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pictsidhe

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I know that 103 s need no markings at all. But what markings can they have? Should I build a 103 warbird, how many markings can I use without getting into trouble?

Roundels and squadron markings I suspect will be ok. But what about the serial number?
 

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I would think the only reason you couldn’t put an N number on would be so that the wrong person doesn’t get in trouble when your buzz job gets phoned in.
 

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Remember one thing, paint is weight. It adds up fast. A full paint job can add 10-30 pounds on a small airframe.
 

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I have 2" tall letters that spells out "ULTRALIGHT" on my main mast (I have a trike), on my instrument pod I have 1" letters spelling out "254 LBS", on my gas tank I have the numeral 5. Heres why - I figure if I crash or land somewhere I shouldn't, the first person on the scene is going to be local law enforcement. They will undoubtedly call the FAA and describe the trike as an ultralight, 254lbs and 5 gallons of gas, plenty of info for the FAA guy to say, "it's not my problem."

An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure...
 

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I heard of one guy who put "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC" on his plane. He wasn't affiliated with National Geographic, he just figured that most people like NG and if they saw a low flying plane they'd figure it was on a photo mission for a good cause and not freak out and call 911.
 

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I know that 103 s need no markings at all. But what markings can they have? Should I build a 103 warbird, how many markings can I use without getting into trouble?

Roundels and squadron markings I suspect will be ok. But what about the serial number?
No problem. I you register with an UL organization they will assign an Ultralight identification number.

TrikeTrash said "I figure if I crash or land somewhere" I think the correct wording would be "when" not "if".
 

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No problem. I you register with an UL organization they will assign an Ultralight identification number.

TrikeTrash said "I figure if I crash or land somewhere" I think the correct wording would be "when" not "if".
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If you can paint an N number on your car or your bass boat, you can paint it on an ultralight. ...but you'd be asking for a whole lot of unwanted attention.
 

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If you can paint an N number on your car or your bass boat, you can paint it on an ultralight. ...but you'd be asking for a whole lot of unwanted attention.
That is what i thought. But most, if not all, historical Hurricane serials didn't star with an N
 

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After a quick look through AC 103-7:

Unless your part 103 ultralight vehicle is going to be "certificated and operated as an aircraft" or be "used exclusively in the service of a Federal, state, or local government without an airworthiness certificate." you don't have ANY marking requirements or restrictions.
 

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I would think the only reason you couldn’t put an N number on would be so that the wrong person doesn’t get in trouble when your buzz job gets phoned in.
I would think it is more than that.

Like a license plate on your car. You can get in trouble for putting someone elses, or a fake, plate on your car. The N number on an airplane is the same as a license plate on a car.

Another point....,Is there any reason why you can't register an ultralight as an LSA? In which case you would need a valid N number.
 
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