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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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Modifications
EZFlap 9 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna 180 cowling gill vents
Wow JP256, thank you for that posting. Clears up a lot of things. I've always known that the ring type thermocouples are less accurate, but the effect that this inaccuracy can have...
Cary 29 minutes ago 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...
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Cary 47 minutes ago View the latest post ForeFlight ending support for older devices
Upgrading to new releases rarely has benefits that outweigh the risks of running into a compatibility issue with your apps. If the device and its apps' functionality are important to...
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Mark Y. Today, 09:08am View the latest post Hail Damage
Thanks! It did work out good. A 182 was a better upgrade than 180hp in the 172.
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aktahoe1 Today, 07:09am View the latest post Aktahoe - Adventures in a Backcountry Super Cub Rev 2
Just a few photos. Been flying a lot. Love the cubhttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/3b126c486f7354338b6fed9c292907b2.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/2051be1a6731bd48eb1a14ce9cb30157.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/cabbe02c01f2cbea2cf268c179466c1f.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/e16164c22b2cdcb56c6d0cbbccf2dda1.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/1e5eb7b77f364c7f71e60b117d1ab257.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/e32986fcc6eb3dfccbbceaf9070871b7.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/f6dd4cba2a308af2bc6bdb8750b3f22d.jpg
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aktahoe1 Today, 07:03am View the latest post T3 Tailwheel Suspension
100 hours in and still loving it!
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tcj Today, 06:35am View the latest post Video footage from my new "wing cam"
I enjoyed that. Your friend in the right seat acted just like I did about 35 years ago. It was before I ever thought about learning to fly. A friend invited me to ride along with...
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Mark Y. Today, 05:46am View the latest post C-182; what can it do?
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I agree, 850 mains and 800 nose is a good setup. ran it on my 172 and...

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