• Featured Bush Planes

    A better than new Cessna 170

    Of all the classic airplanes we wish were still newly manufactured, the Cessna 170B would be near the top of the list. John Nielsen tells his story of how he rescued a nearly abandoned aircraft and made it better than new. Read More
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Trip Reports
Zzz Today, 10:31am View the latest post HSF again!
I was born in Oregon and been here my whole life.
Beware, Tim. This usually means you're about to hear banjos being plucked.
mtv Today, 10:29am View the latest post Desser 31 x 11 x 10 tires
If one can obtain an approval, Cessna’s 188 AgWagon with the optional 8.50-10 tire used a Cleveland 7.50-10 main wheel assy pn 40-101 or 40-101A (both tube type, but there is a tubeless...
Products, Gear, and Technology
hotrod180 Today, 10:23am View the latest post Need help selecting a GPS unit!
If that's what he was posting about.
I wouldn't consider the issuance of an STC (which no doubt took plenty of effort to obtain) as a "relaxation of the rules"...it's just...
hotrod180 Today, 10:03am View the latest post 7500
... thread hijacking, is this really a bad thing? I would guess the answer is, sometimes. I do know that a good conversation rambles. That's just the nature of talking with friends...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
Hammer Today, 09:11am View the latest post Exhaust blues
A buddy of mine used to work at Knisley as a welder, and the stories he told did not inspire confidence. He wasn't a pilot, but after working there for several years he said he'd never...
Hammer Today, 08:56am View the latest post UREM38E @ $24.45 versus REM38E @ $29.95
I've never used anything but re-annealed gaskets in over 2000 hours of flying. Heat them up with a torch, drop them in a can of water, put them back on. Do it over and over and over...
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SkyLarkin Today, 08:17am View the latest post Montague folding bike conversion to electricty
I went to town yesterday and found the bike shop that sells Montague bikes. They brought out a Paratrooper from the back and said it was the most popular mountain bike model they sold....
onefitty Today, 00:47am View the latest post The revolving door of BCP participation

When I go into an Aussie business my expectation is that eventually someone will get off their arse and see what I want. Whether they can help me or not is another matter
Ain't that...

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