Buying a used homebuilt

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  1. Jun 1, 2011 #21

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    Nice plane!
     
  2. Jun 5, 2011 #22

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    I second that, any chance of more pictures?

    Shannon.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2011 #23

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    This is a common question. Dreamcatcher43 correctly points out (but TFF is not correct) that anyone can work on a AB-Exp aircraft because there is no regulation saying otherwise. No regulation specifically allows it but no regulation forbids it. Glorious Freedom! But check your Operating Limitations for the aircraft; they might have weird stuff. You do not need an A&P supervising your work
     
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    I did not say that. A&P can supervise on certified AC if the owner wants to work on it. Homebuilt, my 6 month old is legal to work on it except the condition inspection, which must be done by the original builder if he gained the repairman's certificate or AN A&P.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2011 #25

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    Actually the FAR that covers aircraft maintenance (FAR Part 43) specifically states it does not apply to experimental aircraft.

    FAR Part 43

    Applicability.

    (a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (d) of this section, this part prescribes rules governing the maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration of any-
    (1) Aircraft having a U.S. airworthiness certificate;
    (2) Foreign-registered civil aircraft used in common carriage or carriage of mail under the provisions of Part 121, or 135 of this chapter; and
    (3) Airframe, aircraft engines, propellers, appliances, and component parts of such aircraft.
    [(b) This part does not apply to--
    (1) Any aircraft for which the FAA has issued an experimental certificate
    , unless the FAA has previously issued a different kind of airworthiness certificate for that aircraft; or
    (2) Any aircraft for which the FAA has issued an experimental certificate under the provisions of Sec. 21.191 (i)(3) of this chapter, and the aircraft was previously issued a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category under the provisions of Sec. 21.190 of this chapter.]

    FAA Reference: FAR Part 43 Sec. 43.1 effective as of 04/02/2010

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    Part 65.104 sends the builder to AC65-23A for the instructions for the repairman's certificate, and the FAA streamlined 91.409 that the pilot must make sure a certified airplane has an annual or special airworthy has the appropriate inspection given under 21.191.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2011 #27

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    Once again thanks for all the info. We put it together ourselves and will have a A&P ckeck it out from there. Here is what it looks like put together. I still need a pilot to fly it but this is a problem from an insurance standpoint since I am not a pilot yet and it is home built I cant get an insurance company to touch it.

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    here is a few more

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    Sweet! Looks great! Check with EAA and see who they're recommending for homebuilt insurance these days. Avemco used to be their recommendation, but that was several years ago. They'll know who's willing to insure homebuilts these days.

    Do you have a tie-down or hangar you're using to store the airplane? At least tie it down. You can get anchors and tie-down straps from Aircraft Spruce or probably any pilot store. All it takes is a strong wind from the right direction and your baby is airborne - without a pilot.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2011 #30

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    I'm guessing that the hanger is the shed behind it, folding wings are REALLY handy...

    Shannon.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2011 #31

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    That is a BEAUTIFUL airplane. Too bad you are not close to Houston, Texas or I would volunteer to fly it for you. Also, check with FALCON Insurance (Bill Snead 888-405-1055) they insure my experimental airplane and have very reasonable rates. :cool:
     
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    That is a good looking plane, Just - how did you get it out of that small hanger door ?
     
  13. Jun 21, 2011 #33

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    The wings fold back. We bought this at an estate from the builder but since he was no longer here the info about the plane was limited. We got a way to great deal on it and was able to trade it for a S-lsa airplane that will end up being more what my dad and I were looking to do. He has some heart related issues that even tho he is as healthy as I am he would have road blocks ahead of him on a medical exam. I know all of you guys are all about the home build but having not built it myself and the builder not being around to answer questions I feel a little better about something that is factory built especially to learn in. Thanks for all the info everyone provided as this whole experience has been a wirlwind but a fun one. The guy I traded with has built several planes and will have no problem getting this one in the air.
     
  14. Jun 21, 2011 #34

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    You immediately reminded me of this picture ;)
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    nice post about the airplanes
     
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    Did you have to pay a sales tax on both?
     
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    I think it will be tax only on the first but I may be wrong. The 2nd a/c was a even trade so I would think that only the purchase would be taxed.
     

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