…as fine an airplane as craftsmanship and materials could be had..

Aircraft fully restored in 2005

Engine time SMOH: 58 hours
Airframe total time: 2242 hours
Aircraft empty weight: 1199
Aircraft empty weight on floats: 1396
Aircraft gross weight: 1935
Price: $125,000 OBO – Serious Inquiries Only

For more information on the restoration and engine overhaul, Click Here.
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Throughout the restoration of this aircraft no cost or effort was spared. The goal was to make this aircraft maintain the basic original appearance of a 1947 PA-12 while adding all of the upgrades possible. Extra effort was made to keep all of these upgrades from looking like they were after thoughts, but rather as if they had been designed and fitted by the factory. Additionally endless hours were spent on paperwork with the FAA to approve all of the modifications. The end result is a beautiful aircraft due to the owner’s willingness to spend the time and money required to get the job done right.”

~ Eric Hietala builder Piper PA-12 N3HX

“this is as fine an airplane as craftsmanship and materials could be had.. a wonderful PA-12 to fly!”

~ Wild Blue Yonder, LLC
Owner, Piper PA-12 N3HX


Located in Tower, MN, north of Duluth and the eastern gateway to beautiful Lake Vermilion and the BWCA (Boundary Waters Canoe Area).