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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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  3. 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....
  4. 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.
  6. 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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  9. 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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    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,...
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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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  14. 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...
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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...
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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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    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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    Fences around airports, small airports closing...

    Fences around airports, small airports closing due to real estate values, high cost of entry. All these things and more have put aviation out of reach for the average person. When I was a kid, you...
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    The link is in the post. Sent from my iPhone...

    The link is in the post.


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    https://www.avm-mag.com/wp-content/mag/flipbooks/A...

    https://www.avm-mag.com/wp-content/mag/flipbooks/AVM-2019-07-DIGITAL/#Aviation_Maintenance_Magazine/page36-page37 last issueís article on parts.


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    I donít recall when the change came about, but I...

    I donít recall when the change came about, but I believe the 15% increase used to apply all airplanes. I know the current limitation to 135 and 121 goes back to 1997 (amendment 91-253) but not sure...
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    Last month I did one on making parts. Sent...

    Last month I did one on making parts.


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    Thanks for highlighting my article! Sent...

    Thanks for highlighting my article!


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