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  1. fargoflyfish added a post in a topic Buying project without logs   

    Sorry. Sonerai
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  2. fargoflyfish added a post in a topic Buying project without logs   

    I couldn't talk to the DAR today, but did talk to the EAA chapter by the project. They were happy to go to his house and check it out sometime in the next 2 weeks and give me an opinion on the quality. I will try and talk to the DAR tomorrow hopefully. The owner of the project was excited to have an EAA member come over and check out his plane.
     
    Thanks for the advice. 
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  3. fargoflyfish added a post in a topic Buying project without logs   

    One other thing: He mentioned that he was filling out the paper to get an N number. Would it be easier if he skipped this and let me do it?
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  4. fargoflyfish added a post in a topic Buying project without logs   

    Just to sum up everyone's advice:
    1. Talk to a DAR prior to buying
    2. Have someone take a look at it prior to buying
    3. The lack of logs are not a problem as long as he signs a statement saying he built at least 51%
    Any other potential hurdles with a certification process that I may be missing?
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  5. fargoflyfish added a topic in "other aircraft your working on"   

    Buying project without logs
    I was looking at a project this weekend that seemed like a good deal, but after talking to him he mentioned he never kept any logs while building. I did some reading online and it sounds like this is a crucial step in getting an airworthiness certificate to operate the aircraft. This project has aluminum wings that are already closed up and have not been inspected according to the current owner. The airframe will be easier to inspect. 
    What is the full process to get a project legally certified to fly?
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  6. fargoflyfish added a post in a topic LMA Taylorcraft   

    Thanks for the tips.
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  7. fargoflyfish added a topic in "other aircraft your working on"   

    LMA Taylorcraft
    Since a project I was looking at got sold I have been looking at some other options. I'm a fairly good woodworker and have no welding skills so wooden planes keep catching my attention. 
    I saw materials available for a light miniature aircraft (LMA) taylorcraft on wicks. I did some searching on google and I couldn't find anybody selling plans. Does anyone know if these are still available and if the plans are of decent quality?
     
    Thanks.
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  8. fargoflyfish added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 with Kitfox 4 wings/tailfeathers   

    What part of MN are you in? If you decide to sell it I'd love to take a look at it.
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  9. fargoflyfish added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 with Kitfox 4 wings/tailfeathers   

    I talked to the seller and it sold. EDMO you were right. It was a raven with kit fox iv wings. 
    Jim-Are you looking to sell your plane?
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  10. fargoflyfish added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 with Kitfox 4 wings/tailfeathers   

    One other thing: It really seems like a good price. Fuselage was fabricated by a certified welder, the wings have been fit, controls finished, low time 582 included. The main things left that I would have to purchase are covering supplies, painting, panel, propeller. Everything else is there from what I can see for $4000 and I might be able to get it for less. I can probably have a completed plane for $9000 or hopefully less. 
    It seems like a good deal, but I don't want to get stuck with 
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  11. fargoflyfish added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 with Kitfox 4 wings/tailfeathers   

    Thanks for pointing out the wing folding option. I am looking at it from a distance and have been talking to the seller on the phone. I asked about the wings folding and he didn't see any hinges on the fuselage. He is unable to ask the builder since he passed away, but I'm guessing this is why everything is nearly finished except the flaperons. What would I have to do with the flaperon length to allow the wings to fold? 
    In my case I am not too worried about 900 GW. My wife and I weigh a combined 280 and I will usually be flying alone. 1050 would be better and I would be even happier with 1200. 
    What is the process for getting a repairmen's certificate if the fuselage is put together and painted, landing gear installed, wings fitted and completed (uncovered). From the pictures I can see that I would have to double check the controls, but it looks like it is nearly ready to cover. Most of the work left would involve the engine installation, panel, and painting.
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  12. fargoflyfish added a topic in Kitfox I   

    Kitfox 1 with Kitfox 4 wings/tailfeathers
    I'm considering purchasing a Kitfox 1 kit. I've done a fair amount of reading on the first KF and it sounds like the main downside is the lack of authority in the flight controls. The kit I am looking at includes Kitfox IV wings, wing fuel tanks, full length flaperons, and Kitfox IV rudder and elevator. Would this drastically improve the kitfox 1 or would it cause some problems possibly?

    Thanks.
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