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Edwin Otha
Taylorcrafter
Last Activity: 1 week ago
Joined: 01-22-2006
Location: San Martin,CA-USA
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  • I wouldn't involve the FAA in any of this. They read these forums and can add anything they want. You, the mechanic, are the subject matter expert. There is no one in your local FSDO that has ever covered an aircraft, with few exceptions.

    If you think it's a major, submit the forms for...
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  • Re: Fabric attach methods that are legal When talking with the FAA ASI's each of them have an opinion, sometimes differing. I always ask them for the FAR related to the subject. As far as rib stitching no one so far have supplied an FAR to substantiate that any rib lacing deviation is considered a major alteration. Their opini...
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  • Re: Fabric attach methods that are legal I don't know if it would be "illegal" or even meet the major repair standard. What ever you use it needs to be installed and maintained to a standard. Should you stitch it and the stitches break, it would not be in an airworthy condition. The minor alteration will need to be logged as a...
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  • Edwin Otha
    replied to Feet for compression struts
    Re: Feet for compression struts

    Miguel,
    I have seen some compression struts with a clamped on reinforcement at the wire attach holes. My guess it was for a lighter gauge attachment area at the drag wires. Sorry I don't have any more details. The wings we built had them and they...
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