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Buckchop, 5 Mar 2018
Posted 1 March
Looks like lots a fun
Posted 9 March
Well things r really comin along now down her in wasilla, the guys here helped me fix lots of problems i had, gear mounts so in the jig it went, wings on, set, need to do cables, tail feathers on, gettin them finished up, adjusting stringers to fit Crosswinds tail brace kit, still have the new tanks to weld fittings in for 4 corner drains, course there b more. Hahhaaaaa
Posted 10 March
Looks great Bucky! You are really knocking it out!
Posted 19 March
Yeppers Randy lots of work here in wasilla and boy did i learn something here at Crosswinds. Made it home lastnight with the whole plane intow so now the wings almost ready to cover and the fuse just needs a few more things and it will b also.
Randy havent been on here in awhile,,, but buddy
THANKS FOR THE AWESOME RIDE IN THE AVID TO CHECKOUT THE GLACIER AND THE TRIP OVER TO BUZZ CROSSWINDS STOL.
Posted 11 April
Well folks wings, tail feathers, flaps and ailerons ready to cover, fuse is almost ready, sent my fuel valve off to get drilled for L,R,Off,Both, when it gets back ill start covering sides of fuse, probably do the belly in next couple days. April 17 2020 was the days of the squash, I started rebuild Sept 22 2020
Posted 11 April
Looking better all the time Bucky! Keep at it. JImChuk
Posted 17 April
Well today is on yr since the roof squashed the pa12, and today is the day i start fabric on the outside of the fuse, odd it worked that way huh? Hahahahaaaaa well its been a ruff long road but worth every minute, will post some updated pic later of how far i am.
Posted 18 April
Got the belly fabric all done today except final shrinkin, do that once the left and right sides r on. Lookin pretty good so far.
mmm well no pic at moment i c hahhaaaaaaa
I thought about hitting the like button on the last picture for you being ready to start covering. But I just couldn't hit the like button on such a sad looking picture. But you are making it come back together, so that's a good thing and I DO like that. JImChuk
Posted 22 April
Latest progress pic i hope. Hahahaaaa
Posted 23 April
Looking good! How do you like the Oratex? I'm about to start covering my plane in the UL600, got any tips that the manual misses?
Posted 30 April
Nice Bucky! You should have a T Shirt made with that picture that says " And you thought you had a bad day?" It would make every pilot cry.
Posted 4 May
Well Randy that is a heck of a good idea!!! I just may do that. Well im gettin pretty far along on the pa12, here a few pic of progress. Not sure if i like the T3 tail wheel yet, it works great best can tell at moment, but looks like makes ass of plane sit to high. I may sell it and buy the ACME stinger when i buy ACME shock struts.
Posted 4 May
Posted 12 June
Well havent been workin on th 12 as much since its mining season, im half way down thro my 140’ of over burden should b slucing by end of July, also hope to have plane ready to test fly by then, by end of this weekend ill b ready to hang the motor back on, so can get wings in garage to finish them up and have my daughter do some sewing while im moving dirt in my awesome huge sandbox. Hahahahaaaaaaa
Looking real nice! JImChuk
Hi, used to be in the garage door trade, and I see in one of your pictures a garage door with extension springs, I can’t tell but those springs should have a cable from the wall to the hanger at the rear of the tracks to restrain a spring if it breaks
Posted 22 June
Well hung the motor backon the fuse this last weekend, now have the left wing in the garage and gettin ready to cover it soon,
Posted 27 June
Well today is going b one of the best days ever! Me and Dad going to cover the left wing for his pa12 today, probably only get a bottom on but thats halfway right. Hahahahahaaaaa
Posted 22 August
Well with mining season going, now at the end of the summer soon, i havent got as much done to the 12 as id hoped, dont think she b flyin now till next summer as ill have plenty to do this winter helpin take care of dad, he had a stroke on aug 4, still in denali center at moment and is recoupin very good, mayb b out of there in a week or so, but still long road to recoupe from. Sooo here a fee pic thought id post, wings r sewn now, have alerons and rudder to left to cover, then sew them and finish tapes, and the registration came in finally.
Posted 23 August
Thanks for all your updates. Sorry to hear about the stroke, but glad that recovery is going well so far.
Thanks for the info Bucky. Just pick away on the plane when you can and take care of the more important things first. Hope all goes well with your dad, and he flys that plane again soon. Wings look nice. I like the color. JImChuk
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