• 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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OregonMaule 18 minutes ago View the latest post High Sierra updates- lack of
ATT at deadcow is no go on the ground. Take off and get up 1000AGL and your good.
192 planes and almost 400 peeps.
Photography and videography
flightlogic 57 minutes ago View the latest post Gyro Stabilizer for Aerial Photography - Anyone Used One?
I wouldn't grip a camera for stability anyway... just fire the shutter with a remote...
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Pinecone Today, 20:25pm View the latest post Looking for rudder pedal extensions (SairCorp sux)
I believe that by "shafts", he may mean the pins that attach the pedal to the rudder linkage and the brake master cylinder. I had the same issue with installing the cast pedals...
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180Marty Today, 18:19pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
I took these yesterday of where the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline will go under the Little Sioux River. It is about 15 miles SE of me in NW Iowa. The boring machine must be quite...
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Evan thanks for the help fishing, I was just off by thaaaaaaat much!
BRD and 1:1, my book says to do mag check at 2300 RPM which yeilds me a 250 drop on one side and a 325-350 drop...
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Flyhound Today, 17:41pm View the latest post Short Field landing on a 13,400' Rwy
Back in 2014 our Maule was selected for display at the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Museum out by Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia. The Smithsonian paid our landing fees...
Airports and Airstrips
square-J Today, 13:55pm View the latest post Chicken Strip is OPERATIONAL AGAIN
I also want to thank you guys! I haven't been to the chicken strip in a couple of years but the hot springs there are one of my favorite places of all time. Your work to maintain...
Helicopter and rotorcraft flying
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... I did not want to introduce thread drift in another thread so I am introducing this separately...
I am wondering…. about the light helicopter landscape....and...
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