- Jan 19, 2010
- Mojave, Ca
Exactly. We Americans have the freedom to succeed AND fail, and as calous as it sounds, we need to defend that right - even if it kills us.Suggest all you want, but to step in forcefully is suggesting we abandon our current E-AB freedoms and start down a path of Draconian measure. None of us want that.
We do not need the folks at the FSDO "responsible" to determine if a given airrplane is engineered correctly - that is up to the builder. Trying new things, contrary to standard practice has risks, but that is how breakthroughs are made. Sure, the PSRU design shown here is an obvious fail on many levels, but who would have believed 50 years ago that styrofoam was a major building material? If we had to ask the FSDO for an opinion of engineering sufficiency, would we have the Varieze today? Nope.
I say let us experiment - those who use the "experimental" label as a crutch will fail, while those of us who look to further our knowledge and the state of the art will do just that. It's worth the risk.