Ultralight markings

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  1. Sep 28, 2018 #21

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    An ultralight can always be registered as an experimental, amateur-built if it meets the usual criteria for doing so, there is no lower limit on weight or horsepower or speed. A good example would be the Stits SA-8 Skeeto (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stits_SA-8_Skeeto), first flown in 1957 long before Part 103 was even a glint in the FAA's eye. It fits well within the modern Part 103 definition but it was N-numbered then and could just as easily be N-numbered today.

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  2. Sep 28, 2018 #22

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    You can't put the incorrect CAR license plate on a CAR because cars and car license plates are regulated by state laws that say you can't do that. But you can put any license plate you want on your lawn mower because lawn mowers aren't regulated by state law (at least in my state).

    ...if there's no law against it, it's not against the law (it might be stupid, but it's not against the law).
     
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    You can put big race numbers on the side of any aircraft.
    The rules for "required" registration numbers is FAR 45.
    Ultralights however, are not "aircraft".
     
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    Registration is not required for part 103, but there is nothing to prevent you from registering an ultralight as EAB-LSA!
     
  5. Sep 29, 2018 #25

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    There is no such thing as EAB-LSA registration. While it may be LSA compliant as far as allowing it to be flown by a sport pilot, the registration is simply EAB.

    But yes, there is no reason you can't register an ultralight as EAB provided you can provide the "amateur built" documentation.
     
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    without becoming one in the process.....
     
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    Purely for should I crash, I won't be misreported as a Cessna
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  8. Sep 29, 2018 #28

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    Dagnamit. I ask a fairly simple question and you guys snatch the ball and are still running with it.

    Is silly season still running?
     
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    I would like like to suggest something timely like N0 as in just say no or "Near zero". Girls will flock to your bird.
     
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    There is a season!? I thought it went on in perpetuity............ I learn something every day.
     
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    Silly season is when the UK houses of parliament go on holiday.
    Since the daily political bun fight stops, the news is somewhat lacking for stories, so silly stories are needed to fill the void.
     
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    So it's just a UK thing. ;) The media here operates in that mode 365. But I'm sure you noticed............

    When I was on the road a lot one of the perks was getting to watch BBC news on the motel cable. Even now BBC America, while parroting the 'top' stories of the American media, does still offer news from other parts of the world that we would otherwise never hear.
     
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    I don't follow the media much.
    But I will say, if you want to find out what is going on in the world, you need a varied diet. That doesn't mean Fox and CNN. That means Fox, CNN, BBC, RT and Al Jazeera. There's a Chinese english language one too, but I forget its name.

    When they all tell the same story. It's probably true. You may be surprised how often they don't. How they differ often tells a story, too.
     
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    It's hard to tell exactly which season it is...
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