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Old 10-26-2020, 07:30 AM
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See the AOPA sweepstakes RV-10:
Regardless of what their sidebar in the magazine says, I maintain that the registration marks on the AOPA RV-10 are not legal. I would definitely not issue an airworthiness certificate to that aircraft as marked. And if I were to win it (yeah, fat chance) I would definitely change the N numbers to meet the regulation.
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Old 10-26-2020, 01:04 PM
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Regardless of what their sidebar in the magazine says, I maintain that the registration marks on the AOPA RV-10 are not legal. I would definitely not issue an airworthiness certificate to that aircraft as marked. And if I were to win it (yeah, fat chance) I would definitely change the N numbers to meet the regulation.


I had to go find the image. I agree with everything Joe said.
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Old 10-26-2020, 01:26 PM
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I had the same reaction when I saw it. As a DAR I could not pass it.

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Old 10-26-2020, 03:17 PM
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I will join Joe, Gary, and Vic!

The "N26" is definitely not in contrast with the background.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:02 PM
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I had to go find the image. I agree with everything Joe said.
At some point you have to stop thinking legally and start thinking common sensely. "If I went NORDO at night crossing the US-Canadian border, would the intercepting aircraft be able to easily read those numbers at night from 500'?"


Uhhhhhh....... OMG?
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:25 PM
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Is *any* of the US-Canada border an ADIZ?
I put that in for contrarians: if you took off from Anchorage, flew south over the pacific, then turned east into Canada, youd cross an ADIZ. Not likely in an RV.

As to the aopa -10, I agree with others, not legible. OTOH Im not sure its worse than 3 letters, which are legal. Question for the DARs: if the owner added 3 letters on the vertical fin, and kept the 12 letters too, would that make the airplane legal?
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:45 PM
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I put that in for contrarians: if you took off from Anchorage, flew south over the pacific, then turned east into Canada, you’d cross an ADIZ. Not likely in an RV.
In that case you would no longer be crossing a US-Canadian border, but entering the US from international waters, eh?

In 2015 a SeaRey DID fly directly into Alaskan airspace from CONUS without transiting Canadian airspace. With apologies to the Mods and the indulgence of the RV community, please let me introduce you to a glorious form of insanity, the circumnavigation of the world in a SeaRey by Michael Smith in his Southern Sun. http://www.southernsun.voyage/story

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At some point you have to stop thinking legally and start thinking common sensely. "If I went NORDO at night crossing the US-Canadian border, would the intercepting aircraft be able to easily read those numbers at night from 500'?"
Practically speaking, wouldn't every call after the initial one likely be reduced to "zero mike golf" anyway? But I still agree the N26 doesn't meet the requirements.
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Old 10-27-2020, 02:18 PM
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Practically speaking, wouldn't every call after the initial one likely be reduced to "zero mike golf" anyway? But I still agree the N26 doesn't meet the requirements.
Depends on how much trouble you're in. When my mom said "Steve..." I was ok. When she said "STEPHEN CREWDOG.", I jumped.
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I don't know that there is anything in the regs that says you CAN'T add another set of 3" numbers, perhaps right under the AOPA logo on the vertical stabilizer, so that could work.

I do know this----if it were my airplane, I would at least carry a set of 3" vinyl numbers in the airplane so that some inspector at some out of the way airport wouldn't ground the airplane (which he/she could legally do in this case).

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