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    How to avoid the "EXPERIMENTAL" placard.

    We are painting our replica P-51D.

    By adding an X to the N number (NX15180) I am told we can omit the EXPERIMENTAL placard.

    Is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXFlyGuy View Post
    By adding an X to the N number (NX15180) I am told we can omit the EXPERIMENTAL placard.

    Is this true?
    It is true according to https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/...r/AC_45-2E.pdf if your plane meets eligibility requirements to display an NX number

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    Thanks.

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    Depends on what you mean by "placard." If you're talking about the word EXPERIMENTAL otherwise required to be painted on the plane near the entrance, then yes the NX number will suffice. If you're talking about the passenger warning placard, the only way around that is only having one seat.

    Talking about this:


    Rather than this


    (Ten points if you identify what aircraft these placards were on.)
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    Hahaha...I have the Passenger placard on my one seat airplane's panel. I think it's funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Giger View Post
    Hahaha...I have the Passenger placard on my one seat airplane's panel. I think it's funny.


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    I immediately stole that, for your information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlOrton View Post
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    10 points for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXFlyGuy View Post
    We are painting our replica P-51D.

    By adding an X to the N number (NX15180) I am told we can omit the EXPERIMENTAL placard.

    Is this true?
    Is your P-51-D a full-size replica, or scaled down? If it's scaled down is it from a kit? If it's a full-size replica then the X is legal. If it's scaled down and built from a kit, only if the original prototype of that kit flew at least 30 years ago can you use the X as a replacement for the "EXPERIMENTAL" marking. If it's a scaled-down replica that you built from plans or from scratch, you need the "EXPERIMENTAL" placard.

    Remember that even if you determine that using the X in the N number is legal in your case, you do not use it on any of your paperwork. It is only used in marking the aircraft. If you put it on any of your application paperwork you'll get the application bounced back to you.
    Cheers!

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