Originally Posted by Vol88
This short video in the latest FAAST Blast addresses the importance of the previous builders' logs and how to determine eligibility for the Repairman's certificate. It was of interest to me because I am the third builder of my RV10 kit.
It's worth watching if you are - or are considering - finishing someone else's kit. It's not a showstopper, but it is worth knowing in advance.
I just watched this video and the gentleman is wrong on 1 point. To qualify for the repairman certificate the applicant must be listed as A primary builder but he/she does NOT have to build 51% of the aircraft.
12 people build an amateur-built aircraft. No one builder has built 51% of the aircraft, but one of the builders is eligible for the repairman certificate.
The one builder designated for the repairman certificate must be a primary builder and show that he/she can competently perform the condition inspection.
§65.104 states that the applicant must be the primary builder. It says nothing about "Major Portion" or "51%".
The 51% rule only applies to the qualification of the aircraft as being eligible as Experimental Amateur-Built aircraft. i.e. §21.191(g).
Mel Asberry, DAR since the last century. Over 1,000 certifications accomplished.
EAA Flight Advisor/Tech Counselor, Friend of the RV-1
Recipient of Tony Bingelis Award and Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
USAF Vet, High School E-LSA Project Mentor.
RV-6 Flying since 1993 (sold)
Last edited by Mel : 04-10-2021 at 09:11 AM.