Beware the "safe" Airplane

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Beware the "safe" Airplane

Postby hirschr » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:49 pm

http://home.iwichita.com/rh1/eddy/Safe_Airplane_NOT.htm

Found this a couple of years ago. Makes for an interesting read, even though it is pretty hard on my favorite airplane.

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Re: Beware the "safe" Airplane

Postby zaitcev » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:56 pm

I am not in position to evaluate all the solidly forgotten historic curios in the article, but the Cirrus section was full of misleading disinformation, so frankly I doubt the rest was any better.

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Re: Beware the "safe" Airplane

Postby drseti » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:14 pm

Definitely a good read. The author displays a very common ignorance of the LSA rules, when he says of the Cub:

so small and low-powered that today, many of them are legally classified as eligible for registration as Light Sport Aircraft


Neither being small nor being low-powered makes an aircraft qualify as an LSA. Of course, certain models of Cub are LSAs. But they aren't, and can't be, "registered" as such. (so small and low-powered that today, many of them are legally classified as eligible for registration as Light Sport Aircraft They have standard airworthiness certificates, so they are (forgive me, those of you who oppose the term) Sport Pilot Eligible Aircraft.
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Re: Beware the "safe" Airplane

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Re: Beware the "safe" Airplane

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Re: Beware the "safe" Airplane

Postby drseti » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:07 pm

SportPilot wrote:The J3's at Jack Brown's are light sport eligible with Continental 0200 100hp engines.


Those J3s are definitely LSAs. My point is, they aren't registered as LSAs, they just are LSAs.
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Re: Beware the "safe" Airplane

Postby SportPilot » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:27 pm

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Re: Beware the "safe" Airplane

Postby drseti » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:21 pm

SportPilot wrote:I know that.


Of course you do. I was just pointing out that the author of that article doesn't. Sorry for the thread drift -- we can no resume discussing this unfortunate accident.
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