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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Laika » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:03 am

I just can not see the logic in the CAA stopping you from doing this project, given that the plane will be NTCA afterwards (subject to proofing hours etc).
If you push through you will probably have a safer aircraft than many homebuilts (not that I think homebuilts are unsafe).
It is well known that a lot of ingenuity (not only re aircraft) is born in someone's garage. If you are not allowed to continue and fly, it will be an excellent example of burocracy stifling initiative.
Hopefully clear thinking prevails.
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Mynard » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:53 pm

Thanks for the support, I've found the following under definitions, while reading word for word through the entire legislation from the CAA site which gives me hope.

“Non-Type Certificated Aircraft” - means any aircraft that does not qualify for the issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness in terms of Part 21 and shall include any Type Certificated aircraft that has been scrapped, of which the original identification plate should have to be removed and returned to the applicable aviation Authority and is rebuild as a full-scale replica;

All i can hope for is that they actually take it in account in my case. I do agree that I will probably end up with a much safer aircraft in the end, especially with my habits i learnt while rebuilding bikes and cars. Being the absolutely no shortcut approach and Rather replace than repair principle. Especially if your life might depend on it.

I suppose I need to start a sepperate thread on the Partenavia subject, before I end up hogging this thread with my ramblings on about my own stuff. Hehehe

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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jean Crous » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:35 pm

Mynard, if it is about building/rebuilding an aircraft...........it belongs right here :D Those "ramblings" as you refer to it, is all part of the info shared amongst us on this thread, and ofcourse how we and others learn the ropes with regard to legislation and paperwork. 8) The workshop is afterall where the work gets done :lol:
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Mynard » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:34 pm

Thanks Jean

I'm still trying to get the go ahead from CAA, but will post progress on here. and the moment I have the authorisation I will start a Type thread.
there I can then put a start to finish account of the processes followed. from getting a build number to taking the final test flight.

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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:00 pm

Hey!

Is nobody building anything anymore?

Show us your workshop guys. I have moved house and am just tidying up the 'new' workshop and will post some pics.

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Unread post by winona » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:21 am

“Non-Type Certificated Aircraft” - means any aircraft that does not qualify for the issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness in terms of Part 21 and shall include any Type Certificated aircraft that has been scrapped, of which the original identification plate should have to be removed and returned to the applicable aviation Authority and is rebuild as a full-scale replica

When I rebuilt my Bonanza in NTCA in about 2005, this data plate story came to the fore. I argued that this was a part of the history of the aircraft, and should be kept intact.

A certain person with reptilian tendencies cut the DATA PLATE in two in front of me! It was then pasted into the aircraft file.

Then it came to flight testing; no problem, a Test Pilot can do the necessary. So after we fly the first few hours the Test Pilot says "time for the conversion, you can fly off the rest of the 40 hrs yourself."

Trying to stick to the rules, we apply to CAA to see if this Pilot with 3000 hrs plus can do the conversion. "no" they say, "he does not have a rating on a 35 series Bonanza.".

But he just test flew the thing, and the CAA says this aircraft cannot be called a 35 Bonanza anymore, so who must give the conversion?

Find an instructor with a 35 series Bonanza on his licence....which I did, got converted, flew off the 40 hrs, got the ATF, still flying trouble free 8 years later.

Do not make the mistake of trying to apply logic when dealing with the authorities.

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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by winona » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:12 am

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OK, so I am keeping the thread alive...... :D
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Thu May 01, 2014 7:29 pm

time to get this going again.

WOW - Winona, that's a damn fine shop you have there - what fuselage is that???
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by winona » Fri May 02, 2014 7:27 am

Thanks Jason!

It is the Safari ZU-AJF, an aircraft I designed, built and flew in 1997.
Then I bent it a little in a forced lob, but by that time was starting on the Bonanza, which I have now been flying for about 10 years.
Together with my son, and Scotsman here on Avcom, we are pushing to fly the Safari again before the winter is out!

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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Sat May 03, 2014 6:24 pm

Well, with a workshop like that you have no excuses.

Show some pics of your Safari. Peer pressure is a terrible motivator - isnt it???
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jean Crous » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:20 pm

How about those photos of the Safari ??
Anyone busy with something interesting in their workshop ?
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:18 pm

:D On Friday past I got in my Kitfox project, will post fotos here as the project progresses.
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Goose1 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:27 pm

Jean Crous wrote::D On Friday past I got in my Kitfox project, will post fotos here as the project progresses.
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Jean Crous » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:10 am

:D Hi Goose, nee niks nie, hy was nog nooit klaar gebou nie . I will have the pleasure of completing the build on this one, she has a couple of small things that are obviously factory mods/add on . It is a Kitfox 2 SN 649 with a Rotax 618 driving an "E-box". I will have the engine checked by my friend Louis van Wyk at Fisantekraal. This engine has never been fired up and it is sensible to have it checked out after such a long time of not running.
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Re: Show us your Workshop

Unread post by Winchman » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:07 am

Hello chaps

This is my workshop / hanger at Stellenbosch Flying CLub. It's my happy place and I spend most of every weekend there. Lots of activity in the area, guys popping in to check on progress and I get the occasional request to be ballast for someone going up and I readily agree. Inevitably the day ends with a scotch watching the sunset against the mountains so all round a great place to be bringing a wonderful old lady back to life. I have had my Fairchild project for about 10 years, and a divorce and a few years working abroad slowed things up a bit but right now it is forging ahead fantastically with the help of my friend Alan Channing who flew a Fairchild for many years and rebuilt it in between after it was destroyed in a hanger fire.

Happy building, whatever it is you are busy with and pop in at hanger 17 any time any weekend.

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