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Aircraft Types
Terry Yesterday, 23:01pm View the latest post The Big Cessna 180 / 185 Empty Weight Thread
My thoughts on this are simple; if your airplane calculated weight seems light, it most likely is, don't weigh it! Calculated weight is just as legal as actual weight, so unless you...
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8GCBC Yesterday, 22:29pm View the latest post 2016.07.30.PM REAL-TIME VIDEO Ha Ha Wonderful!
Major technical breakthrough (at least in my own mind) ... posting video real-time on the ocean. This theoretically would work for flying Too!
Unlucky weekend, no fish caught...jumping...
Theory, Practice, and Procedures
fiftynineSC Yesterday, 21:56pm View the latest post Short takeoff technique
Ive found almost the opposite, but none are a drastic change on my similar year 185. 20 degrees, tail low, then pull 30 is shortest. Of course that's my airplane in my configuration....
contactflying Yesterday, 21:51pm View the latest post vfr into imc - question
I totally agree with Cary. I would add that instrument rated, experienced, and current pilots can get really disoriented as well.
With over 400 hours IMC experience and current, I...
58Skylane Yesterday, 21:06pm View the latest post Open Airplane App/Club
Is anyone aware of this fairly new national flying club or app called "Open Airplane"? https://www.openairplane.com/
They have planes of all types located and...
Aircraft Types
Denali Yesterday, 20:22pm View the latest post Rans S-21 to debut at Oshkosh
I looked at the vertical stab on the Rans S-21. Being all metal, I wonder if it is simply a slight variation of the one on their Rans S-19. Vans does the same on some of their all...
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hotrod180 Yesterday, 20:12pm View the latest post ANR headset conversion kit
.....And looking through my Pacific Coast Avionics catalog, I see that they also offer their own ANR headset for even less, $349.
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