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  • Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

    Can rudder, fin, stabilizer and elevator be legally exchanged between prewar and postwar models?

    Mark

    P.S. I did not mean the tittle to say oxtail. Liable to mess up weight and balance.
    Last edited by likeTs2; 02-10-2018, 15:20.

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    Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

    Originally posted by likeTs2 View Post
    Can rudder, fin, stabilizer and elevator be legally exchanged between prewar and postwar models?

    Mark

    P.S. I did not mean the tittle to say oxtail. Liable to mess up weight and balance.
    question is why and no.

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    • #3
      Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

      Originally posted by Ragwing nut View Post
      question is why and no.
      Thank You for the answer.

      To answer your question, there is a '41 BC 65 about 220 mi. South of me that is rotting away on a field in Porterville, CA. It's in sad condition. Bungees broken, fabric hanging in spreads, sings of exterior rust etc.. I was wondering if it would be worth the trip to look at it as a parts plane.

      Thanks,

      Mark

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      • #4
        Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

        There are replacement tail feathers available. Ailerons and tail parts seem to survive when the rest of the plane is totaled. I have a stack of stabs, fins rudders and elevators in the hangar. Problem is usually they are more expensive to ship than they are worth. Of course they are worth a LOT more to ship when you really need one. Cost to buy is still close to zero. I had a tribe member drive all the way from Montana to Virginia Beach for a set of ailerons. Cost him less to drive here and get them than to ship them!
        If she is relatively compete they are the Queens of the Taylorcraft models and well worth restoring. It may take you years to get that last little placard or trim piece to have a perfect show plane, but they fly great without that stuff.

        Hank

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        • #5
          Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

          This one?
          Attached Files
          Last edited by NC36061; 02-11-2018, 09:32.
          NC36061 '41 BC12-65 "Deluxe" S/N 3028
          NC39244 '45 BC12-D S/N 6498

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          • #6
            Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

            That is beyond sad, why would anyone just let that happen? Looks like Deluxe grills installed. The 'good' photo appears to be from 1966.
            Last edited by M Towsley; 02-11-2018, 09:43. Reason: add info
            Cheers,
            Marty


            TF #596
            1946 BC-12D N95258
            Former owner of:
            1946 BC-12D/N95275
            1943 L-2B/N3113S

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            • #7
              Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

              Originally posted by M Towsley View Post
              That is beyond sad, why would anyone just let that happen? Looks like Deluxe grills installed. The 'good' photo appears to be from 1966.
              Several years ago, I was delivering a new Carbon Cub to Southern Cal. and stopped there, took several pics of the same plane, a local told me the owner died long ago, I guess any relatives had no interest in it, gary

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                Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

                Originally posted by likeTs2 View Post
                Thank You for the answer.

                To answer your question, there is a '41 BC 65 about 220 mi. South of me that is rotting away on a field in Porterville, CA. It's in sad condition. Bungees broken, fabric hanging in spreads, sings of exterior rust etc.. I was wondering if it would be worth the trip to look at it as a parts plane.

                Thanks,

                Mark
                Mark, check IMs
                Hank

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                • #9
                  Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

                  Originally posted by LostnSpace View Post
                  Several years ago, I was delivering a new Carbon Cub to Southern Cal. and stopped there, took several pics of the same plane, a local told me the owner died long ago, I guess any relatives had no interest in it, gary
                  The registration indicates a trustee. Someone rescue this poor girl or at least part her out for others.
                  Cheers,
                  Marty


                  TF #596
                  1946 BC-12D N95258
                  Former owner of:
                  1946 BC-12D/N95275
                  1943 L-2B/N3113S

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                  • #10
                    Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

                    Originally posted by LostnSpace View Post
                    Several years ago, I was delivering a new Carbon Cub to Southern Cal. and stopped there, took several pics of the same plane, a local told me the owner died long ago, I guess any relatives had no interest in it, gary
                    So who's paying the parking fee?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

                      Its on the businesses that did the work parking apron. Many years ago I asked Harry about the "T". He wanted the cost of the engine overhaul which was well over the value of the plane.
                      L Fries
                      N96718
                      TF#110

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                      • #12
                        Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

                        There is an overhauled engine that was left to rot on the ramp on her?!?!?! How many years ago was the overhaul done? Seems like someone who is owed money should be approached about ways to cut their losses. If it has been on there long enough for the plane to deteriorate THAT much I can't imagine the overhaul being worth anything at all.

                        Hank

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                          Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

                          Originally posted by Hank Jarrett View Post
                          There is an overhauled engine that was left to rot on the ramp on her?!?!?! How many years ago was the overhaul done? Seems like someone who is owed money should be approached about ways to cut their losses. If it has been on there long enough for the plane to deteriorate THAT much I can't imagine the overhaul being worth anything at all.

                          Hank
                          Sitting out there and sitting in Virginia Beach are two entirely different things. While the sun has taken its toll, I expect the humidity is low. Which would be in favor of the engine. Still it would be a crap shoot.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

                            As close as I am to the coast it would be toast for sure, but then so would most of the airframe. I thought someone said the airport it was at was close to the California coast.

                            Hank

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                            • #15
                              Re: Interchange oxtail feathers between post and prewar

                              That is the plane. It is in the Southern part of the San Joaquin Valley which is a mountain rage and 100 miles from the coast. Very dry climate but extremely poor air quality from extensive agricultural activity and is surrounded on three sides by mountains.

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