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    After as much time as I spent re-rigging that...

    After as much time as I spent re-rigging that aircraft I sure ain't taking it apart just to put it on a trailer that I don't have....then put it back together....then take it apart....then put it...
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    My plane doesn't travel very far. :)

    My plane doesn't travel very far. :)
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    Photos on the way.

    Photos on the way.
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    Frank, the sump on my D.VII developed a crack so...

    Frank, the sump on my D.VII developed a crack so I ditched the sump and redesigned the tank with an RV fuel pickup and an AN fitting for the fuel line. Sumping is accomplished via a gascolator on the...
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    I agree a consultation with your DAR is the best...

    I agree a consultation with your DAR is the best route if there is something that might raise a flag during an inspection...and that is advice I've given to builders over the years.

    The only...
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    Aww right, Jeff.........are you saying this is a...

    Aww right, Jeff.........are you saying this is a discussion that will end up in the "Never Ending Debates" section? Good one! :)

    How does that full panel work on your Breezy???? :)
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    Yes, major changes require reentry into Phase 1....

    Yes, major changes require reentry into Phase 1.

    But Frank is intending to return an exact clone of his little bird to the air. ;)

    Replacing a prop with an identical unit or simply repairing...
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    I just now read FAA Order 8130.2J...

    I just now read FAA Order 8130.2J chapters 2 and 4 and Appendex D (Table D-1) describing the inspection protocol and what is expected when inspecting an aircraft with an experimental airworthiness...
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    The Operating Limitations for our experimental...

    The Operating Limitations for our experimental aircraft do not require compliance with 91.205 or any instrumentation for day VFR operations.

    Paragraph 8:

    8. After completion of phase I flight...
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    A new Phase 1 "fly-off" is only required after...

    A new Phase 1 "fly-off" is only required after major modifications. Repairs do not require the aircraft to be placed back into Phase 1.

    Frank is considering a repair. :)
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    Frank, I bet Robert can put together a "repair...

    Frank, I bet Robert can put together a "repair kit" to which you can attach your data plate and N-number...... ;)
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    Fair enough.

    Fair enough.
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    Frank, I appreciate your determination to...

    Frank, I appreciate your determination to continue your aviation journey and ability to see the positive in a very adverse situation.

    However.....your little aircraft is totalled.....no other way...
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    Frank, very sorry to hear of your misfortune but...

    Frank, very sorry to hear of your misfortune but glad it had a "good" outcome.....you are here to tell us about it.

    May be too soon to think about this, but carefully consider whether or not it...
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    If you decide not to pursue a wood airframe, that...

    If you decide not to pursue a wood airframe, that is fine, builder's discretion. :)

    But for clarification, a humid climate is not an impediment to building or owning a wood aircraft. I built four...
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    Let's see if we can distill this down a bit..... ...

    Let's see if we can distill this down a bit..... ;)



    Prefer tube and fabric....but no welding skills....cheap to store and operate.....but wife wants four seats....

    Uhhhhh, something has...
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    An RV-8 pancaked into the runway which flattened...

    An RV-8 pancaked into the runway which flattened the gear with major damage to the aircraft.
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    Most likely that was intentional. :)

    You need to get in contact with the DAR who will be inspecting your aircraft and find out how he feels about your intentions. If he is okay with it........
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    Make sure you know what kind of aircraft you...

    Make sure you know what kind of aircraft you want. The Kitfox with 532 is basically a two-place ultralight, it will be far lighter than anything you have flown unless you have ultralight time. While...
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    Or....you could rig up something like the...

    Or....you could rig up something like the electric transfer pump I use. Just stick the nozzle in the fuel tank, turn on the pump and watch the fuel level slowly rise to the desired quantity in the...
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    [QUOTE=Frank Giger;75324]One of those rare early...

    [QUOTE=Frank Giger;75324]One of those rare early mornings where the winds are slack, the thermals hadn't quite kicked up yet, and all is right with the world.

    One of those flights where you are...
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    I have no intentions of being argumentative about...

    I have no intentions of being argumentative about this, only stating the situation as I have known it for over 25 years and the certification of three personal experimental aircraft. In each case,...
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    Well stated, Marc. I agree the rules are...

    Well stated, Marc. I agree the rules are sufficiently ambiguous enough on the above points that reality is sometimes contrary to what is often thought the FARs require.
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    The Operating Limitations for an aircraft with an...

    The Operating Limitations for an aircraft with an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate state that it does not need to comply with FAR 91.205 unless it will be operated at night or in IMC. Daylight...
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    Here it is, a "Newsboy Driving Hat": ...

    Here it is, a "Newsboy Driving Hat":

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F55ETR4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    I like that better than "rat-catcher"......and the...
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