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Discussion in 'Home Builders and Sport Pilots' started by wanttaja, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. wanttaja

    wanttaja En-Route

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    Lot of stuff lately about revisions/modifications to the FAA's enforcement of the 51% rule.

    We don't really need it. Here are the Top Ten Ways an Inspector Knows that an Amateur Builder Constructed the Aircraft:

    10. Bloodstains on plans seem to emphasize the middle digit
    9. Builder knows how to pronounce "Bingelis"
    8. Shop has at least one piece of hardware inadvertently attached to the floor
    7. "Hired Gun" shop pin-up: Claudia Schiffer. Homebuilder shop pin-up: Burt Rutan
    6. Builder owns no clothing without bits of wood, aluminum, and/or epoxy stuck to them
    5. Whole 'nother airplane in the scrap bin
    4. At least one template made out of a pizza box
    3. Bumper on builder's car held on by clecos
    2. EAA Technical Counselor's phone number on telephone speed dialer

    And finally, the Number 1 way an FAA inspector knows that an Amateur built the aircraft:

    1. The builder's children look like the UPS deliveryman!

    Ron Wanttaja
     
  2. GigG601XL

    GigG601XL Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I've said since my second day of building that if the DAR questioned if I had build my plane that DNA of the blood on the aluminium would prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.

    There is enough blood scattered throughout the airframe that I've thought of sticking a Bio-Hazard symbol on the tail.
     
  3. Hiperbiper

    Hiperbiper Line Up and Wait

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    Now THAT'S funny!:eek:

    Chris
     
  4. mikea

    mikea Touchdown! Greaser! Gone West

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    So now you gave away the secret. There are a bunch of Lancair owners raiding the red wastebasket at the clinic.
     
  5. wabower

    wabower Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Well done, potentially a prize-winning work depending on the category you choose. Are you planning to enter it under "humor" or "truth is stranger than fiction"?
     
  6. John Recine

    John Recine Pre-takeoff checklist

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    That’s great and I can identify with most all of them in some way or another.

    Fall is here and soon the yard will be shut down for its not long enough winter’s nap, which means I am back in the build, more and more each week. For the past 2 week ends I been cutting and making sawdust and it feels good to get back on the project again. Naturally that same sentiment is not shared by all in my household as the do list continues to grow and I pay less and less attention to it!

    The good news is, I’m making sawdust, bench jigs and gluing sticks together.

    Building tail feathers and keeping the router working full time making the leading and trailing edge material


    John

    God its great,
    God its good,
    Building my airplane out of wood
    By these hands, made my cheap tools dead
    I pray to God for good ones instead!

    I think Ill keep this one as my own prayer of thanks and hope
     
  7. Dave Krall CFII

    Dave Krall CFII Final Approach

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    It's not funny! (I'm a home-builder...)
     
  8. GigG601XL

    GigG601XL Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I'd think the best DNA source for people who get pro help and call the work their own would be tissues in the trash next to their magazine rack.