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    Where do I get an 18 sliding seat? I had...

    Where do I get an 18 sliding seat?

    I had thought of using an aluminum rear seat from a Beaver and spacing widgets in 2 or 3 positions.
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    Thanks for the replies. Where can I get the...

    Thanks for the replies.

    Where can I get the parts to do the FAD STC? I looked at their website and, unless I missed something, it indicates STC only. Is this a mod that can be easily done or...
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    PA12 Adjustable Front Seat Options

    What are the best options for modifying a PA12 front seat to allow forward and aft movement?

    The original seat position is fixed in place. As such, it doesn’t allow as much knee movement as I...
  4. What price range are you targeting? That will...

    What price range are you targeting? That will help us guide you in the right direction.
  5. Look at the “help me price it” thread for...

    Look at the “help me price it” thread for ballpark value.
  6. I don’t think you can have 12 gear on 18...

    I don’t think you can have 12 gear on 18 fittings. It is a completely different setup.
  7. “Yeah, it does have the -18 gear fittings so the...

    “Yeah, it does have the -18 gear fittings so the hard part is done there. Just have to buy the -18 gear.”

    Uhh, that’s not how it works! If it’s on 12 gear, it doesn’t have 18 gear fittings. I’m...
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    How does a small airline company with that kind...

    How does a small airline company with that kind of accident/incident record afford or even obtain flight insurance?
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    Everyone in and outside that helicopter is lucky...

    Everyone in and outside that helicopter is lucky to be alive. The gear absorbed all the energy, no rollover, no fire, and nobody injured by flying debris.
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    Oh, and the downpipe of the muffler also inhibits...

    Oh, and the downpipe of the muffler also inhibits removing the shroud.
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    This just cannot be right: having to remove the...

    This just cannot be right: having to remove the exhaust pipes in order to remove the muffler shroud every 50 hours?

    There must be a better way, or I really screwed up the installation. Maybe...
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    PA12 Muffler Shroud Removal Problem

    I must have done something wrong with my muffler shroud and the placement of the fresh air intake and exhaust ports. I have an O-340 with PA20/22 exhaust pipes and an original PA12 muffler and...
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    https://youtu.be/pZQir_yH_J8 In the Jet age...

    https://youtu.be/pZQir_yH_J8

    In the Jet age there is no doubt.
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    Would the pilot be required to record that...

    Would the pilot be required to record that incident or report it to anyone? Would something like that be included in the airframe or engine logbooks?
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    It sure looks like a quartering tailwind or...

    It sure looks like a quartering tailwind or direct crosswind from the movement of the waves. Do you guys know that area and the direction of flight and wind? Is that the only usable approach?

    I...
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    How does it pick up an Otter? I didn’t think...

    How does it pick up an Otter? I didn’t think they had strong enough spreader bars. Or maybe I’m thinking of a Beech 18.
  17. Don’t buy one without hiring an A&P/IA with...

    Don’t buy one without hiring an A&P/IA with EXTENSIVE experience in PA12s and their APPROVED modifications.

    It is too easy to purchase a basket case disguised as an inexpensive, cosmetically...
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    Surfside Seaplane Base in Lino Lakes, Minnesota...

    Surfside Seaplane Base in Lino Lakes, Minnesota used to use a modified pontoon boat trailer. They might still use it.

    It worked well enough to pull my Beaver or PA12 out of the water.

    Be...
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    I suppose straight and level flight preceding...

    I suppose straight and level flight preceding CFIT in solid IFR wouldn’t be so bad. You wouldn’t suffer the terror of falling helplessly and your end would be quick.

    But it is horrifying to think...
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    They aren’t designed as STOL airplanes. ...

    They aren’t designed as STOL airplanes. Apparently this guy thought he was in one.
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    What’s the floppy thing on the starboard strut?

    What’s the floppy thing on the starboard strut?
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    I found my old insurance agent, Hayes-Utley out...

    I found my old insurance agent, Hayes-Utley out of Louisville. They are now Fifth Third Insurance Agency and we started the process.

    If any of you high Cub/SuperCub/12/14 drivers in the Poplar...
  23. Like I said, “Wow.” Keep raising the cost of...

    Like I said, “Wow.” Keep raising the cost of “new.”

    If they weren’t so costly, no one would consider buying our old restored models for anything close to what they currently bring.
  24. How do Cubcrafters planes hold up on the resale...

    How do Cubcrafters planes hold up on the resale market?

    Will we little guys ever be able to afford a used one?

    Are they raising the value of original modified SuperCubs or lowering it?
  25. Wow!!!

    Wow!!!
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