Originally Posted by odens_14
I used the FAA and this was true of my inspector, he didn't even want any panels removed except the cowl. He looked over the engine and airframe exterior, wanted to hear it run up to full power, had me better secure some wire behind the panel and looked at paperwork. It definitely would not have caught an issue like this.
A very good reason not to pin your
safety on a single inspection whoever does it.
Use the FAA to get the paperwork done (free) and then find/hire/feed as many local builders (RV and non-RV) and A&Ps you can get to inspect all of your plane. Don't have an "EAA party", just have them around one at a time so no group dynamics come into play.
Many eyes with different skill sets are a good approach.