There is no requirement to have a POH in an experimental (or pre-Part 23 certified for that matter). In fact there is no such thing as an FAA Approved Flight Manual for an EAB aircraft. On the other hand it is nice to be part of a huge pool of RV builders and owners who have come up with individual pilot's manuals we can reference and edit for our specific configuration.
The Operating Limitations and Special Airworthiness Certificate, combined, comprise the airworthiness of your EAB. They co-depend on each other with each part having no authority by itself without the other. That along with a current registration, weight and balance and any placards specified in the OLs make up the required items to be onboard the aircraft for it to be legally flown.
You can make up your own reference flight manual and checklists as you wish. And although that is a sensible thing to do it is not required.
Last edited by jliltd : 12-01-2019 at 12:20 AM.