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    Answer; NO! The definition of a light-sport...

    Answer; NO! The definition of a light-sport aircraft, found in 14 CFR 1.1, requires that an aircraft meet the LSA definition continually since it's original certification. Once an aircraft is...
  2. Yep, Charlie and John Egan, both EAA employees,...

    Yep, Charlie and John Egan, both EAA employees, are building two Super Cubs. John has a great thread here in the forums:
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    Amen to that! Not far from here there's a Super...

    Amen to that! Not far from here there's a Super Cub that was originally a 90. And it's a VERY low serial number. Something like 18-29 or near that. It's been modified with flaps, big tail, 150 hp...
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    That sounds about right. Mine has two tanks,...

    That sounds about right. Mine has two tanks, full electric and starter (-12 engine) and metal prop. Comes in at 910 empty.
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    Holy jumpin' what in the....???? How in the name...

    Holy jumpin' what in the....???? How in the name of our good Lord could any test be stretched out to 5 days? Somebody was overdoing it for sure. My A&P oral and practical tool all of about 4...
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    There's a long way to go on this, so don't start...

    There's a long way to go on this, so don't start holding your breath or planning parties yet. There are a lot of pieces to this puzzle and "a long, long road with many a winding turn" to navigate...
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    Looking good, as always John! Keep up the great...

    Looking good, as always John! Keep up the great work.
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    Well, I didn't quite understand it that way, but...

    Well, I didn't quite understand it that way, but if that's what you said then we are on the same page. No need to prolong the agony. :)
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    The FAA says that's not true. See my previous...

    The FAA says that's not true. See my previous post about the aircraft (including the installed engine) not being subject to 14 CFR Part 43. That means that there is NO record keeping requirement...
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    Been down that rabbit hole too. Here's what I...

    Been down that rabbit hole too. Here's what I have learned by talking with FAA at the highest levels....

    Yes, engines and propellers do have type designs. However (you knew that was coming,...
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    See, I told you that nobody gives up this...

    See, I told you that nobody gives up this discussion without a fight!! :)

    No, there is no exception, but the regulation does specifically use the term "type design". FAA legal has stated that...
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    This discussion will go on until airplanes and/or...

    This discussion will go on until airplanes and/or the FAA doesn't exist anymore. And it's one of those issues that is polarizing. There aren't many people who are "in the middle" on this one. You...
  13. Thread: Over Square?

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    If you look at the engine operator manuals for...

    If you look at the engine operator manuals for most Lycoming and Continental engines you will see several "over square" power settings listed. It's not uncommon at all to run engines over square,...
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    For logbook stickers, whether for CFI or A&P...

    For logbook stickers, whether for CFI or A&P applications, I just use MickeySoft WORD, and use the "Mailings" tab. In "Mailings" there's a "Labels" button, and once you open the labels function...
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    Already installed.

    Already installed.
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    Sweet! Works pretty well it seems. Hope I...

    Sweet! Works pretty well it seems.

    Hope I never need it! LOL
  17. There is an "amateur-built" Cub up here in this...

    There is an "amateur-built" Cub up here in this neck of the woods that has a logbook entry stating something to the effect of "Disassembled J3 Cub and reassembled in accordance with Wag-Aero CUBy...
  18. David, I'm not authorized to do standard...

    David,

    I'm not authorized to do standard category airworthiness certificates. I'm only authorized to issue experimental amateur-built, experimental light-sport, and light-sport category...
  19. Interestingly, a Canadian associate of mine...

    Interestingly, a Canadian associate of mine reports that their owner maintenance category actually seems to have had the opposite effect on their airplanes. He reports that resale values of OM...
  20. John, A category similar to the Canadian owner...

    John,

    A category similar to the Canadian owner maintenance category is part of the discussion between EAA and FAA, as part of the "MOSAIC" special airworthiness certificate review. There is much...
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    We are in day two of the deep freeze here in WI...

    We are in day two of the deep freeze here in WI today. Fortunately the wind is less, so we have "only" -37 for wind chill this morning.

    The good news is, by Monday it's supposed to be 40...
  22. A very good plan indeed. I always encourage...

    A very good plan indeed. I always encourage people to learn, and follow, the rules. In the long run, it's better for all of us. But I also wanted to point out that the rules and policies, not to...
  23. You can try that if you want, but be careful what...

    You can try that if you want, but be careful what DAR you decide to work with. Some of us know what questions to ask, how to look at photos, and can tell the difference. (In other words, don't...
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    Yep, much the same in Oshkosh. Right now (10 AM...

    Yep, much the same in Oshkosh. Right now (10 AM on Tuesday, 29 Jan) it's -4F (-20C) and gusting to 20 out of the west. And that's balmy compared to what it's gonna be tomorrow! they're forecasting...
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    Mine is mounted on the left wing root fairing,...

    Mine is mounted on the left wing root fairing, right behind my original Garmin GPS antenna. The transponder antenna is on the belly. Works great!
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