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DAR Mel Asberry answers questions about when you need A&P signoff, re-certifying an airplane to make it an LSA (hint: cant be done) and pre-registration of an Experimental.
Are computer software programs sufficient documentation of a build, and what do you do when a DARs request seems unreasonable?
What are the lighting requirements for homebuilt aircraft that will fly at night, and do you need a wet compass if you have an EFIS in your panel?
Whats changed with the advent of the revised 51% rule? Fortunately, not as much as you might think.
What do you need to do when you buy an Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft? What should a builder/owner do when they're ramp checked?
Can a powered parachute be classified as Experimental/Exhibition if it missed the ELSA deadline?
Can a builder modify a Vans RV-12 kit under the 51% rule? How about changing the gross weight of a RANS S-7? Plus, the FAA releases revised homebuilding rules.
When can a project be registered as Experimental? Can a non-complying airplane be registered as an LSA? How is the 51% criterion determined? Answers to these questions come from DAR Mel Asberry.
DAR Mel Asberry clarifies what notification the FAA expects when a prop has been changed. His advice? Treat it like a major mod.
DAR Mel Asberry clarifies the confusion: Is a homebuilt owner bound by someone elses operating limitations?