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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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Modifications
jrc111 15 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna 180 Rudder Pedals
The teak pedal 'boost' soumds interesting. How are they attached?
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fishdoc 41 minutes ago View the latest post I finaly own an airplane
Congrats!
Stop on over to 48WA on the east side sometime!
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Mojave Flyer 51 minutes ago View the latest post Straight tail 182 diet plan
I see a lot of elbow grease involved in stripping the original Cessna glue and whatever substances have been applied over the years. Growing up in the old car and hot rod business with...
mountainmatt Today, 12:10pm View the latest post Project. Straight tail 182. Pponk
Great looking seats! I enjoy seeing this project come along and getting used.
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mnewb1 Today, 12:10pm View the latest post Cubs
That made me feel good!
Modifications
mountainmatt Today, 12:09pm View the latest post extended baggage/ firewall battery on 180
Since a field approval may be problematic, I would stick with what's STC'd.
I have recently went through this transformation on my 1957 180A and here's what I went with after much homework.
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Trip Reports
mountainmatt Today, 11:56am View the latest post Zane And The 170 Gang-Trip Report
Thank you Zane!
Your writing style makes for a captivating and enjoyable read. The pictures that complimented the article were beyond breathtaking. We are all glad you took the equipment...
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8GCBC Today, 11:56am View the latest post Bearhawk Patrol: Is Anyone Here Flying One?
If we have enough power to go faster, we need to bleed off lift (angular drag) for straight & level flight.
....so extensions make it faster or slower?
Airspeed = Pitch
Altitude...

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