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Products, Gear, and Technology
Denali 33 minutes ago View the latest post iPad Cooling Mount
Peltier Cooling Devices anyone?
I have always wondered about taking a thin metal plate that would fit snugly on the back of an iPad, with a series of Peltier cooling devices attached...
Cervelorod 46 minutes ago View the latest post WTB: Early 180
I know a WTB pops up about a 180 quite often, but I am looking for any leads on a 180, preferably with at least a float kit, and IFR would be a big bonus. I've searched the usual locations,...
Cervelorod Today, 10:13am View the latest post FS: '65 C180H
Do you have logbooks available electronically? Would like my wrench to peruse them.
you can email to cervelorod at gmail dot com if you have them.
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Barnstormer Today, 10:09am View the latest post Indie Alaska: We Are Super Cub Pilots (Alaska PBS)
Thanks for posting. Enjoyed the vid.
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hotrod180 Today, 09:52am View the latest post ANR headset conversion kit
..... Do they still clamp hard like all David Clarks? .......
I guess I'm in the minority here-- I've had my 10-13.4's for about 18 years and don't find them uncomfortable.
Maybe I...
hotrod180 Today, 09:33am View the latest post Garmin G5 now stc'd
Can a manufacturer of a piece of equipment decline having their product covered under an STC? Just wondering if maybe Garmin's STC here was in part a defensive move to preempt being...
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mountainmatt Today, 09:27am View the latest post Low and Slow to Osh starts in 13 days!
Here's are two good videos of the Tues night event. Good flying guys, looks FUN!
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Denali Today, 09:22am View the latest post "Airball" Concept wins EAA Safety Grand Prize
" AIRBALL " . Interesting new concept. This thing just won a $25,000 contest prize at OSH 2016 from the EAA Safety Committee.
I wonder if it will need to be tweaked for...

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