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Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
8GCBC 26 minutes ago View the latest post Fuel Flow Problemo
I had a transponder which started to intermittently stop transmitting (which is embarrassing in Class B). The avionics shop wanted $800 up front to trouble shoot. I said F that.
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8GCBC Today, 18:29pm View the latest post Foreflight - Terrain Map for Offline Use
I still may use HO249 (Aircraft Sight Reduction tables, Volumes), Air Almanc, pencil, Wet Compass and a Seiko G-Shock Watch:
I rummaged through some old gear and took this photo to...
shortfielder Today, 18:17pm View the latest post WTB Cessna 180 dual exhaust firewall support brackets
It also wouldn't bother me to make these if someone can loan me one or give me the specs. I will also need bolts, bushings and springs. I know they were available when I did...
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8GCBC Today, 18:03pm View the latest post Swiss makes it around the World, Solar Impluse
"Going Green" on steroids...
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Crzyivan13 Today, 17:41pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
This was a pretty big day for me. I haven't flown since I broke my legs/ankles last January. This was also the first flight in my new plane, a 1947 Funk. It's not exactly a capable...
Crzyivan13 Today, 17:38pm View the latest post Flying with RobW56
Nice!!!! Great pics Rob. That 180 is perfect for your family.
Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
A1Skinner Today, 17:11pm View the latest post C180 alternator belt
Since the prop is coming off maybe buy two and zip tie the sapre in place.
Prop shouldn't have to come off for a C180. Alternator is on the back near the firewall.
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tedwaltman Today, 16:32pm View the latest post Air mattress
Big Agnes Double Stuffed Double Z. I have 5 various Thermarest. This beats them all by far!

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