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1947 Piper Supercub

Reg # N4712C


  • 1947 Piper Supercub Photo 2
  • 1947 Piper Supercub Photo 3
  • 1947 Piper Supercub Photo 4
  • 1947 Piper Supercub Photo 5


Airframe Time: 4700 Hours Total Time, but 790 since total rebuild with new fuselage
Engine Time: 790 Hours SMOH on 180 HP 0-360 Lycoming (2000 TBO)

Useful Load: 615 lbs. EW is 1320. GW is 1935 lbs
Annual Due: April 2021


Custom panel layout
King KLX 135A GPS/Com with moving map
Collins VIR 351 Digital com
Garmin GTX 335 ADSB out Transponder
Stratus ADSB in (on Ipad)
Collins VOR/Localizer
Garmin G5 digital DG
Garmin G5 digital HSI
Oil temp/pressure, voltsge and amp meter in combined guage
406 ELT with remote arming panel
Avionics master switch
PS Engineering PM 3000 two place intercom
Starter button
GEM Insight four cylinder graphic engine monitor
Push-to-talk button on each stick
12 volt power outlet


Overall white with green and gray stripes as accents in smple but effective scheme. Covered in 2000 with a few touch ups and small areas of wear starting to show. Many years away from needing a recover however. Oveall rated 7.5 out of 10.


Dark painted 5 ply floorboards, gray fabric side panels, painted metal trim and headliner, skylights. Grey fabric seats newly reupholstered. Overall very good comfortable utility interior. Rated 9 out of 10.

Additional Equipment

All modifications and upgrades carried out in 2000 or after
F. Atlee Dodge 61 gallon fuel tanks (30.5 gallons per side)
Wipair Gross weight increase, up to 1,935 Lbs from 1,750 Lbs
New Fuselage
Engine mount is swing mounted
Borer 82-43 Prop
PA-18 Supercub flaps
Oil Cooler on rear engine baffle
PA-18 Supercub 6 inch longer gear-legs
Skytech high output starter
Left hand door STC SA 161WE
PA-18 Elevators IPFS STC SA 98-87
Floorboard modification IPFS STC SA98-87
Cabin roof/baggage area tube modification IPFS STC 98-87
Battery relcation IPFS STC 98-87
Cargo net IPFS STC 98-87
Top front of fuselage modified to accept a square top windshield. Piper DWG #24066
Modified extended baggage area IPFS STC 98-87
Float kit welded on with F Atlee Dodge STC SA00132SE
Removable crossbar in baggage area
Fuselage powder coated
PA-12 folding front seat
5 ply birch floorboards
Stainless steel cables
All new pulleys and bushings


The plane was completely rebuilt in 2000 to such an extent that only a few small parts and the metal wing spars remain from the original PA-12. This heavily modified plane has 790 hours on all it's components and the new fuselage. These 790 hours since new have complete logs to present in great detail. The actual original PA-12 that was built in 1947 had about 4700 hours on it when all this work was done. There is a very basic copy of a few pages of the original Piper logbook just to show what it was, but there is almost nothing left of that plane so it could be sensibly considered that this modified plane has only 790 hours on it. Everything was done so that the plane still retains it's certified category. It is not experimental. If you bought an old PA-12 or a new fuselage and engine and bult this plane up, it would cost over $200,000., LLC


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