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Old 11-18-2019, 09:57 AM
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Default Seeking IA in SoCal for initial condition inspection

I'm building a Vans RV-7A at Cable Airport (CCB) in Southern California.

I'm looking for an IA with strong Vans experience to assist with the initial condition inspection. The plane has been inspected regularly through its construction by our technical counselor and by other builders, but in the interest of a safe first flight, I'm looking to pay for one more expert to go over the plane closely with me with a fresh set of eyes.

I'd appreciate any referrals.

Thank you,

David
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:35 PM
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Steve Ming is at KLGB and he does the annual on my RV-10, along with at least one other (that I know of) RV. Contact me if you want his number.
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I'm building a Vans RV-7A at Cable Airport (CCB) in Southern California.

I'm looking for an IA with strong Vans experience to assist with the initial condition inspection. The plane has been inspected regularly through its construction by our technical counselor and by other builders, but in the interest of a safe first flight, I'm looking to pay for one more expert to go over the plane closely with me with a fresh set of eyes.

I'd appreciate any referrals.

Thank you,

David
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:18 PM
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Dave Prizio is a DAR at Chino who can probably help you. He also writes the "Maintenance Matters" column for Kitplanes magazine. Send me an email if you'd like his contact info.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:02 PM
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I'm building a Vans RV-7A at Cable Airport (CCB) in Southern California.

I'm looking for an IA with strong Vans experience to assist with the initial condition inspection. The plane has been inspected regularly through its construction by our technical counselor and by other builders, but in the interest of a safe first flight, I'm looking to pay for one more expert to go over the plane closely with me with a fresh set of eyes.

I'd appreciate any referrals.

Thank you,

David
Have a BBQ and invite all the local RVrs. Have mirrors and flashlights handy and a notebook. When they write down discrepancies, make up your own mind if they need correction.

As the builder, you will make the logbook entry for condition inspection prior to DAR inspection. If a pack of other builders can't find much seriously wrong with the plane, you're going to be alright.

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Old 11-18-2019, 09:52 PM
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Have a BBQ and invite all the local RVrs. Have mirrors and flashlights handy and a notebook. When they write down discrepancies, make up your own mind if they need correction.

As the builder, you will make the logbook entry for condition inspection prior to DAR inspection. If a pack of other builders can't find much seriously wrong with the plane, you're going to be alright.

Ed Holyoke
Great idea. The inspection party has been done many times before.

IF Fred was his Tech Counselor, they do not get much better than that. People will show up just to try and find something that Fred missed.
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Old 11-23-2019, 08:44 AM
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