More Info Coming Soon!
I am a fabricator for Zenith Aircraft and am looking at maybe doing some building on the side. Just need to get enough money
to buy a set of plans to get a builder ID number.
SAM Aircraft: by Zenith
Also found a company in Europe building an AWESOME P-51 replica that I would like to get and maybe do some cross country
races if I can manage to find enough sponsors! Possibly might look at even becoming a dealer if there is no conflict of interest
Scalewings SW-51 (P-51 Replica)
FAA Experimental Aircraft Definition-
An amateur-built aircraft is eligible for a special airworthiness certificate in the experimental category for the purpose
of operating amateur-built aircraft. You must provide evidence to the FAA that the "major portion" (more than fifty
percent) of the aircraft was fabricated and assembled by an individual or group of individuals; that the project is for educational
and recreational purposes; and that the aircraft complies with acceptable aeronautical standards and practices.
FAA Light Sport Aircraft(LSA) Definition-
A light-sport aircraft, also known as LSA, is a small aircraft that is simple to fly and that meets certain regulations
set by a national aviation authority restricting weight and performance. For example, in Australia the Civil Aviation Safety
Authority defines a light-sport aircraft as a heavier-than-air or lighter-than-air craft, other than a helicopter, with a
maximum gross takeoff weight of not more than 1,230 lb for lighter-than-air craft; 1,300 lb for heavier-than-air craft not
intended for operation on water; or 1,430 lb for aircraft intended for operation on water. It must have a maximum stall speed
of 45 knots (52 mph) in landing configuration; a maximum of two seats; there is no limit on maximum speed unless it is a glider,
which is limited to Vne 135 kn CAS; fixed undercarriage (except for amphibious aircraft which, may have repositionable gear,
and gliders which, may have retractable gear); an unpressurized cabin; and a single non-turbine engine driving a propeller
if it is a powered aircraft.
In the United States, several distinct groups of aircraft may be flown as light-sport. Existing certificated aircraft
and experimental, amateur-built aircraft that fall within the definition listed in 14CFR1.1 are acceptable, as are aircraft
built to an industry consensus standard rather than FAA airworthiness requirements. The accepted consensus standard is defined
by ASTM Technical Committee F37. Aircraft built to the consensus standard may be factory-built and sold with a special airworthiness
certification (S-LSA) or may be assembled from a kit under the experimental rules (E-LSA) under experimental airworthiness.
Civil Air Patrol
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