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Old 06-10-2017, 01:02 PM
LittleJoeA LittleJoeA is offline
 
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Default Congratulations on your first flight.

Congratulations on your first flight.

I too plan to start with the SLSA RV-12 at Scanlon. I'm not a highly experienced pilot so it may take several sessions.

I am in Livermore so I wonder who you used as a DAR and how that process went.

Thanks.
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:17 PM
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Joe -- I was fortunate in having the FAA Oakland FSDO folks inspect my RV-12 ELSA up here at STS about 3+ years ago. I am not sure if the FAA FSDO still does such inspections -- I felt fortunate that I was able to get them to do my inspection. It doesn't hurt to give them a call. -- David
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:31 AM
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I talked to Justin at the Oakland FSDO in Jan and they had no DARS. He said he may be able to do it but he would have to check with his supervisor. I used Danny MgHehee out of SCK. I believe he ran the SAC FSDO before he retired. He was a great guy. Will over at Scanlon is top notch. I may start using him as my primary instructor.

My understanding is you pay for the DAR but the FAA comes out as part of their job. Don't know for sure but it seemed a little more involved to get the FSDO to come out and get it all coordinated. I called Danny up and he was there the next day.

Joe. I believe you threw an RV 12 get together last year or so. If so, you going to do it again?
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:35 AM
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If you're able to use Justin, please do report back. I'm hoping to be ready for inspection within the next 6 months (that's a rough plan) and will need someone near Byron, CA. Although technically in Oak territory, it's on the border between Sac and Oak FSDO's, and I've met with folks from both before.
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- 1975 B58 Baron, N1975G (a bottomless money pit that makes building an RV look like lunch money, but it's a great airplane, hauls the family and my wife likes two engines...go figure)
- 1961 A33 Debonair, N433JC (R.I.P.)
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:37 PM
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Default Get together

Yep,

We had a great time last year.

We had almost 20 builders and 2 finished airplanes.

I think everyone had a great time.

I think I will skip this year and try to do this again next year.

You are always welcome to fly to LVK and I will treat you to lunch.

Joe
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Most of Finishing Kit finished
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Engine mostly installed
Avionics Kit in Hand
Currently fitting wings
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:58 PM
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If you're able to use Justin, please do report back. I'm hoping to be ready for inspection within the next 6 months (that's a rough plan) and will need someone near Byron, CA. Although technically in Oak territory, it's on the border between Sac and Oak FSDO's, and I've met with folks from both before.
If you're going to try to use Justin give him a call. Seemed the FSDO's I talked to want a lot of lead time.

Richard D in SAC FSDO will do your plane if you move it to Rio Vista but you'll have to do your fly off there. No big deal for an ELSA.

Richard told me he's retiring at the end of the year. He's very knowledgeable (as is Justin) but once he's retired you'll pay for the inspection.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:30 AM
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Thanks for the info. I'll give Justin a call and see where that goes. Going to Rio Vista isn't out of the question, but it's probably not worth the hassle as I am doing E-AB, which I'm guessing I'll get the 40 hour version, possibly 25 depending on the inspectors thoughts on UL engines and whirlwind props.

Either way, it's going to be fun.
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- RV-12 N975G, SN 120840, Build in progress...finally on the finishing kit, so, something like 90% done and 90% left to go.
- 1975 B58 Baron, N1975G (a bottomless money pit that makes building an RV look like lunch money, but it's a great airplane, hauls the family and my wife likes two engines...go figure)
- 1961 A33 Debonair, N433JC (R.I.P.)
- RV7A; didn't finish it and donated to kid's club
- Zenith CH601XL; flying somewhere in Louisiana https://youtu.be/wa_Y_A_rP_8
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