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  1. FAA Designees for check ride in experimental

    Anyone able to recommend a DPE to give a commercial pilot check ride in the Colorado area? Local DPEs are booked solid for months (thanks FAA for all your good work in restoring GA) and most don’t...
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    I recently submitted an article about a V8...

    I recently submitted an article about a V8 conversion on a C172 that eliminated need for lead gas, 20% more efficient, better performance, 60% cheaper to operate and meets part 33 standards. We are...
  3. Thread: Training LODA

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    Thanks….. good that it does not restrict only to...

    Thanks….. good that it does not restrict only to type specific training.
  4. Thread: Training LODA

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    Training LODA

    Anyone get a LODA to allow compensated training in an experimental/special airworthiness certificates aircraft? I applied for mine almost a week ago but no response as of yet. Is there any mention of...
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    I put a Cessna in to EXP after installing a V8...

    I put a Cessna in to EXP after installing a V8 engine on it and I will start off by telling you the FAA frowns on putting a cert to exp, so be ready to jump through some hoops, regardless of what...
  6. Charlestonpilot.....did you ever get your...

    Charlestonpilot.....did you ever get your airworthiness cert for the Bulldog?
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    Brnging this old thread to life as a lot has...

    Brnging this old thread to life as a lot has changed in regulations. EE op limits for small aircraft are about same as amateur built now, other than a annual fax to FSDO listing where you intend (no...
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    Prop Design Software

    any recommendations for software to design a new prop? Looking for one that I can fill in the design performance fields (diameter, speeds, HP, ect) and get a good start design to produce a wood prop....
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    I don’t think regulation requires that the device...

    I don’t think regulation requires that the device you use to meet IFR requirements is actually certified, it just needs to meet the same requirement, such as a TSO, for example, and operator would...
  10. I’ve written a few exhibition category letters....

    I’ve written a few exhibition category letters. I’m not sure what a Bull dog is but expect it’s a class 1 aircraft so limitations should be predictable as outlined in order 8130.2j. If the aircraft...
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    Entire kit with all brand new components and prop...

    Entire kit with all brand new components and prop was $38k, and I sold entire original o320 for $9k, so final was $29k.

    My daughter is learning to fly in it for her private pilot's license, and I...
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    Corsair website has specific info on converting...

    Corsair website has specific info on converting from certified to experimental

    www.corsairpower.com
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    My C172 has a V8 with redundant EFI and other...

    My C172 has a V8 with redundant EFI and other components to meet the FAR 23 standard. It won'r be sold in the US as a certified STC engine package due to liability, so only experimental in US will be...
  14. My op limitations allow IFR if aircraft meets IFR...

    My op limitations allow IFR if aircraft meets IFR requirements. This is same limitation as AB as far as I can tell, including same limitation reference # from FAA matrix. As far as RNAV GPS...
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    You don’t need ERAU or any other high priced...

    You don’t need ERAU or any other high priced college if your goal is to be a pilot. I went to ERAU and regret it, and many do after trying to pay the cost on a CFI or commuter pilot salary. I left...
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    Exhibition op limits have change considerably...

    Exhibition op limits have change considerably over last 10 years. For my C172 there is no geo radius for proficiency or maintenance flights after 40 hr phase 1 sign off. Passengers are allowed, as...
  17. IFR/IMC flight with non-certified IFR equipment

    My C172 is experimental due to a V8 engine, so I can use non-cert parts. I can not find specific FAA guidance regarding using experimental instruments or EFIS systems and filing IFR in IMC. the...
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    Only real limitations difference is having to fax...

    Only real limitations difference is having to fax a list of events I plan to exhibit the plane once a year. You are not required to attend any. There's no geographic area limits after phase 2 and...
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    My C172 is experimental exhibition and although...

    My C172 is experimental exhibition and although it's not all that easy to switch standard to experimental, for me it was well worth it. My operating cost is less than $20hr compared to over $60 with...
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