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    This caused me to go back and look at my records....

    This caused me to go back and look at my records. Of the last 200+ Amateur-Built and Light-Sport aircraft that I have certificated, RVs accounted for 38% of them.

    19% were Cub replicas.
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    The "Service Animal" thing is out of hand. On...

    The "Service Animal" thing is out of hand. On one Cruise we counted at least 5 dogs on the Cruise Ship. The miniature poodle being pushed around in a baby carriage was definitely not a "Service...
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    And how many here are old enough to even...

    And how many here are old enough to even recognize this?
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    It would be great if these were distributed to...

    It would be great if these were distributed to EAA Flight Advisors.
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    Sorry. I misunderstood your comment.

    Sorry. I misunderstood your comment.
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    Not sure where I said anything against Sport...

    Not sure where I said anything against Sport Pilots. If I did, I apologize. I agree 100% with the Sport Pilot program. My comment was to agree that the competence of the test pilot is much more...
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    But this would also apply to ANYONE flight...

    But this would also apply to ANYONE flight testing ANY new aircraft of ANY kind!
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    Actually I was in the first group of DARs...

    Actually I was in the first group of DARs authorized to do LSA. IIRC, Joe Norris and I were the first 2.
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    To put it another way, SHE DIDN'T SAY NO!

    To put it another way, SHE DIDN'T SAY NO!
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    Look for this paragraph in your operating ...

    Look for this paragraph in your operating limitations:
    "The pilot in command must hold Airplane category and Single-Engine Land class certificate or privilege. The pilot in command must hold all...
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    The FAA has really tightened down on projects...

    The FAA has really tightened down on projects like you propose in recent years. It is now almost impossible to do such a project and get it certificated in the EAB category.
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    Ann & I got our second Pfizer shot 2 days ago. ...

    Ann & I got our second Pfizer shot 2 days ago. No reaction either time other than Ann was a little tired. She normally has a bad reaction to the Flu shot, and won't take it.
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    Now that stirs my memory. I still have a tube...

    Now that stirs my memory. I still have a tube tester out in the shop if anyone needs to borrow it.
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    I love hearing from young whipper-snappers that...

    I love hearing from young whipper-snappers that had TV when they were a kid!
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    I do quite a lot of Experimental and Light-Sport...

    I do quite a lot of Experimental and Light-Sport aircraft certifications in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma area. I just went back over the last year's folders and found:

    RV's = 30%, Cub replicas and...
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    Absolutely NOT!!!!!

    Absolutely NOT!!!!!
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    The local FSDO or a DAR can amend your operating...

    The local FSDO or a DAR can amend your operating limitations. If the new location is within a couple hundred miles, you may be able to negotiate a one time flight to the new area depending on what...
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    When I built my RV-6 in the early '90s, I...

    When I built my RV-6 in the early '90s, I installed a gear switch, horn, and light. The switch was on the flap handle. If I pulled one notch of flaps with the gear up, it hollered at me. In over...
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    I have denied one where the airframe was claimed...

    I have denied one where the airframe was claimed to have been built by the kit manufacturer. There were also other contributing factors.
    I have refused to accept applications from several that I...
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    Bringing an amateur-built aircraft into the U.S....

    Bringing an amateur-built aircraft into the U.S. from Canada requires the same 51% rule as if the aircraft were built here. You must be able to show proof that the aircraft was at least 51%...
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    Not sure about "the way you look at her", but any...

    Not sure about "the way you look at her", but any inspector with experience can tell if you built the aircraft after talking with you for 10 minutes.
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    No problem at all with what you are proposing. ...

    No problem at all with what you are proposing. We deal with this almost on a daily basis. BTW, Disassembling and starting over will not help. Anything you do after initial assembly is considered as...
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    The simplest way is to just extend the radial red...

    The simplest way is to just extend the radial red line across the bezel.
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    While you're at it, you might want to add an...

    While you're at it, you might want to add an anti-rotation "tic" mark to your ASI glass. Any time the limit marks are installed on the glass, a "tic" mark that goes from the instrument glass across...
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    Do you have a copy of "Landing Gear Design for...

    Do you have a copy of "Landing Gear Design for Light Aircraft" by Ladislao Pazmany? I've used this book when designing the landing gear on a couple of home-builts. Lot's of good information. My...
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