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    Photo pilot: Six questions with Alex Wells

    Gentleman Husky pilot and globetrotter Alex Wells is our latest featured photographer. Get to know the Bend, Oregon resident a little better to learn how he brings to life his aerial landscape and candid photography.

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Maintenance, Tuning, and Parts Support
A1Skinner 2 minutes ago View the latest post Owner built parts on a certified aircraft?
So, can this be tied in with our non STC'D avionics discussion? If I were to write up a quality control document and ship it to say dynon, and they ship me a product that meets my...
Aircraft Types
Cary 21 minutes ago View the latest post Build a BC Cessna 172
First post on Backcountrypilot: Here's my 1979 172N 180hp. Just put 8.50's on the mains and an 8.0 on the nose with an airglas nose fork. I'm a new pilot with low hours, so take that...
Engines and Propellers
hotrod180 37 minutes ago View the latest post power settings
I'd like to start a discussion about power settings.
When I first bought my C180, I'd read a few pireps that said using 21"/2300 was the way to go so I tried it. Other people I've...
Aviation Regulation and Law
Cary 54 minutes ago View the latest post ADS-B out!!??
I think the more likely issue is going to be user fees. The feds (specifically some lawmakers) have been itching to enact user fees for years. Once they can identify everyone individually,...
Engines and Propellers
mountainmatt Today, 10:14am View the latest post seaplane prop for C180
This topic has been covered pretty well, but I thought I would add that the cruise speed difference between a old 82" McCauley and a newer 88" McCauley is about 2-3 mph (approx...
Aircraft Types
mountainmatt Today, 09:58am View the latest post What's so great about a Cessna 180?
I like this thread.
It's too bad the 180 fleet is getting older and a good one is getting harder to find. Keep them maintained and flying folks.
Modifications
hotrod180 Today, 09:58am View the latest post New Electronic Ignition system coming
....As far as the increase in reliability, consider this...B&C has some kind of a special good old boy deal with one of the alternator manufacturers, Denso I believe it is, which...
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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Dan Bailey

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