Finally got her back in the USA

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  1. Sxpilot

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    We purchased a Lancair 235 back last year in Aug from a guy in Canada, because of several delays it took us about a year to get it all back Certified and Airworthy Registered ext...
    The plane fly's awesome for what it is!
     
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    Ps it's not for sale anymore! Just wanted to share this vid is all
     
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    N659HB Cleared for Takeoff

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    Congrats. Nice bird!
     
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    Anyone that has gone through the process of importing an Experimental into the USA I can help guide you..
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Jealous.
     
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    It's a far cry from the Mu-2's and ATR's I used to fly, but it's built straight and clean, and does 170kts at 6gph.
     
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    Nice.
    How bad was the process? On my short list is an experimental plane in Canada. I did get the directions from the local FSDO (sorry, they explicitly said I can re-post, has to go to HQ for that) and it ran to multiple pages. I have yet to read it in detail, since this is really my second choice.

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    As long as the aircraft you want has all the build logs, and is currently Airworthy in Canada it's pretty easy.

    In my case my a/c was originally built and certified in the US, the. Sold to Canada, the guy flew it for a few years and kept all the logs and docs.
    So all I have to do was fly it down, de Register it from Canada and receive that doc, then fill out the new reg form from the FAA and attach the de reg from Canada.
    Once they issue the registration then you have to do the conditional inspection and get a fed to come take a look.
    Prove to him all the papers are in order and you think it's Airworthy, it takes time is all.
     
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    Yeah, that is the easier solution. This one is built in Canada, certified there under Transport Canada. They have no equivalent to the 51% requirement, so there is a lot more involved...

    Tim
     
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    Still possible you just have to prove you have got be through all the build process and with the right documents, build pics ext you can still get her Airworthy.
    I'm sure you will have to go through the entire long process
     
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    steingar Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Love Lanceairs, one of the few aircraft for which I'd give up my Mooney. I imagine it takes up some room landing, though.
     
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    Flying by the numbers 100mph final, It will settle in over the tdz and float a few hundred feet.
    I get her shut down within 12 to 1500' it's not too bad, but yes she is slippery no doubt.
    My decents are usually pushing 200kts, it's just an all around fun plane to fly really. And the best part is the cost effectiveness they are.
     
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    They are indeed awesome.
     
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