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  1. AirTech uses catalyzed materials. Very bad for...

    AirTech uses catalyzed materials. Very bad for your respiratory system. Get a fresh air breathing system. Iíve got a Hobby Air system thatís works well, but it isnít NIOSH approved.


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    No provisions for ferry permits over published...

    No provisions for ferry permits over published gross unless it is for ferry tanks and fuel, not people.


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    The concept of FAA regulating intellectual...

    The concept of FAA regulating intellectual property has always bothered me. It is simple to identify that the data is copyrighted and there are already laws that cover that outside 14CFR. Iíll agree...
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    The 337 just goes to the registry. Contractors...

    The 337 just goes to the registry. Contractors scan them in and nobody looks at them unless they do an audit.


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    Typical FAA, 21.120 requires an STC holder to...

    Typical FAA, 21.120 requires an STC holder to provide written permission to use an STC, but nothing in Part 43 requires a mechanic to do anything with it or even look for it. There is no requirement...
  6. Thread: PA18 engine

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    If the serial number of the engine has an A...

    If the serial number of the engine has an A suffix, itís a wide deck. No suffix, itís a narrow deck.


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    With all things aviation, everything is a...

    With all things aviation, everything is a compromise. Weight is the enemy! Before upsizing anything, look at the history of that model airplane. If there have been failures, then increasing strength...
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    Very nice. How did the registration process go?...

    Very nice. How did the registration process go? What did the registry want to show it was a complete aircraft? Iím at war with them now trying to register my Clipper.


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  9. Some how my aircraft became a target for the SEIT...

    Some how my aircraft became a target for the SEIT team. Special Enforcement Investigation Team! Back in the 1940ís, the CARs only required manufacturer, model, PC number, TC number and Serial number....
  10. I'm working with one of the local inspectors, and...

    I'm working with one of the local inspectors, and he is in full agreement with me that it is the correct data plate. Trying to get something in writing from the office is a little harder, but I think...
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    91.205 requires an "approved seat belt with an...

    91.205 requires an "approved seat belt with an approved metal to metal latching mechanism" I doubt you will get a field approval for a non TSO seat belt.
  12. Six months later, still fighting with FAA...

    Six months later, still fighting with FAA registry on my PA-16! Previous owner fought with them for 2 years before selling me the project. Mind you it is a complete project with an original data...
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    Itís an outgrowth of the Rearwin Cloudster. Been...

    Itís an outgrowth of the Rearwin Cloudster. Been a long time since I worked on a Commonwealth, but the rear carry through should be OK to attach shoulder harness to. It only has a single diagonal...
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    I flew with those guys hopping rides with my...

    I flew with those guys hopping rides with my Howard many years ago. RIP


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  15. Thread: A&P training

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    But an A&P with 3 years experience can qualify to...

    But an A&P with 3 years experience can qualify to be an IA, then you can.


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  16. Thread: A&P training

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    A&P training

    I donít understand your comment ďwe can not annual our own planesĒ. There is nothing in the regs that prevents us from doing that, been doing annuals on planes that I own ever since I got my IA. Now,...
  17. Thread: A&P training

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    You wonít see this for at least 5 years....

    You wonít see this for at least 5 years. Rulemaking hasnít even started, and thatís at least a 5 year evolution. As for the Canadian owner maintenance, hasnít been real successful. Last count only...
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    The only issue with installing it yourself...

    The only issue with installing it yourself (assuming you have an A&P/IA to sign it off) is their warranty doesnít cover.


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    Yup, and the L band on the belly is the...

    Yup, and the L band on the belly is the transmitter antenna. The one that goes on the top is just a WAAS GPS antenna.


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  20. Thread: A&P training

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    Iím part time, but still do about 30-50 annuals a...

    Iím part time, but still do about 30-50 annuals a year. More than a lot of guys that bend wrenches full time. I also do about 15-20 certifications a year. It doesnít give me much time to relax or...
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    Mount it on top of the cowl behind the engine and...

    Mount it on top of the cowl behind the engine and forward of the wing. Another option is inside the fuselage mount a piece of al and attach the antenna to it. Might need to do some testing to find...
  22. Thread: A&P training

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    Unless someone is going to use the IA, there is...

    Unless someone is going to use the IA, there is little value in getting it, and the opportunity to do a lot of harm! If you arenít doing inspections and 337s on a regular basis, you are likely to...
  23. Thread: A&P training

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    But after 3 years you could qualify for the IA! ...

    But after 3 years you could qualify for the IA!


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    Even doing it as a career you wonít get rich! ...

    Even doing it as a career you wonít get rich!


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  25. Thread: A&P training

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    Not many A&P schools offer part time programs....

    Not many A&P schools offer part time programs. Most schools run about 2000 hours (part 147 requires 1900). Doing it by practical experience can be done, but keep good records, you will need to show...
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