Yoda wrote:So, I admit I am not well versed in the LSA world. So a guy can just BUY an ELSA, as he did, and then repair it himself without the Repairman certificate?
This has nothing to do with E-LSA vs E-AB or anything else. The bottom line is that ANYPNE can perform maintenance/repair/alteration on ANY plane registered in ANY of the several Experimental categories (E-AB and E-LSA happen to be the most well known but there are like 8 different kinds of Experimental categories). A Repairman certificate on an experimental gives the hold one and one privilege only: The ability to perform the annual and 100 hr (if applicable) inspections