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    Maule ferry flight to Alaska

    For the second time in less than a year, pilot Ted Waltman heads north to Alaska from the Lower 48, this time to ferry a newly-purchased Maule M5 from Pullman, WA for a busy friend.
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Modifications
PapernScissors 21 minutes ago View the latest post Cowl flaps for a C172E
I've a little problem with CHT's at high deck angles like Vx. The aircraft has a Lyc O-360 & powerflow. A DER suggested looking for a faring STC (he wasn't aware of one) to redirect...
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akflyr182b Today, 15:07pm View the latest post C-182; what can it do?
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This is the set up that works for me.8.50 on the nose 8.50 10's on the mains. The...
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EZFlap Today, 13:22pm View the latest post Cessna 180 cowling gill vents
Wow JP256, thank you for that posting. Clears up a lot of things. I've always known that the ring type thermocouples are less accurate, but the effect that this inaccuracy can have...
Cary Today, 13:01pm View the latest post Converting an early Cessna 185 from "T" to "Y" yoke
My 63 P172D has the T column, and other than having to spread the avionics out laterally, it's not a big deal, sure not worth spending the money to change to a Y column and reconfigure...
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Cary Today, 12:44pm View the latest post ForeFlight ending support for older devices
Upgrading to new releases rarely has benefits that outweigh the risks of running into a compatibility issue with your apps. If the device and its apps' functionality are important to...
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Mark Y. Today, 09:08am View the latest post Hail Damage
Thanks! It did work out good. A 182 was a better upgrade than 180hp in the 172.
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aktahoe1 Today, 07:09am View the latest post Aktahoe - Adventures in a Backcountry Super Cub Rev 2
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aktahoe1 Today, 07:03am View the latest post T3 Tailwheel Suspension
100 hours in and still loving it!
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