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- Horizontal Stabilizer (49:40)
- Vertical Stabilizer (21:15)
- Rudder (32:15)
- Right Elevator (35:45)
- Left Elevator (30:50)
- Inventory & Setup (9:30)
- Left Wing Prep (54:30)
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- Right Wing Skins (40:15)
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- Tailcone (29:30)
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- Forward Assembly (24:30)
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- Landing Gear (18:35)
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Cessna 172 - Weight and Balance Calculation -
Tom Ferraro, A&P/IA, performs a Weight and Balance on our 1969 Cessna 172K. Watch and listen as he goes into complete detail on the process.
B-29 Bomber - FiFi's Rudder Refurb -
Tom Ferraro, A & P, was asked to recover FiFi's rudder. Watch as he explains the process of recovering and the structure of the B-29 rudder.
The New Sky Beacon ADS-B Out System - Review -
Tom Ferraro talks about the New ADS-B out system from uAvionix. The skyBeacon is a revolutionary new way to equip ADS-B. Simply replace your existing navigation light with skyBeacon and you are ADS-B compliant for 2020.
EAA Chapter 1246 1st Saturday Coffee Donut Get Together -
Every first Saturday of every month, rain or shine, the members of EAA Chapter 1246 gather at McKinney National Airport to be with good friends and visitors to talk Aviation!
Pat Longs Hatz Classic - Experimental Aircraft -
See Pats beautiful Hatz Classic Experimental Aircraft, built right in his garage. This video shows the aircraft stages as he got it ready for the first flight. A real treat!
Getting the FunPlacesToFly RV ready for Oshkosh - New Recliner Loveseat! - This New Old RV
Oshkosh, Here we Come! In this video we show how we installed a new Loveseat Recliner from The old couch it replaced was awkward and uncomfortable. Now we'll be able to lean back and watch movies and maybe even take a quick snooze.
Stearmans! Famed Military Trainer Aircraft -
The Boeing Stearman was used as a military trainer aircraft. At least 10,626 were built in the US during the 1930s and 1940s.
Full Version! 2017 Texas Antique Airplane Fly-in, Gainesville, Texas -
We flew a completely restored 1956 Cessna 172, named "My Metal Mistress" to the 2017 Texas Antique Fly-in in Gainesville, TX. A huge variety of Antique Airplanes on display. One of the best fly-ins around.
2017 Texas Antique Fly-in, Gainesville, TX - Teaser Trailer -
What a wide selection of Aircraft! This is Part 1 of the 2017 Texas Antique Flyin in Gainesville, TX. Stay tuned for Part 2, the long version, which includes a huge variety of Antique Airplanes. Video shot with a Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder, GoPro Hero5 and GoPro Session 5.
For the Love of Airshows and Flying -
Some of our favorite clips from the past, expressing the Joy of Aviation and the Experience of Flight.
My Metal Mistress - A look inside - 1956 Cessna 172 -
Another look at the Metal Mistress. The interior was completely redone in this 1956 Cessna 172 and is really nice. Have a look!
My Metal Mistress - A Totally Restored 1956 Cessna 172 -
Mike Laney invited us to go on an early morning flight in his wonderful, totally restored, 1956 Cessna 172. What a treat!
Flights of our Fathers Airshow and Fly-in. Terrell, Texas -
This annual event draws thousands of aviation enthusiasts, local and regional residents to enjoy a full day of events and attractions. Warbirds!
AOPA Fly-in, Norman Oklahoma - Part 2 -
Part 2 of our visit to the AOPA Fly-in in Norman, Oklahoma. Thanks goes to AOPA for putting on such a great event! Video shot with a Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder and GoPro Hero5.
AOPA Norman Oklahoma Fly-in - Turboprop STOL in the Grass! -
Incredible takeoffs and landings in the Grass! These guys are good! Video shot in Norman, Oklahoma at the AOPA's Fly-in.

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