• Tales from Yesteryear

    True Maine bush flying stories

    Pilot and author Jake Morrel has released Hardscrabble Lodge: True Maine Bush Flying Stories, a vivacious and colorful tale of his pursuit of a life in the wilderness of northwest Maine.

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Photography and videography
rw2 less than a minute ago View the latest post Gyro Stabilizer for Aerial Photography - Anyone Used One?

.... also RW2...how long does the unit run on average duty cycle on a set of fresh lithiums? maybe a day's ride eh ..
Thanks for posting.
Quite a long time. 3-4 hours? I bought...
The Sporting Life
albravo 31 minutes ago View the latest post Hunting with a Muzzleloader
Dang, Whee, that sounds like a lot of powder and a big projectile to me but I'm not blackpowder knowledgeable.
In a modern centerfire rifle that would be a recipe for a whole lot...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Ace007 Today, 11:56am View the latest post Looking for rudder pedal extensions (SairCorp sux)
Yea I found the part numbers which does me no good because the standard parts are too short for the thicker material on the AP2000's. Was curious if people used 2024 or 6061. I can't...
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
Parker77 Today, 11:54am View the latest post Light Helicopters/Rotorcraft - Is the Future Electric?
Vertical Magazine just did a write-up on the Volta Electric Helo.
Here's a link to the article.
Parker77 Today, 11:47am View the latest post The light helicopter landscape
If I were in the market for a light helicopter for private use, it would more than likely be a Schweizer 300C. They don't get quite the overhaul life of a CB, but in my experience they...
Airports and Airstrips
8GCBC Today, 11:35am View the latest post Planning a backcountry Oregon trip,this strips ok condition?
Oregon does have a separate climate on the Eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. Eastern Oregon is dryer and colder typically but, still the dessert has fast moving weather at times....
slowhawk Today, 11:14am View the latest post Escalante 1L7 PIREP Request
As far as i know, everything is still intact. The city was to take over the mowing and a local retired guy (Fred Spencer, who owns the white 172 on the flight line) said he would look...
Around the Campfire
CFOT Today, 11:00am View the latest post High Sierra updates- lack of
Two Skywagons duking it out in the STOL Drag-
The drags were a blast. Great Flying in the 182 Pierre! That last race between Steve Henry and Bobby Breeden was one of the...
CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose


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