Re: Sold as parts
One Sky Dog
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An FAA guy at the Salt Lake FSDO once said to our chapter "do not read any thing into the regulations that is not there".
Amateur Built is a category of aircraft that are unique. Before kits there was no 51% anything. There was and still is a thing called the primary builder, this person gets the airworthiness certificate. The actual airplane can be built by hundreds of people ( EAA One week wonder) but only registered by one. When you apply for a airworthiness certificate you have to convince the FAA or DAR that the airplane in question is amateur built. There is no requirement for you personally to build anything but you have to swear that you are the primary builder and it was not built by professionals.
In the eyes of the FAA an airplane is a pile of parts and a pile of paper that when married together has an airworthiness certificate and a registration. If the registration is returned to the FAA by cancelling or scrapping it is no longer an airplane just a pile of amateur built parts. There is nothing in the FAR's that prohibits reusing amateur parts to construct another airframe register it and apply for a new airworthiness inspection with you as the primary builder.
The repairmans certificate is another thing. You have to ask the DAR or FSDO for the form and convert nice him that you know enough about the construction to be able to perform an inspection. Usually this is determined by the inspector during the AWI. Being an A&P would qualify you.
Having said that there are plenty of FSDO people who use the 51% rule incorrectly. The rule actually was to determine if a kit resulted in an airplane that the major portion was not built by an amateur. Remember your local federal worker really does not care about you and your airplane. You are more work for him. Tell him you are the primary builder do not get into how much you built. Say the major portion was built by amateurs. When you fill out the form because you have a "kit" they want to know if professionals or amateurs built the components. Plans built is easy the form does not apply unless you had someone build your Lancair.
Kevin if you can find the FAR that prohibits reusing amateur built parts to construct another airplane I would like to read it.
Regards from sunny 60F AZ airport E 95,
One Sky Dog
On Dec 19, 2017, at 5:37 PM, Kevin Boddicker trumanst@... [Q-LIST] <Q-LIST@...> wrote: