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DAR Mel Asberry continues his discussion of operating limitations and Phase I flight-test requirements.
We begin a short series that looks at the particulars of a homebuilt aircrafts operating limitations. Have you read yours?
Can a homebuilt whose core is a certified airplane fuselage ever be seen as an Experimental?
This month DAR Mel Asberry addresses what it takes to build to LSA requirements, why importing an ultralight from Canada can be problematic, and when ELTs are required.
Can you use Function Code 33 to amend Experimental aircraft limitations and flight-test locations?
Readers want to know when you can use your homebuilt for paid instruction and how to convert a certified aircraft into an Experimental.
DAR Mel Asberry clears up airspace restrictions for homebuilts during flight testing and discusses how the original builder of a homebuilt design remains the builder unless the airworthiness certificate is surrendered, which has implications for reselling an aircraft.
When do service bulletins have the force of law with regard to Experimental/Amateur-Builts?
This month DAR Mel Asberry tackles questions about modifying an aircraft and the flight testing required, what should be on a dataplate, and what you need to know about getting an airworthiness certificate after completing a partially built aircraft.
DAR Mel Asberry discusses the process for registering and certifying an ELSA, including how to find an inspector and the paperwork you'll need to provide.