Products, Gear, and Technology
asadarnell Today, 09:33am View the latest post ANR headset conversion kit

Difficult question for recreational flying because the whole damn thing is just one big luxury so what's an extra $1000 thrown at it.
I say that too much already as it is.

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