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    170s in the Wrangells

    Two big-engine Cessna 170s venture out to the edge of the Wrangell-St.Elias region in search of the Alaska backcountry flying experience. Read More
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Maintenance and Parts Support
NineThreeKilo 19 minutes ago View the latest post Which gauge to add?
Hard to say without knowing what you already have on screen and your mission.
I'd say if you have the GPS input, I'd go endurance, range, or fuel at destination.
If you don't have...
Engines and Propellers
Zzz 24 minutes ago View the latest post You're building a new Exp engine. What choices do you make?
...Thus far the PMag for 6 cylinders has been vaporware
Duh! Stupid me. Sorry.
Not stupid. I have been planning on it for a long time until I started reading. It's been "nearly...
Trip Reports
CamTom12 28 minutes ago View the latest post Where did you fly today?
It was an absolute blast to fly. I was in the right seat and got a bruise on my shin from the oil cap I'm considering a trophy
rw2 54 minutes ago View the latest post Lone Star Maule Round Up 2015
Nice work Rich! I liked the interviews and the format of the video! Beautiful country for sure.
Thanks buddy!
I'm back to the US for a couple months soon. We should get together...
Maintenance and Parts Support
180Marty Today, 19:09pm View the latest post Chargers: Battery Minder vs Noco Genius
I have a Battery Minder like in your link that was suggested for the Oddyssey PC 680. It actually says it is good for any lead acid battery and I have desulfated my farm tractor batteries...
Zzz Today, 17:54pm View the latest post TSIO360 on a Cessna 170B

I was hoping to attach a few pictures to this post that are stored on my local drive, but I'm not seeing that ability in this forum software. Is there some sort of post limit that...
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8GCBC Today, 17:35pm View the latest post Pacific Northwest Adventuring
Being a first release I have concluded some people here are gifted with talent. Interesting the contrast of videos available to the public these days, I fully believe there is more...
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