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    If you look at landing this morning there is an article in the Brownville Herald about the chaining of the fence around the Taylocraft plant. Dick
    TF #10

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    Thanks for posting the info Dick. At this point, I think everyone expected this outcome. It was just a matter of when. I feel truly sorry for all the Tcraft owners left high and dry, but in the long run you'll be better off with him out of the picture.
    Last edited by CraigH; 01-21-2007, 15:08.
    Craig Helm
    Prior owner N8ZU '90 F21B
    KRPH

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    • #3
      Re: Taylorcraft gone again

      Well it seems like I will need to find an alternate heat muff for the Lyc 0-235 for the F21s and my F22. Any Ideas?
      Tom Butler
      TF #743
      ex F21 N2005U
      F22 N2202T

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      • #4
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        Unfortunatley another dismal end to the all to familiar life of the Taylorcraft factory and its history.

        Mike

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        • #5
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          http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/ts_...74827_0_10_0:(
          Bob Ollerton

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          • #6
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            I know it's an old joke by now, but I once remarked that when I wrote THE TAYLORCRAFT STORY I should have numbered each chapter "Chapter 11".

            Chet Peek

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Chet Peek View Post
              I know it's an old joke by now, but I once remarked that when I wrote THE TAYLORCRAFT STORY I should have numbered each chapter "Chapter 11".

              Chet Peek
              Chet, there's been enough going on with this latest attempt that you could write a sequel.
              Craig Helm
              Prior owner N8ZU '90 F21B
              KRPH

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              • #8
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                It is really unfortunate that no-one can seem to make a good run at it. I still think that if someone just made parts to support the fleet and concentrated on the new LSA version they would do well. I guess we just all have to perfect our "owner produced" skills.
                Eric Minnis
                Bully Aeroplane Works and Airshows
                www.bullyaero.com
                Clipwing Tcraft x3


                Flying is easy- to go up you pull back, to go down you pull back a little farther.

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                • #9
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                  Craig, what should the title of a sequel be? Lets have a contest!
                  Chet

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                  • #10
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                    OK, Mr. Peek, I can't resist:

                    Title 1: Can't Keep a Good Airplane Down!
                    Title 2: Unsinkable!
                    Title 3: The Airplane That Wouldn't Die
                    Title 4: I'm Just Wild About Harry (and he's just wild about jail!)
                    Title 5: The Neverending Story
                    Title 6: Taylorcraft - an Airplane Pilots Had Confidence In, And The Confidence Men That Had Taylorcraft
                    Taylorcraft : Making Better Aviators for 75 Years... and Counting

                    Bill Berle
                    TF#693

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                    N26451 (1940 BL(C)-65) 1988-90
                    N47DN (Auster Autocrat) 1992-93
                    N96121 (1946 BC-12D-85) 1998-99
                    N29544 (1940 BL(C)-85) 2005-08

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                    • #11
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                      I had come up with something similar to #4. That's got my vote.

                      Please reserve an autographed copy for me.
                      Craig Helm
                      Prior owner N8ZU '90 F21B
                      KRPH

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                      • #12
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                        I've read Chet's book, and we all know the story in Texas, but the chapter I'm missing, is why did the Ferris's no longer keep Taylorcraft?
                        1946 BC-12D N96016
                        I have known today a magnificent intoxication. I have learnt how it feels to be a bird. I have flown. Yes I have flown. I am still astonished at it, still deeply moved. Le Figaro, 1908

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                        • #13
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                          Charlie went west in April 1976 , so the FERIS kept it going till 1986 and did a great job. The straw that broke the camel's back was the insurance for 1986 that needed an advance payment of $50,000... in Feb.
                          Dorothy Feris should have NEVER announced a NEW Model without having it ready. The F21B should have been improved and the F-22 never released till all the bugs got worked out. Read my thoughts of the 1991 think tank back in Lock Haven for what needs to be done. I am just back from giving a deposition in a Civil court action in Virginia pertaining to a Taylorcraft. I have been following the story from sources deep south in Texas... THEN we have the fellows already calling about acquiring the TC's and getting things going again. THERE is more to the story in Brownsville, stay tuned. Get ready Chet maybe we need a few more Chapters!
                          Taylorcraft Foundation, Inc
                          Forrest A Barber 330-495-5447
                          TF#1
                          www.BarberAircraft.com
                          taylorcraft@neo.rr.com

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                          • #14
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                            Charlie went west in April 1976 , so the FERIS kept it going till 1986 and did a great job. The straw that broke the camel's back was the insurance for 1986 that needed an advance payment of $50,000... in Feb.
                            Dorothy Feris should have NEVER announced a NEW Model without having it ready. The F21B should have been improved and the F-22 never released till all the bugs got worked out. Read my thoughts of the 1991 think tank back in Lock Haven for what needs to be done. I am just back from giving a deposition in a Civil court action in Virginia pertaining to a Taylorcraft. I have been following the story from sources deep south in Texas... THEN we have the fellows already calling about acquiring the TC's and getting things going again. THERE is more to the story in Brownsville, stay tuned. Get ready Chet maybe we need a few more Chapters!
                            Taylorcraft Foundation, Inc
                            Forrest A Barber 330-495-5447
                            TF#1
                            www.BarberAircraft.com
                            taylorcraft@neo.rr.com

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                            • #15
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                              If anyone has any unfinished business with Harry Ingram, I would be more than happy to give you his home address!... Just concact me, Bob Macey

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