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    I am not so sure. The one operating limitation I...

    I am not so sure. The one operating limitation I found that is different is the very operating limitation that requires a category and class rating for the pilot in command. A Sport Pilot doesn't get...
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    I am trying to find out if the requirements are...

    I am trying to find out if the requirements are slightly relaxed for EA-B that qualify as Light Sport Aircraft. (less requirements than regular unrestricted EA-B)
    The Light Sport rule was intended...
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    That is exactly on topic Dave. That says an...

    That is exactly on topic Dave.
    That says an internal document cannot be contrary to the plain language of the regulation. And 14CFR Part 61.31(k) (2) (B) is clearly plain language, as I see it....
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    The current FAR that exempts experimental from...

    The current FAR that exempts experimental from the category and class rating is the law. I don't see how any FAA Order can overtake the Federal Aviation Regulation that went through the full public...
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    Thank you. I hope that is all for now. I will...

    Thank you. I hope that is all for now. I will stay tuned.
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    Thanks Mel, I figured I could just go down the...

    Thanks Mel, I figured I could just go down the list looking for all the 191(g) that apply to EA-B.
    But #7 does not have the 191(g).
    Would the inspector insert the #7 limitation anyway for a normal...
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    Hi Mel, I did look at Appendix D, Limitation #7...

    Hi Mel,
    I did look at Appendix D, Limitation #7 last night. #7 appears to be for Part 21.190 and 21.191. But there is no code (g) so does not apply? (code g is the sub-paragraph from 21.191 (g)...
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    Are you referring to removing the category and...

    Are you referring to removing the category and class limitation?
    I went through 8130.2j last night and could not find that limitation at all.
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    Ok then. It would not be prudent for an...

    Ok then.
    It would not be prudent for an individual to invest into something that may or may not be approved in the future.
    Back to FAR 103.
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    Regrettably, that doesn't help. I just want to...

    Regrettably, that doesn't help.
    I just want to know if I build an EA-B seaplane or VTOL, can I fly it solo without that appropriate category and class rating?
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    I am still a bit confused about the limitations....

    I am still a bit confused about the limitations. 17 and 18 seem to contradict, See below.

    As a Private pilot, do I need an instructors endorsement to solo a VTOL? Or do I need to go get another...
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    What if a student pilot wants to learn to fly and...

    What if a student pilot wants to learn to fly and solo in a EA-B Homebuilt. Is that now impossible because of the limitation?
    One of our chapter members built a Flybaby in the 60íS and got some...
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    My friend and I learned to fly in a C-150 owned...

    My friend and I learned to fly in a C-150 owned by a customer. We worked at the airport and did his maintenance and installed an O-320 and STOL upgrade. Got to fly it just for the gas. That plane was...
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    The local chapter does a bunch of Young Eagles...

    The local chapter does a bunch of Young Eagles rides. But there doesn't seem to be any introduction to step two after the ride.
    The goal should be affordable aircraft ownership by whatever method,...
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    dapug, The BlackFly could easily comply with FAR...

    dapug,
    The BlackFly could easily comply with FAR 103 if the wings were somewhat larger and some unpowered controls surfaces were fitted so that it could comply with the ​unpowered minimum stall...
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    Why would any sane business person get involved...

    Why would any sane business person get involved at all with a certification process that requires arbitrary permission?
    The internet doesn't require permission to start a business so it works. I...
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    The first practical electric car was almost...

    The first practical electric car was almost exactly 125 years ago.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_electric_vehicle
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    Well, there might be options other than profit....

    Well, there might be options other than profit. Such as the corn feed I mentioned. Camping volunteers might enjoy doing something after hours at 7pm, for example.
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    Most are flying under FAR103. From my studies and...

    Most are flying under FAR103. From my studies and queries there seems to be some confusion about whether the stall speed limit of FAR 103 applies or not.
    I didn't see any eVTOL flying at Airventure...
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    13hp Bosch motor. Link...

    13hp Bosch motor. Link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brditschka_HB-3
    Article in Sport Aviation archive also.
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    It's a whole different experience flying in,...

    It's a whole different experience flying in, living in a tent, and not having a car to go off site or cook in your motel.
    I will need to see if the new Homebuilt Camping Pavilion has any way to bake...
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    A 4 hour football game is nothing like a week of...

    A 4 hour football game is nothing like a week of camping 24/7 at Oshkosh. The breakfast I got was not bad at $4, but the $6 for a 30 cent baked potato seemed absurd. I guess the management would...
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    Brditschka flew the first electric with nicads...

    Brditschka flew the first electric with nicads around 1970 for a few minutes. Batteries now are about twice as good but still limited.
  24. Aluminum is easier to bend, drill, etc. Straps...

    Aluminum is easier to bend, drill, etc. Straps are pretty good at twisting without breaking no matter what the material.
    No need to use something stronger than needed. Do some sample twist tests to...
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    My thought also.

    My thought also.
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