Posted by RT (18.104.22.168) on November 06, 2005 at 17:41:16:
In Reply to: AD compliance posted by Jody Pillatzki on November 05, 2005 at 19:42:38:
The FAA looks at things one way, us homebuilders look at it another. How can an AD apply to an experimental that you can basicly do anything you want to. Take the sensenich prop that started this. If it were on a certified aircraft you could not reduce the diameter or on some props you could only so much. If you had this prop on a homebuilt you could cut it down as much as you dare. Cutting it down is going to change the harmonics of the prop so the AD would be of no effect. When you put a certified part on an experimental it is no longer certified.
It makes no sense for the FAA to try to enforce ADs on experimentals ,but I am sure they will keep trying.
Personaly I think a person is playing with fire on these aluminum props. I think they should only be run within the perameters that they were made for. Don't modify them and don't run them in an RPM that will cause trouble.
But the FAA cant tell you that or there realy isn't any exerimental catigory.
Just my opinion
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