Oratex 6000 on a PA12

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Well i took the original pair of wings to Crosswind STOL in wasilla and they r pretty much shot and parts only. Hahhaaaaaa So now i have to dig the other set of 12 wings out of the connex and take them down this week. And been tinkering on the fuse when can in evenings, once i get the other set of wings to Charly ill b able to dive deep into this 12 and get it together, think i have most all the stuff i need to assembile. 

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Glad it's going back together.  JImChuk

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My son and I are finally gettin to the wing work on dads pa12 at a friends hanger in wasilla

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Ya-F@&$@-Hoo!!!!!!!! She sits on standard length gear for the first time!!! Have 6” gear to install later, but right now i not have the ceiling clearance in garage. Hahahhaaa also finished up the jamb and latch for the wolf window. 

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Well guys, been to Wasilla to visit a good friend Charly at Crosswinds STOL again (YAHOO I LOVE THAT PLACE) picked up a few tail feather update parts he sells to strenghten the tail, and to scope out the wings they workin on for me,  they sure looking good, they r all cleaned up now and waiting for parts,  wing ribs, faulse spars, Crosswinds modified leading edges and stol fences and moose stall tips, Wag Areo fuel tanks, Dakota Cub alerons and extra long flaps, Crosswinds heavy duty tiedown points, and not sure what else Charly has planned for Dads baby, but there NO WAY i can thank him enough for the help, and fitting me in line, But i do know him and i hit it off great and i have a friend for life. 
My son and i cn this cool tree in Wasilla, had to take a pic,  Enjoy

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Well i got all my weldin done on the airframe, and yesturday i made it all white again, soooo guess its time to put it back together!!! What fun!!! 
Also while in Wasilla deliverin the kitfox to new owner i picked up a new set of Atlee Dodge 3” extended tail feathers. 
Also went ahead and weighed the bare painted fuse, 149.6lbs. 

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Looks good Bucky!  Funny thing, my bare Avid weighed 1/2 of that.  I would have guessed heavier.  Keep at it, your making progress.  JImChuk

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Yahoo!!! Im gettin some stuff inside her!!! Cables, pulleys, and ruff cutting birch floors for it now. Here is a pic of the birch after i put only one coat of spar varnish on it.  I will put 3-4 coats on at least and cover every side and inside the mount holes b4 final install. 

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Well no pic at moment, damm cell service. Hahhaaaaa

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Got a few more parts on the fuse, and got the new birch floors cutout and fit, ill mount them today and then take them out to spar varnish them. 

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Gettin some more done on the 12, most of the lower interior fabric is in, still have a few more to do and the access panels to cut in.  Ill b headed to Wasilla again first of the week to start the reasseblie of the wings since almost all the parts have come in  for them. 
 

P.O.S well sorry guys form wont take my pic again.  Must hate Mondays as much as i do. Hahahahahaaa

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Well down in wasilla for a week or so to work n the wings with the wing guru, should b lots of fun and lots to learn. Il try a few interior pic with the new ipad. Still have the rest of the trim to install between wood floor, Oratex fabric is just initial/first shrinking, also installing the cables and controls. 

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Down in wasilla workin on the wings, 3days in on reassemblie and lookin good. 

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Looking good indeed!

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Thanks guys, lots of work and lots of learning happening for me. Hahahaha loving every minute of it. Tomorrow we start leading edges!! YAHOO!!! 

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Leading edge on one so far this am.

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Well got the wings done far as could with parts we had, flaps and ailerons and tanks will still b two weeks in shipping, so came back home from wasilla to get stuff done at home.

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Down in wasilla workin on the wings, 3days in on reassemblie and lookin good. 

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Looks great! What airfoil is that? It looks like a nice airfoil for a wide envelope.

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Airfoil??? Ull have to school me on that one buddy.
Hahahaaaaa u mean the leading edge? Or the wingtips? 

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Well believe the answer to ur question is its a standard piper airfoil, but will have Crosswind Stol leadin edge cuff, tips, ect.  
As far as whats happening at the home garage fuse project,,, i installed the dash, and starting to lay the wireing back in, mayb even get torque tube, front seat frame, stripped, painted, and installed today. 
 

well RATS-O-LAA!!!! Only take one pic this am.

Hahhahaaaaaa oh well time to  WRENCH ONWARD AND UPWARD 

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Fantastic progress!

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Well now its on to her tail, installed the stabilizers ect, started to adjust flywires and found way to much slack in the jackscrew and yoke, tried to save a buck, soooooo waitin to order one on monday from Stodards. Got 5g in the ass of this baby so whats another $500 right? Hahahaaaa. Well 3g of it was for the fancy new Atlee Dodge 3” extended tail feathers, those will really help to make the Crosswinds STOL wings work good. Ill b headed down to Wasilla again on or about the 21st of this month for week or two to finish wings (parts r finally on way from Dakota Cub) and to fit wings on fuse and set them up, make cables ect. So when i come back with wings they b ready to cover, tail b ready to cover, then a little more work on fuse and ill start covering of it also. YAHOO DAD MAY FLY AGAIN THIS SUMMER. 

 

 

 

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Well parts came in at Crosswinds in Wasilla for the wings, going to wrap up the fuse with shipping wrap and load on a uhaul trailer, to go one way was $99 bucks, my 24’ enclosed is down at Crosswinds for trip back with fuse and the wings, should b able to cover wings when get back and fuse is close. 
 

Mmmm well it loaded 3 of 6 pic.  Least thats a start Hahahaaaaaa

 

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Well been in wasilla a week now, been gettin lots done, should b gettin the fuse inside first of this week to put wings on and set them up. Went ahead and put in left and a right taxi/landing lights, and Aero Led. Man guys these wings r F-ing BEAUTIFUL!!!! So happy to have been able to b here and learn with these guys!!!!!

The days u stop learning, is the day u get dumb. 

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