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    Default Building your own bush plane

    Cool story about a guy that built a great bush plane.

    https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/08...te-bush-plane/

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    I watched a YouTube video on that plane a couple of days ago. Awesome performance.

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    Actually, he rebuilt and heavily modified a Wilga, so much mod that it's a mostly different aircraft, but he didn't start from scratch.

    But thanks for the link -- fascinating what he did, and the performance he got.

    Larry N.

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    @Larry,

    Whenever I see things like this of people rebuilding or converting an aircraft, how do they go about getting it airworthy certified?
    I mean imagine doing all that work and someone checking it out says it isn't airworthy and it needs a lot more work and you need to practically strip it to get the parts needed.

    Col.

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    It's a process the FAA provides for converting an aircraft to experimental. I don't know the details, though they're in the FARs, and I think the FAA may also have an Advisory Circular (AC) on it. I suspect the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) would be the place to check it out, though, since that's right up their alley.

    Larry N.

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