Oratex 6000 on a PA12

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Not even sure what to say except that I'm so sorry that happened. 

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Yea not a great thing but that is ok ill really make a flyer out of it now, she had lots of mods already and there more i wanted to do b4 but didnt cause of cost or time, but have all the time now not sure on $ yet. Hahahaaaaa depends on the gold we get this yr.  My son Carter and I took the Kenworth to Kenny Lake 300miles from me and back on wed to pu the 40 connex with all the extra parts for the 12, looks like there 2 fuse, one set of wings, a fuse jig, and a ton of other stuff, glad my buddy Gary had the stuff left from building his and wants to sell some of it. 

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Well started to divert the creek with the D9 yesturday, its runnin straight down the valley on 4’to 5’ of ice and the ice is 12” above the bottom of shop wall so had 4” of water running thro the shop. And started diggin the cars and plane out.  Cant pull the cars out they froze into the ice also so hope the sum will cook on them for a day or two.  Headed over this afternoon to go thro the pa12 and pa18 stuff. Ill take a few pic of that and post them later.

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Video of “Shop Creek” Hahahaaaa

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Well started rounding up parts for the pa12 re-rebuild hahahaaaaa.  Have a nice fuse now that has all the same pa18 updates it did have plus a few more for gross weight increase, larger bagage than did have, some extra stiffners, the wings have the alerons moved out the the end and extended flaps like originaly had.  And picked up a nice stock set of wingstruts yesturday.  Ended up with a TON of pa12-18 parts in the connex i picked up in Kenny Lake (gear, rims, struts, ribs, extra fuse, interior panels, exterior panels, flaps,alerons, tail feather, sea plane doors, nose bowls, cowls, and on and on and on)  so if anyone looking for parts for them. 

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How many sets of tail feathers do you have?  Looking for a set of 18 tail feathers for the pacer and have been buying versus making my own..  Nice score Mr!  Will be good to see progress soon.

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Man u know im not sure how many, but i think there least 3sets mayb more. Ill look in there later today if i remember and findout. 

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Its starting to get uncovered of the snow, i figured since mother nature helped mess up the plane, id have her do some of the work to help get it off the plane.  Hahahaaaa. But amazing how much weight it is.  Also me and my son Carter took a walk Around the cut up on the hill to c how its melting and start the D9 to help contain the water, ice, mud here while things melt. There is 2 of my D9’s, the 980 loader, Boom of dragline, and 2 excavators in the pic.  U can c where one D9 is up high, and back of one down low, guves u an idea of how much dirt i still have to move. 

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Get that airstrip dried out mr, its time to fly up and play with the KF and dig in the dirt!  I got bid tires but no floats on the pacer :lol: 

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Ohhh man u know it!!!! Been 54-56 every am here last couple days, sun shining like crazy the ice is meltin fast, i do have a set of edo 1050,  u can make circles till we get them on, Mmmmm hangon i just need to find that damm airborn pit crew.  
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Well always could have been way worse. Hahhahaaaa everything saveable except the 63 chevyII and the 96 dodge van 

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Makes me want to cry!

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That'll buff right out... :rolleyes:

The airplane looks so sad, it's pitiful.

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That is a sad sight for sure.  I copied a few of the pictures, and when I'm down south in the winter and am worried about the roof on my hangar, I'll send the pictures to my flying partner and tell him that half of his plane is under that roof also.  JImChuk

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Worried about a roof in winter?? Not familiar with that.  Summer on the other hand...

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Yea ive done my cryin of course, now im actually excited to start the re-rebuild. Hahhaaaa course that wont b till after mining season,  just started moving dirt on the hill yesturday, and there was things i wanted to do different on the 12 when i was doing the fabric, but as its dads plane i didnt do it, he was happy with how it was, soooo now i get to really have some fun updating things on it to make it more user friendly and cleaner lines hope she will b a beautiful bird.  Just not sure what colors/stripes this time. 

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Well, with that attitude, you get an atta boy award!

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Got the 24’ haulmark cleaned out so once road dries up enough to drag it up with my pu ill start taking it apart and store it in there till winter. But still takin my replacement fuselodge to Charlie Centers in Wasilla b4 long to have him check it all over for me in his jig, mayb i b lucky enough to have him c if the jig i have is worthy or not also.

 

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I see that there is a PA 12 fuselage and 3 spars on barnstormers for $2800.  In Oregon or Washington.  JImChuk

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Thanks Jim, looks like i already have the fuse and wings for the rebuild in that 40’ connex from Kenny Lake. But that sounds like a good deal if its in good shape. 

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