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    Barn find: 1946 BC-12D

    I found this 1946 Taylorcraft BC12-D yesterday. The owner passed away two years ago and his wife would like to sell it. She says it hasn't flown in at least three years. She has the logs but I haven't seen them so I have no additional info on its status. Located in Arkansas. PM me if you're interested and I'll put you in contact.

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    Reminds me of Jason Gerard bouncing around on gravel bars in his T'Cart. Looks like it needs a set of bungees for starters, have the special Taylorcraft bungee tool if it is needed.
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    Thanks Steve! Yes, definitely needs new bungees. I've had several people from a local FB group express interest so maybe it'll go to a good home.
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    By the look of the bungees 3 years might be 10

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    Wow, what a find for the right pilot, and what a great first airplane to really teach what flying is all about, not just horsepower.

    I have more hours TT on my 2012 RANS S-7S now, then my '46 T-cart had when I restored it, 2600 hrs +. I find that significant for some reason!?
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    Attempted to PM. Denied. Interested. Please PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Reminds me of Jason Gerard bouncing around on gravel bars in his T'Cart. Looks like it needs a set of bungees for starters, have the special Taylorcraft bungee tool if it is needed.
    Bungee tool? We don’t need no stink’in Bungee tool. My first plane was a T-Craft. We used a bumper jack among other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoFlaps View Post
    Attempted to PM. Denied. Interested. Please PM.
    I think I fixed the glitch. PM sent. If you don't get it let me know.
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    I am a mod on the Taylorcraft forum I can put on there for them. I can’t seem to pm on here, not sure where or how this new vb format works. Tim

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    Looks basic, and fairly unmolested!!

    Great plane, very capable.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    For basic, low cost fun flying, the TCraft is the most unsung little airplane there is. Put an 85 or 90 in it and it becomes a real hoot. I have a 90HP BC12D on Baumann floats and it is extremely capable....and it cruises at almost 100 with floats and a climb prop. pretty cool. I went on a road trip to Arkansas last spring with a friend to Uhaul a barn find TCraft back to Michigan....Nothing like a couple of guys driving across America to buy airplanes! That's my idea of FUN
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    I have to get mine legal for the O-200 STC, then I can fly it again..
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    I have an F21 on Baumann amphibs that does 95 on floats and 110 on wheels. Off the water in 10 secs. Fully/over loaded. Great performer on 120HP
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    Better yet is the option of STC SA1-210 plus potential DER support for deviations. Bigger engine and gross weight option of 1280 or 1500 on conventional gear - same build - different paperwork. Typical empty weights in the low to middle 800's with full electric, long metal prop, and huge baggage area.

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    Is it still available? Know a kid looking.


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    There is one locally to me that is for sale, New slick mags, New sealed struts, New wood prop, overhauled carb, only flown 6 hours in the last 10 years. Fabric is not pretty but it is solid.

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    what a great find, the first small plane I got a lesson in when I was 14, always wanted one

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