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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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Halestorm 1 minute ago View the latest post Cessna Fuel Bladders?
I can endorse both Eagle and Hartwig, not sure which one is better but I've had good luck with them.
I really like those cool drains Eagle makes.
http://www.eaglefuelcells.com/ga/valves_cessna.html
Hartwig...
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A1Skinner 30 minutes ago View the latest post What's on your current playlist?
I'm loving some fiddle playing these days. Lindsey Stirling in particular. And I have a good ol Johnny Horton CD in my pickup.
Engines and Propellers
Halestorm 50 minutes ago View the latest post Cracked Spinner
Unfortunately it is toast.
The alloy those things are made from is difficult to weld, and that particular spot has a doubler spot welded behind it which makes a weld repair even more...
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mtv Today, 18:58pm View the latest post Cowl flaps for a C172E
I'd take another look at your top cowl baffle seals. Do they actually SEAL against the top of the cowl?
There's no way you'll get cowl flaps approved. That said, a fairly common...
Modifications
CamTom12 Today, 18:36pm View the latest post Cessna 180 cowling gill vents
I know the knowledge I gained in the APS course may well have saved my life when I used what I learned to figure out that I had an otherwise undiagnosed induction system leak on my...
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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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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...
Airframes Alaska - Grizzly Claw ski brake

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