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Old 08-10-2020, 04:40 PM
vic syracuse vic syracuse is offline
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Default Finished the Pre-buy book!

Great News! While I didn't learn how to play a musical instrument during COVID, I did take the time to write a book on Pre-buys for Amateur-Built aircraft. I haven't been able to travel commercially during this time, so I came up with the next best thing. At least I hope it works for everyone.

Anyone should now be able to perform a high-quality pre-purchase examination of an amateur-built aircraft, either alone or with your inspector, with the book in hand. It's 12 chapters long, spiral-bound, on glossy, high-quality paper, with over 200 color pictures, a checklist, and hints for both the*seller and buyer. With the cost of the average pre-buy averaging $1000 (including travel), this book should be of huge value to purchasers and owners.

For those of you who currently own or have built an amateur-built aircraft, you will be able to use it yourself to inspect your aircraft or give it to your mechanic.*I am working on the maintenance book, but it will be a while. I couldn't believe how much work this one took. I think Carol spent more time editing it so it was publishable than I did writing it!




Purchase it at Lulu.com "Pre-Buy Guide For Amateur-Built Aircraft"*or use this link:*

https://www.lulu.com/en/en/shop/vic-...ct-jjw2pg.html

Use PROSPER15 as a discount code until August 14th and get 15% discount


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Old 08-10-2020, 05:03 PM
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Awesome Vic!
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Old 08-10-2020, 07:47 PM
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Fantastic!

Any chance you will be selling it at Oshkosh next year?
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:53 PM
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Thanks, Charlie
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Old 08-11-2020, 04:56 AM
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Fantastic!

Any chance you will be selling it at Oshkosh next year?

Working to get it in the EAA store/website. If you currently own an RV I would encourage you to get it now. It is very useful as a “what to look for” till when inspecting your airplane.

The prebuys I do are pretty close to a Condition Inspection, with the difference being we don’t fix anything (unless it is a safety of flight issue), and don’t perform routine maintenance such as greasing props, repacking wheel bearings, etc.


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Kitplanes "Unairworthy" monthly feature
EAA Sport Aviation "Checkpoints" column
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Old 08-11-2020, 05:07 AM
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Is there anyway to sell this as an electronic copy?

Like the EAA flight test book, I would love a copy but the price triples when you try and send a stack of paper around the world!
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Old 08-11-2020, 05:35 AM
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Is there anyway to sell this as an electronic copy?

Like the EAA flight test book, I would love a copy but the price triples when you try and send a stack of paper around the world!
+1 on that. I ordered the EAA flight test manual and have just spent hours scanning it so I can take it on the road in my iPad. I'd love to have this book but I'll wait for the electronic version.
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Old 08-11-2020, 06:32 AM
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Ordered. Excited! And I already own a plane!
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:18 AM
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Request #3 for an electronic version!
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Old 08-11-2020, 09:36 AM
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Nice work Vic!
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