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Around the Campfire
wyomingiswindy less than a minute ago View the latest post Low and Slow to Osh starts in 13 days!
PM sent!
I'd like to report free hotdogs at Stark County, Indiana KOXI.
AND 92 octane Mogas.
And to think I just was going to pee.
Wait for me Western Contingent!
Aircraft Types
Halestorm 4 minutes ago View the latest post Avionics master relay?
I agree NO relay, just another failure point.
What I have on my 185, that I had not seen before I bought it, is two avionics switches mounted next to each other. They are simply wired...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
kygreen229 9 minutes ago View the latest post 1955 Cessna 170B rebuild
I have a used but nearly new windshield out of a 52 170B, using this for my 55. Can i install it before installing the wings or does it make sense to wait on that for fitment? Mainly...
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hotrod180 45 minutes ago View the latest post Bandera state (landing strip made of flowers)
I've only been into Bandera once- very pretty little strip, but the constant drone of traffic on adjacent I-90 really detracted from the "wilderness" experience.
Skykomish...
Modifications
hotrod180 57 minutes ago View the latest post Fuel flow transducer with Pponk engine
As I recall, they usually want a certain minimum length of straight fuel line upstream (and maybe downstream too) of the transducer, to prevent turbulence & false readings. Sometimes...
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Grassstrippilot Today, 06:59am View the latest post IO-520 Shutdown Issues - Help!
Thanks for all the input.
Onefitty, where is the best place to buy he diaphragm? Spruce? I'll dig for a parts manual and see if I can find a part number. Thanks!
Sent from my iPhone...
Aircraft Types
Mark Y. Today, 05:35am View the latest post C-185 Sportsman Stol issue
The vents on the wing root fairings are for the optional rear passenger vents. Pilot/copilot vents are always out on the wing from what i have seen
Trip Reports
DrifterDriver Today, 02:57am View the latest post Storching about
let my mate have a go in my drifter today where he did his first off airport landing. tryed a new spot today that shows alot of potential. most aircraft should get into this one I think....

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