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    Only the later PA-22s. PA-20 and early PA-22s had...

    Only the later PA-22s. PA-20 and early PA-22s had the static in a combined pitot static probe under the wing.


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  2. As stated above, sell it to some deserving...

    As stated above, sell it to some deserving person. Should you donate it to a museum, donate to one that will keep it airworthy and fly it. If it went to the Smithsonian, it would likely be on display...
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    I ran 4 hooks on my TriPacer. Welded a .090 plate...

    I ran 4 hooks on my TriPacer. Welded a .090 plate to the tail skid and bolted two hooks either side. Got that Field Approved along with the second oil cooler mounted on the nose strut and extended...
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    Wag Aero 2+2 gross weight.

    An O-320 dry is around 250, and am M74DM prop is another 32 lbs. 8 qts of oil another 16 lbs. figure another couple lbs for baffles, oil cooler, and 16 lbs for the exhaust.

    Add all that up, then...
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    Keep in mind that specific fuel consumption (LSA...

    Keep in mind that specific fuel consumption (LSA of fuel per hp per hour) goes up as you reduce power. If you are running an engine at low power settings, the fuel efficiency goes down.

    From a...
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    AC43.13-2A has a rough drawing. Sent from my...

    AC43.13-2A has a rough drawing.


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    45.22(a) allows operation without any markings...

    45.22(a) allows operation without any markings under certain conditions, or markings that arenít applicable to that aircraft. When I issued the certificate on the Old Rhinebeck NYP, that aircraft...
  8. Glider or banner tow is hard on the airplane and...

    Glider or banner tow is hard on the airplane and can be hard on the engine if the pilot doesnít know what heís doing.

    Iíve known airplanes used for glider tow that due to flying technique went...
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    Worked at a shop years ago where we did major...

    Worked at a shop years ago where we did major repairs. Had the same 206 in the shop three times for turning turtle from guys landing with the wheels down in the water. After the third time we changed...
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    I believe thatís correct. I think there has...

    I believe thatís correct. I think there has always been confusion about ďrulesĒ in this environment. While FAA defines and regulates Sport Pilots and defines what they may operate, the manufacture of...
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    So you are saying it is part of the ASTM...

    So you are saying it is part of the ASTM standard, and not a rule? One of the things I hate is if you want to see what is in the ASTM standard, you need to buy the standard.


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    There is no minimum participation by the ďfinalĒ...

    There is no minimum participation by the ďfinalĒ builder. Remember that on the 8130-12, the names of ALL builders should appear.

    Now, in order to qualify for the Repairman Certificate, FAA will...
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    No such rule exists that Iíve been able to find. ...

    No such rule exists that Iíve been able to find.


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    The shop I ran also balanced controls and...

    The shop I ran also balanced controls and reweighed following paint.


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    That requirement does not show in the definition...

    That requirement does not show in the definition of Light Sport in 14 CFR 1.1. It may be in the ASTM standard, but not in the regulation.


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    The checklist is the best starting point. If the...

    The checklist is the best starting point. If the previous work (done by prior owner) was done for education and entertainment, it also counts towards the 51%. It doesnít all need to be done by the...
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    As others have stated, when a change to the...

    As others have stated, when a change to the aircraft occurs, the mechanic is responsible to update the W&B and Equipment List. Unfortunately, the Equipment List is most often neglected. Recognize...
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    There is no empty weight limitation for a Light...

    There is no empty weight limitation for a Light Sport aircraft (unless specifically identified by the manufacturer). The only limitation is gross weight. Of course, when the empty weight goes up, the...
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    91.103 - Pre Flight Action- the Pilot In Command...

    91.103 - Pre Flight Action- the Pilot In Command Shall . . .

    91.417 - Maintenance Records - the Owner or Operator shall keep the following records

    43.9 each person who performs maintenance,...
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    Something to consider, FAA regulations, as with...

    Something to consider, FAA regulations, as with any other regulations written by Administrative agencies (Executive branch) fall into Administrative Law, not Criminal law. With Administrative law, it...
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    Combine all that with the issue of properly...

    Combine all that with the issue of properly securing all those sand bags in the event of an accident. For me, when flying on the ragged edge, I donít want anything in the cabin that could come loose...
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    Any time you enter a competition, you are...

    Any time you enter a competition, you are accepting a degree of risk. Look at the number of accidents in all phases of motorsports! Not to many people talk about shutting down NASCAR or NHRA when...
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    Could be, Glenn. Hadnít tried with them. The TSO...

    Could be, Glenn. Hadnít tried with them. The TSO calls out an SAE spec, and you need to pay for the spec before you can even see what they want. Since I couldnít get any data on the Summit skis, I...
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    Talked to them and they said no. I suspect they...

    Talked to them and they said no. I suspect they just donít want to give it out for liability reasons.


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    I was trying to do a DER approval for Summit...

    I was trying to do a DER approval for Summit skis, ran into an issue where Summit either doesnít have, or wonít share any structural data on the skis. In order to do either a Field approval, or a DER...
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