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Troy Hamon 8 minutes ago View the latest post Impressive PC-12 Mountain Grass Strip Performance in HD
And my data point...of all the things I have heard about PC-12s, this thread is the first place I have ever heard anything bad about them...including from the operators I have ridden...
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Grassstrippilot 50 minutes ago View the latest post IO-520 Shutdown Issues - Help!
That's what I thought but I couldn't see where it reemerged from the bottom. I'll have more time to look around when I get back next week. Thanks!
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BRD Today, 13:17pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
First helped button up the Javron Cub after it was put on Wip amphibs. Then off to catch the tail end of the Church picnic up on Whitefish:
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Grassstrippilot Today, 13:16pm View the latest post Air mattress
For light weight and space savings, we've loved our Expeds. Well insulated and a built in pump.
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wannabe Today, 13:09pm View the latest post C180 alternator belt
McCall Air used to wire in a spare alt. belt on their Islanders. Tom said they were used mostly to get home with since the heat would "set" them a bit out of shape, but...
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BRD Today, 12:56pm View the latest post 1955 Cessna 170B rebuild
Yes a 796. He's saving pennies for a digital Nav/Com to replace the old King.
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Denali Today, 12:52pm View the latest post Rans S-21 to debut at Oshkosh
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155 mph @ 75% power...IMHO they'll need either a c/s prop to achieve that, or else an extremely coarse cruise prop. With a STOL-compatible fixed-pitch prop, I'd guess...
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contactflying Today, 12:49pm View the latest post vfr into imc - question
I agree with Gump and 93Kilo. It is not safe to mix low VFR and I FR, at least down here where lots of things stick up. You can see much better down low and you didn't need to enter...

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