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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Alex Wells

    Gentleman Husky pilot and globetrotter Alex Wells is our latest featured photographer. Get to know the Bend, Oregon resident a little better to learn how he brings to life his aerial landscape and candid photography.

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Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
Cary 4 minutes ago View the latest post Latest Kenmore Beaver
I suspect this one is of the more than million buck variety. It was at the First Ever Colorado Seaplane Splash-in in June. Gorgeous airplane.
Aviation Regulation and Law
Cary 9 minutes ago View the latest post ADS-B out!!??
My T210 once had two transponders. What if one was ADS-B, and one was mode A. I could choose which to operate when outside of controlled airspace?
Not as I read the reg, but I'm not...
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
Cary 12 minutes ago View the latest post Owner built parts on a certified aircraft?
FWIW, my IA is a stickler for complying with "the rules", so I'm confident that he knew what he was doing in this case. In many other situations with my airplane, he has had...
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Timberwolf 59 minutes ago View the latest post Experimental Engine Development, Back Country Relevant
I dunno if I'm buying those numbers. The HKS engine is basically the same thing with a reduc drive and makes 60hp. I had a half VW and that engine was a dog on an CGS hawk. The prop...
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mtv Today, 11:42am View the latest post Madness 2.0 - Another Skywagon Project
Fun to watch what you're doing. One "tongue in cheek" comment, however: You and I have a really different notion of what " Although set up fairly well, this...
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lesuther Today, 10:47am View the latest post Helmet Purchased. Time to get yours
https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afs/divisions/alaskan_region/media/FSI_Report_AK.pdfBest post.
Airbags seem to cost about $2500 a seat.
Any reasons...
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Bearhawk_Cub Today, 09:44am View the latest post seaplane prop for C180
I just pulled my ticket. it was $ 2,677.22 with the oil fill conversion SB done. It was even delivered close by. I met a travailing IA at an AG operation an hour from me. The shop is...
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contactflying Today, 09:37am View the latest post Why skid?
Yes, the pull up trades cruise airspeed that we don't want for altitude that can give us gravity thrust in the turn. If we only have minimum airspeed, at the instant we need to turn...
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