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Old 06-09-2008, 07:43 PM
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Default Data Plate?

I recently had a two time builder tell me that E-AB aircraft have to have a non-destructive type data plate mounted in the cabin, in plain view.

Have any of you ever run into this before?

I do know you have to have one on the tail, but I have never heard of having one in the cabin.
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:45 PM
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Have had several different inspections by different inspectors and DAR's and they only required the Data plate on the exterior. Larry
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:33 PM
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FAA Advisory Circular 45-2C Page 5,,,,has the info...Look in FAA.GOV website in Regulatory and guidance library under advisory circulars. Exterior is all that is required near tail, or rear most entrance door.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:34 PM
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See Larry's post for the correct answer.

Here is a link that will take you to the actual FARs on what is required.
http://www.rvdar.com/FAR_45.htm

Read FAR 45.11.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:49 AM
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I recently had a two time builder tell me that E-AB aircraft have to have a non-destructive type data plate mounted in the cabin, in plain view.

Have any of you ever run into this before?

I do know you have to have one on the tail, but I have never heard of having one in the cabin.
Bill... very old rules.... the interior data plate was required before the FAA/DEA did their "drug thing" in the 80's and wanted all planes to have an exterior ID plate.

Made it somewhat difficult for the fibreglas glider owners who wanted flush surfaces, and they now have a written FAA exemption...

You info sources must be very old...

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Default More Data Plate questions

I looked through the previous postings but some of them seem contradictory and I have another question.
Date of manufacture: If I use the date of inspection then the data plate can't be on the aitplane for the inspection. Is the correct date the date of the original airplane Van's built, kit ship date, final assembly date, or ????

Empty Weight: I'd take that to be the empty weight of 143WM, but that's not the airplane manufactured by Van's-- that's the red one. Still, seems like it should be 143WM???

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Old 05-24-2010, 07:42 PM
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don't need empty weight or date. do need mfr, serial number, engine
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:43 PM
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The only information required on the data plate is:

Manufacturer......VANS AIRCRAFT INC.
Model.................RV-12
Serial Number.....120XXX

Officially the date of manufacturer is the date the airworthiness is issued. If you want to put a date, just use the month and year of the expected A/W issuance. You should pretty well have that nailed down in time to do the data plate.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:44 PM
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Shouldn't the Manufacturer on the aluminum data plate be engraved with "Van's Aircraft, Inc." instead of "Vans Aircraft Inc." ?
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:54 PM
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The manufacturer on the data plate must be "exactly" as listed on the registration. Typically FAA does not use punctuation on registration certificates.

BTW, the data plate should be stainless steel, not aluminum.
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