This article originally appeared in Light Plane Maintenance, Mar. 2005.Elbow grease, grease the skids, greasy kid's stuff; grease makes the world go 'round -- literally. The earliest forms of grease were various and sundry animal extrusions and leftovers. Today still, numerous organically based greases give excellent service -- although their origins are more from lithium and calcium than bears. Synthetics have largely replaced organics in many markets, with wide temperature-stability being their biggest advantage.
Just push around the numbers on range and distance and you'll see why. More
Enjoy a moment of father-daughter bonding courtesy of Michael Brown, then click through for more photos of pilots enjoying the sky and their conveyances.