Taylorcraft BC-12D

Aircraft Info Group

Description
Manufacturer: 
Taylorcraft USA
Model: 
BC-12D
Year: 
1946
Gallery: 
Restoration Center, Everett
Location (field): 
Restoration Center, Everett
Viewable: 
Yes
<p>C. G. Taylor had an eye for building clean, low drag airframes. He got his lift from lots of wing and his speed from low drag.</p> <p>Created as an aircraft to show up Taylor's late business partner Williams Piper, the designer of the popular Cub, the aircraft succeeded by being very different. The side-by-side seating was coupled with the then novel control wheels sticking out of the panel. An automotive style door on the starboard side and later a matching one on the port made boarding easy.</p> <p>These design features coupled with the powerful Continental A-65, more than any other single technological event, made the Taylorcraft and every other of its peer group take a giant step forward.</p>