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    First off, would someone be so kind as to re-open the Factory part of the forum so the latest can be discussed there?

    Second, on Friday August 8th I inquired of the Taylorcraft factory on how they were doing. This was due to a post Forrest had alluded to that things were not going well.

    As Forrest has never gotten back to the forum regarding this subject, (I think Facebook has taken over his life), I try to keep the tribe up as to what is going on. I received this reply a few minutes ago.

    Good Morning! thanks very much for asking, the situation is that our PMA will be released in December, so we are taking parts order to produce and ship late December or Staring Jan 15..

    thanks and regards!

    Ricardo Cortina
    TAYLORCRAFT AIRCRAFT


    I then asked if this was for US aircraft or everyone else not in the US. I will post any replies I receive from Taylorcraft.
    Cheers,
    Marty


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

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    And here is the reply to my message:

    We can ship in and out Mr. Martin! After PMA comming in December, so we can start production in parts..
    Cheers,
    Marty


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

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    • #3
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      As some of you may recall I visited the Taylorcraft Factory in Brownsville back in January or February 2014 and sent Forrest a report on my visit and posted here too in the thread that seems to be gone now. I think Marty, that you replied to my posting and nothing has been posted since. Forrest never answered or commented either on here or privately (he has my email address).
      My main point is that the folks at Brownsville treated me very nice and assured me that their PMA was forthcoming in the next week or two. I guess it did not happen.
      I would be very hesitant to place an order in advance while they say they are going to get their PMA in December. Perhaps an inquiry into the San Antonio FSDO would give some assurance about the coming PMA.
      I am in Indiana now, but will be back in deep south TEXAS in early November. My place and airport, XS56, is 40 highway miles north of Brownsville.
      Maybe I will pay them a visit in early December to see how they are coming.

      Larry Wheelock, BC12D under repair, N96179, Stinson N584LW, Mooney N79806, A&P/IA

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      • #4
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        this is great news looking to get back on my bird next year

        oh did they say if they were going to only reproduce some or all parts need f-19 fwf and new gear legs hope there cheaper then univare

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        • #5
          Re: Status of Taylorcraft

          They aren't much to chat. What you see is what I got.
          Cheers,
          Marty


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

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          • #6
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            thanks I talked to some one about parts and needing to get some new mods out I still want an aluminum spar like the champs and the citabria's and flaps would be fun

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            • #7
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              OK, It is December. Any report on the status of the PMA approval ?
              Mikeg

              Originally posted by M Towsley View Post
              First off, would someone be so kind as to re-open the Factory part of the forum so the latest can be discussed there?

              Second, on Friday August 8th I inquired of the Taylorcraft factory on how they were doing. This was due to a post Forrest had alluded to that things were not going well.

              As Forrest has never gotten back to the forum regarding this subject, (I think Facebook has taken over his life), I try to keep the tribe up as to what is going on. I received this reply a few minutes ago.

              Good Morning! thanks very much for asking, the situation is that our PMA will be released in December, so we are taking parts order to produce and ship late December or Staring Jan 15..

              thanks and regards!

              Ricardo Cortina
              TAYLORCRAFT AIRCRAFT


              I then asked if this was for US aircraft or everyone else not in the US. I will post any replies I receive from Taylorcraft.

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              • #8
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                Mike, you are so funny. They probably meant next December.

                I will send an e-mail and see if I get anything back from them.
                Cheers,
                Marty


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

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                • #9
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                  Marty,

                  <(:-))


                  Merry Christmas
                  Mike

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by M Towsley View Post
                    Mike, you are so funny. They probably meant next December.

                    I will send an e-mail and see if I get anything back from them.
                    man I hope not

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by tim View Post
                      man I hope not
                      "He who expecting nothing, ain't gonna be deceived"

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                      • #12
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                        I am back in Raymondville, TX, 40 north of Brownsville. I have not made it to Brownsville yet, but hope to in the next few weeks and stop by where the Taylorcraft "factory" was located when I was there last February (2014) to see if I can find out if anything is happening.
                        I will post to the group what, if anything, I find out.
                        Larry Wheelock, XS56, BC12D N96179 under repair, A&P, IA http://home.earthlink.net/~lawheelock/

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                        • #13
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                          I forgot to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

                          Larry Wheelock

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                          • #14
                            Re: Status of Taylorcraft

                            Hey Larry, Merry Christmas.

                            I think Taylorcraft is encountering PMA problems with the Feds. Taylorcraft has not responded back to me after several inquiries.
                            Cheers,
                            Marty


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

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                            • #15
                              Re: Status of Taylorcraft

                              There is a reporter, Larry A, writing a tcraft article for aviation consumer. He's looking for info about the factory. Perhaps Marty or LarryW might contact Larry A with the correct status of Taylorcraft.
                              Larry Anglisano, Editor
                              Aviation Consumer Magazine
                              860/614-1987
                              ConsumerEditor@hotmail.com
                              Tim Hicks
                              N96872

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