E-LSA Insurance

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E-LSA Insurance

Postby seastar » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:09 am

I am considering the purchase of a Cubcrafters Super Light Sport Cub and plan to exchange the SLSA certificate for an ELSA certificate at the factory on delivery of the aircraft.
I am a private, instrument, multi rated pilot with 5500 hours and no medical.
Will the ELSA certificate make insurance more expensive or can I even obtain insurance? :?:

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Postby flyboy2007 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:06 am

Yes you can get insurance. My best quotes have came from avemco. here is there number for a quote. 800-756-7815, John
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Postby Super Cub » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:36 pm

Why do you want to register the Cub as an ELSA?

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Postby FLA-CFI » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:34 am

Super Cub wrote:Why do you want to register the Cub as an ELSA?


The maintenance rules are much more forgiving. Anyone can work on an ELSA (not that you want anyone working on one), and with a 16hour course you can be certified to perform the annual condition inspection on your ELSA.

Those are the only reasons I can think of, maybe he has others....
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Postby CharlieTango » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:17 am

FLA-CFI wrote:The maintenance rules are much more forgiving. Anyone can work on an ELSA ....


really?

how about anyone can work on an esla as long as they are the builder?

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Postby FLA-CFI » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:15 pm

CharlieTango wrote:
FLA-CFI wrote:The maintenance rules are much more forgiving. Anyone can work on an ELSA ....


really?

how about anyone can work on an esla as long as they are the builder?


Anyone can work on an Experimental Amateur Built (E-AB) or ELSA.

The difference between the two is who can sign off the annual. In the case of E-AB only the original builder or A&P can, with ELSA you (the owner) can take a 16hr course and be allowed to sign off on the annual.
Also E-AB requires the builder to build 51% or more of the aircraft while ELSA does not have this requirement.
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Postby flyboy2007 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:41 pm

With the 16 hour course I thought you can only do your own plane?
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Postby FLA-CFI » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:34 pm

flyboy2007 wrote:With the 16 hour course I thought you can only do your own plane?


Correct.
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Postby comperini » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:32 pm

CharlieTango wrote:really?

how about anyone can work on an esla as long as they are the builder?


Yes, really.

E-LSA is no different than any of the other experimentals.

There never was a requirement to "build" an experimental, to be allowed to perform maintenance on it. All experimentals are the same. Anyone can maintain/repair them. No rating required, and you never had to be "the builder".

(Yes, a rating of some sort, is required to perform the required annual/100 hour inspections)

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Postby Bob Mackey » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:16 pm

Insurance should be available ELSA or SLSA. The qualifying factors will be your experience in tailwheel airplanes. If you'd like ot get a quote with no obligations you could contact the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan at www.eaaainsurance.org and submit an online quote request.

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Postby drseti » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:24 pm

Bob Mackey wrote:If you'd like ot get a quote with no obligations you could contact the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan at www.eaaainsurance.org


Bob, that's a bad URL. Have you another one?
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Postby Bob Mackey » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:53 pm

Sorry about that!!! I was letting my fingers do the walking and they got out of step. The correct URL is; www.eaainsurance.org

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