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Old 12-20-2017, 05:55 PM
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Just be aware that an in-flight adjustable prop is not allowed for light-sport aircraft. If you are amateur-built, it will be OK, but you must have a recreational pilot certificate or above to fly it.
The operative issue regarding E-LSA is “in flight controllable prop”....it would be nice to be able to open oil access door and be able to select climb or cruise performance. Yah it is pricy, but”Boys and their Toys”....

Several times due to density altitude and load, I sure wish I could have selected “Climb Performance”....just saying.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:34 PM
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After some thought (about cost) I think I'll just leave it alone. I built the 12 because of the sport pilot rule but now that basic med is real the LSA market may be on it's way out except for a few that really need to make use of the Sport Pilot cert.

For the cost of what I'd like my 12 to be I can source the -7 slow build and make it what I want when it comes to avionics and engines (big fan of the Dynon).
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:40 PM
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After some thought (about cost) I think I'll just leave it alone. I built the 12 because of the sport pilot rule but now that basic med is real the LSA market may be on it's way out except for a few that really need to make use of the Sport Pilot cert.

For the cost of what I'd like my 12 to be I can source the -7 slow build and make it what I want when it comes to avionics and engines (big fan of the Dynon).
Only time will tell, but I disagree that the LSA market is on it’s way out. Yes it is a nitch market; but an inexpensive route to guys that just want to fly around the patch in their comfort zone.
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:48 PM
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I agree with Ric. LSA is now most attractive for the economy. 100 Hours a year in my Cherokee costs a little over a $100/hour in fuel, Overhaul fund, maintenance and insurance. I fly the RV-12 for about $37/hour. For a day VFR flyer the advantage is very real. Even a Cub won’t be that cheap with the need for an A&P to do maintence.
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:54 PM
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I agree with Ric. LSA is now most attractive for the economy. 100 Hours a year in my Cherokee costs a little over a $100/hour in fuel, Overhaul fund, maintenance and insurance. I fly the RV-12 for about $37/hour. For a day VFR flyer the advantage is very real. Even a Cub won’t be that cheap with the need for an A&P to do maintence.
But if you have an ELSA Cub replica..............

Yeah, yeah, That's the ticket!
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:58 PM
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Still an ELSA, Mel!😁
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Old 12-23-2017, 06:09 AM
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Still an ELSA, Mel!😁
My point was that with an ELSA Cub replica, you won't need an A&P to do maintenance and inspections.
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:27 AM
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I’ve flown the Sling 2 & 4 with the Airmaster setup. Whirlwind 70” props. A nice setup, very efficient system. Owners were very happy with the system. Manual override and default setting if there is a failure. You can feather the prop also. Basically plug and play with 912’s.
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:41 AM
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Only time will tell, but I disagree that the LSA market is on it’s way out. Yes it is a nitch market; but an inexpensive route to guys that just want to fly around the patch in their comfort zone.
Or anywhere else, for guys who aren't covered by Basic Med. There are some of us who are still vertical.
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