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Photo ID: 1011305
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Model: PA-12 Registration: N2569M
Year: 1946 Serial Number: 12-940
Engine(s): Lycoming O-320-B2B, 160-HP Owner: Naples Seaplane Service
Naples, ME
Location: Moosehead Lake
Greenville, Maine
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Date: 2003, September Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info):
Notes: 11/25/03 - I got my seaplane rating in a PA-12, in New Hampshire in 1963. And I owned a couple of Piper PA-12's over the years and did some instructing in them. They are one fine little airplane - - and this beauty represents them well.

Owned and flown by Mary Build, N2569M is on Edo 2000's and is used for seaplane instruction. Mary has recently become a designated pilot examiner, so she obviously takes seaplanes seriously!

This aircraft was built with a 108-HP, Lycoming O-235. It has been converted to a 160-HP, Lycoming O-320-B2B, which should make it get out of the water like a scared rabbit. (Can rabbits swim?)

Most PA-12's that have the larger engines also have flaps, but 6-9-Mike does not. One characteristic of the PA-12 is that it glides pretty flat. I don't like flat approaches, so my students learned to slip, early on. Certainly the floats add enough drag to take care of the flat-glide issue
 

Photo ID: 1011306
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Notes: Early morning at the 2003, International Seaplane Fly-In in Greenville, Maine. You can learn more about the fly-in here.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 
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