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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    I can imagine there was a lot of PCW in the log's
    Actually no AD list at all so he didn't use my favorite acronym.
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    Last year I would say I cant believe a mechanic would sign off this work, but after this summer having a "seasoned" mechanic not understand the rudder system on my pa12 and also want to rivet a plate over the 2 inch hole in bottom of the air box because he said it was bypassing the air filter I can believe this kind of work now unfortunately. luckily this plane is in good hands now, and thanks pierce for taking the time to show the world how things should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrador_cub View Post
    Last year I would say I cant believe a mechanic would sign off this work, but after this summer having a "seasoned" mechanic not understand the rudder system on my pa12 and also want to rivet a plate over the 2 inch hole in bottom of the air box because he said it was bypassing the air filter I can believe this kind of work now unfortunately. luckily this plane is in good hands now, and thanks pierce for taking the time to show the world how things should be.
    I commend you for your patience with that guy. I about lost it with him on the phone trying to explain the rudder system to him.
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    I emailed the FAA inspector who came out and looked at this aircraft after all the discrepencies I found. This is what I got back.

    Steve,

    You won’t like this. We concluded our investigation. Unfortunately, our legal department would not support formal action.

    Some of the problem was that several of the items had been corrected or repaired before the FAA saw the aircraft. Additionally, the company that sold the aircraft to your guy had done some work on it also.

    The original guy claimed it was not in that condition when he saw it last. He claimed the guys who sold it had installed the floats and done some other things to the aircraft.

    Our attorneys felt the evidence did not go directly back to the original mechanic, and/or was stale. There is a law we call the stale complaint rule. If something happened more than 6 months ago, it is very difficult to take legal action on it.

    Steve Miller
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    Sounds like as long as whatever I do last 6 months before anyone finds it I am good.
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    Maybe it's that hectic schedule they seem to be laboring under?

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    Steve, i has a very similar experience, when someone “owner produced” and exhaust system and the logs stated “installed owner produced exhaust” 10 years ago and they had been doing the muffler ad. Except there was no muffler to inspect. Along with a bunch of other f’d up stuff. I concluded they don’t really give a crap.


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    I was told 30 days, by FAA... they would have a hard time proving someone did something and hadn’t been changed by someone else or just occurred


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    Had a Stinson that a guy put all the non-trip free circuit breakers in, plus both trim actuators swapped, so they operated backwards. Got the same thing from the feds. I'm sure he's done a few more since then.
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