• Featured Bush Planes

    A better than new Cessna 170

    Of all the classic airplanes we wish were still newly manufactured, the Cessna 170B would be near the top of the list. John Nielsen tells his story of how he rescued a nearly abandoned aircraft and made it better than new. Read More
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Airports and Airstrips
blackrock less than a minute ago View the latest post Jarbidge
Yes Rob, you are correct, the road looks to be a better LZ. Years ago, I made the decision to land on a nearby strip, Murphy Hot Springs, rather than the adjacent road. The grass...
Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
8GCBC 45 minutes ago View the latest post UREM38E @ $24.45 versus REM38E @ $29.95
I torch the gaskets...what is the benefit of new vs re-cycling? Why would one stink-eye torching a gasket?
I'm no expert, seriously just want to know if there are legitimate drawbacks?
Trip Reports
OregonMaule Today, 19:42pm View the latest post HSF again!
I was born in Oregon and been here my whole life.
Beware, Tim. This usually means you're about to hear banjos being plucked.
Headoutdaplane Today, 19:30pm View the latest post 7500
AC/DC with Axl Rose as lead singer, makes me want to puke......I use the blue puke bags in the plane, had some folks last year leave them on the beach in a national park so I had to...
M6RV6 Today, 18:52pm View the latest post Desser 31 x 11 x 10 tires
If one can obtain an approval, Cessna’s 188 AgWagon with the optional 8.50-10 tire used a Cleveland 7.50-10 main wheel assy pn 40-101 or 40-101A (both tube type, but there is a tubeless...
twflyer Today, 18:28pm View the latest post FS: RANS S7 Part Deux
OK, I have to say that I am shocked that your airplane has not sold. You did a great job building it and everything is really well thought out. If I was in the market or needed to...
Products, Gear, and Technology
courierguy Today, 18:01pm View the latest post Montague folding bike conversion to electricty
11.5 AH, Panasonic PF from Luna Cycle. Only 6.5 lbs! By the time you draw it down, you will for sure feel like you did something/gone somewhere. I am real happy with it for the plane,...
Engines and Propellers
Big Slip Today, 17:55pm View the latest post Lycoming O-290-D2 Parts
Thanks for the info gentlemen. I just brought my pistons into the shop for inspection today. Hope they pass, if not I will be looking for alternative measures.

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