FAA Inspection questions--xpdr etc

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  1. Feb 25, 2015 #1

    Jaysmiths

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    The time is finally approaching as N157JS approaches completion this spring or summer. Now the nitty gritty details that were once not too important have become relevant to me!

    I bought a used Becker transponder with an 8130 signed off by Becker but for the original purchaser in March 2014 and have a new blind encoder on the way from Becker. The questions I have are:

    1. Will the new encoder from Becker come with an 8130? I never bought one before so I have no idea.

    2. Is a separate inspection of the transponder/encoder required if there are current 8130s to be legal?

    4. I have a panel altimeter of course but the one sending information thru the xpdr will be new as stated above; does the panel mounted one also need to be tested/certified?

    3. If a separate inspection is required on the xpdr/encoder, can this be done on a bench rather than installed in the airplane? I foresee my airplane going to an out of the way airport for initial flight testing and could more easily walk in to a shop here in the DFW area and get the certs done on the bench without a tech going 60 miles into the boonies. Any problem with doing so?

    4. Pitot/static certification is for IFR and my airplane is VFR so I should be OK there, anything else regarding testing/certification I'm overlooking before having the DAR look it over?
     
  2. Feb 25, 2015 #2

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    Suggest you get the local FSDO experimental certification package and follow that.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2015 #3

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    Can of worms. You don't have to have 8130's; what if you bought used? No 8130 then. I have seen transponders in GA done incorrectly most of the time all that is important is the guy signs the right stuff. They usually do it right ifr. They just want the money VFR
     
  4. Mar 3, 2015 #4

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    FWIW: This is summed up very well at: TRANSPONDER CERTIFICATION

    Basically: For VFR operations, the FAA requires all transponder-equipped aircraft to be inspected to verify the proper operation of the transponder and associated altitude-reporting equipment. FAR 43, APPENDIX F, describes the transponder inspection requirements. The tests are fairly simple and can be performed on the ramp in about 30-45 minutes using automated test equipment. And in this case FAR 43 also applies to experimental aircraft.


     

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