Who Can Do the Work?
In the January 2014 issue, Amy Laboda does a nice article on insurance and accidents. However, she states that if you damage an Experimental and aren’t the original builder, you’ll need an A&P or the original builder to repair it. Is this a change I’m not aware of? Since Part 43 doesn’t apply to E/A-B, that restriction would have to be in the operating limitations. To the best of my knowledge anyone can repair or maintain an E/A-B and that’s EAA’s position too—but only an A&P or a Repairman certificate holder can perform an annual Condition Inspection. The Condition Inspection requirement is in all the operating limitations I’ve seen and had.
Amy responds: Roger is right. My mistake on that one as I was thinking about the Condition Inspection and just mentally did an extension. Mea culpa.
Keep Them Coming!
Thank you for The Big Squeeze article (December 2013). I’ve done many pre-buy inspections for folks and found an appalling number of improper sleeves and crimps. This article is now a “Must Have” part of my inspection kit.
I just finished reading the December 2013 issue and wanted to say thanks. I especially enjoyed Barnaby’s column, and I was glad to see something that was for plansbuilt, John Mackay’s story on the LSA-eligible Buttercup. The cable fabricating article was valuable to me as well.
Since I am building a Dream Aircraft Tundra, I always enjoy the detailed information in KITPLANES®.
Dan Horton’s article, Fabricating Aircraft Cables, was especially informative. While other magazines merely present an overview of a topic, Dan did some detailed research, including breaking cables to prove what we need to do to make proper ones. So, Dan’s article is one that I tore out and saved.
As a fan of Bob Nuckolls, I am pleased you have him writing a series of articles. Keep up the great work !
We’re happy so many folks like our emphasis on building techniques. Look for similar articles in every issue.—Ed.
Saving Individual Articles
Is it possible to download an article in PDF format? I find that format really easy to use and store. I’m trying to get away from paper, plus I use a laptop at the hangar while I’m building.
Absolutely! Subscribers automatically have online access to back issues on the KITPLANES® web site. When you find the article you want to save, scroll to the bottom where it says “View pdf.” Click on the link and the article will download; you can save it on your computer.—Ed
Thank you for highlighting the GP-4 in the Plansbuilt Buyer’s Guide (January 2014). I have been building mine for years now and it is still a whim. I will keep marching toward the eventual launch date. A little inspiration now and then helps.
We’re here to help any way we can! We admire you for building a GP-4 and hope you’ll have it flying soon!—Ed.
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