Repairman's Cert

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  1. Stewartb

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    How many builders here have repairman's certs for their E-AB planes? How many opted not to bother? Just curious how many are more comfortable having another set of eyes do the condition inspection.
     
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    I got one for my Tango. However, I have absolutely no qualms letting an A&P give me a hand on stuff I'm not up to snuff on, which is mostly engine stuff. Once I mention that the work would be signed off under my ticket, I've never had any issues getting that help.
     
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    Be silly not to get it when you can, it doesn't cost anything and as said above you can still get help from somebody else if you prefer.
     
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    I have two repairman certificates and I got my A&P a couple of years ago. I sign off any work I do on the airplanes I have built with the repairman #. I also have a friend who is an IA and have him look things over. Don
     
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    I have one for my 6A and do 90% of the work for my annual conditional inspections. I have an A&P check things over firewall forward.
     
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    I do exactly the same thing on my RV-9A.
     
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    Just because you have the certificate doesn't mean you shouldn't have another set of eyeballs on your work. I also look over my IA friend's work when we are working together. Don
     
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    I'm not sure I want the cert, that's why the question. I can still work on the plane. I can still do 90% of the condition inspection labor. I just can't sign it off, and I don't know it that's important to me. Just looking for opinions so I can make up my own mind.
     
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    I done bought mine already flying, so no repairman certificate.

    But, what would be the down side of getting one?
     
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    I have my Certificate and definitely use it. Not sure why you wouldn't get it no matter how you plan to proceed. If it's a pro-build and your unsure about convincing the inspector that you did your duty, then I might hesitate.
     
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    I have the certificate for my RV-6 and do all of the work and inspections on the airplane. When I have a question, I ask the IA who has an adjacent hangar.
     
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    Have mine, and use it. As others have said, even if you are going to have someone else look at the plane, why would you not get the cert? Will you always have an A&P around locally willing to sign off on it? Are you never going to get to the point where you know the airplane, and want to do it yourself?
     
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    I have mine. Don't know why you wouldn't.
     
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    never got one for mine, but i already had and A&P.
    bob
     
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    That's probably the one reason to not bother getting a repairman's cert.
     
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    You can always not exercise a repairmens cert that is attained, but you can never exercise a repairmens cert that is not attained.

    I probably shouldn't post at 1 am.
     
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    More like 9AM for me, but it's still past my bed time. :frown2:
     
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    Maybe, maybe not. The idea is that if you have the repairman cert for your plane you use that rather than your A&P to sign off the condition inspection. In the unlikely event something bad happens and the FAA chooses to take action, only the repairman cert and not your A&P is at risk.
     
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    I not so sure that would help to protect anything. the FAA is very good about going after any and all certificates when they get mad.......

    bob
     
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    I have a repairman's certificate for all E/AB aircraft. Non N number specific :)
     
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    So do I. It's called an A&P. But I also have two N number specific certificates.
     
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    At one time I had 4, but all Ns have been re-assigned.
     
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    No repairman certificate is N number specific to my knowledge.
     
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    when it is for one aircraft, what would you call it?
     
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    Aircraft specific.
     
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    same thing
     
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    Don't you have some 4 point harnesses to uninstall?
     
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    Too busy watching the Cougars beat Utah
     
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    Wrong.
     
  30. Tom-D

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    how. 1 N number per A/C 1 certificate per A/C
     
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    Doesn't make any difference if the N number is changed. It still has your name as the manufacturer and the serial number. I still maintain the experimental Supercub I built and sign it off with my repairman number not my A&P. Don
     
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    Still the same A/C
     
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    There really is no reason not to stop at the FSDO for 5 minutes and get it. It's free too. I built my entire airplane, completely rebuilt my Corvair, and designed the firewall forward. I'll have another set of eyes on it at annual, but I'm not sure anyone knows my airplane better than me. No one is better qualified to sign off the condition inspection on my airplane than I am.
     
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    If you ever get the opportunity to actually look at an experimental repairman certificate, look at the limitations on the back. It will list the builder’s name, model, and serial number. Those are what define the aircraft. It will not list the N number. Therefore it is aircraft specific and not N number specific as you so wrongly believe.
     
  35. Tom-D

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    OK I'll buy that..
     
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    this.....and I don't care what you know or.... how long you've been turning a wrench or.... signing logs.
     
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    Tom...what's the difference between a registration number and an aircraft serial number?
     
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    registration number, is the N, number serial numbers are what is found on the aircraft data tag.
     
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    why did you mention the registration number in your previous post?
     
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    This started out interesting. You guys sure fixed that!
     
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