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    170s in the Wrangells

    Two big-engine Cessna 170s venture out to the edge of the Wrangell-St.Elias region in search of the Alaska backcountry flying experience. Read More
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Accident Analysis
Cary 7 minutes ago View the latest post Lost Aircraft Finally Found
Yeah, wives and girlfriends mentioned in the same sentence usually mean that there's some difficulty. A little.
Maintenance and Parts Support
Jeredp 26 minutes ago View the latest post Chargers: Battery Minder vs Noco Genius
i played the game of Gill batteries and chargers and tenders for years! After my last Gill took a crap(11 months old), I bought a Concorde RG-25 x/c, I have not put a battery charger...
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Don't forget the air conditioner, the wine fridge and the TIG welder in case you have to perform some minor repairs caused by all that weight......
Heh heh... this is the truth!...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Zzz 40 minutes ago View the latest post Looking for a builder/owner planning on using Oregon Aero
Yes, great products. I am specifically looking for an aircraft owner/builder/modder who is installing Oregon Aero full seat work with whom I can meet in person to interview for a video...
Ryan Smith Today, 15:16pm View the latest post TSIO360 on a Cessna 170B
I flew a friend's 1953 with Tom's conversion and it was a hell of an airplane. Big difference from the stock engine, but his airplane was heavy as well. I think he threw around 1550...
Float flying
NineThreeKilo Today, 14:50pm View the latest post Rivers, ramps and new homes, oh my!
Probably 8-10' of shore line before it starts going up hill, bottom is smooth and soft, fairly gradual shore.
I was thinking of a 5,000lb 12vdc winch with wireless remote from harborfrieght,...
Trip Reports
Mountain Doctor Today, 14:32pm View the latest post Lone Star Maule Round Up 2015
Excellent video. Very professional! Great photography.
As a resident of the Pacific Northwest I tend to forget the midwest and Texas also have terrific areas to fly.
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Zzz Today, 14:14pm View the latest post Zane And The 170 Gang-Trip Report
So I watched the video and have been trying to read the TR but both Safari and Tapatalk keep shutting the page. I can barely get two sentences read. Anyone else having an issue?

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