Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:34 am

Hey 3D, it figures I find out from the SportPilotTalk forum guys it is registered! Of course, I type in 289BT and N289BT and it shows nothing...?

Yes, TT, I think it is a simple procedure. Midwest Sky Sports and TAF USA handled the paperwork...it is just annoying that the FAA can't catch all of the "errors" upon first review, vs 3 reviews and 3 letters.
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:50 am

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This LSA/EAB/EE is confusing...oh, that's right, the massive federal government is involved! I'll try not to get myself started...and don't forget to file your 1040 today!!!!!!! Mine was only 53 pages this year. Yippee.

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I think this explains your frustration. Probably a topic for another forum.
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:02 am

cam737 wrote:Hey 3D, it figures I find out from the SportPilotTalk forum guys it is registered! Of course, I type in 289BT and N289BT and it shows nothing...?

Yes, TT, I think it is a simple procedure. Midwest Sky Sports and TAF USA handled the paperwork...it is just annoying that the FAA can't catch all of the "errors" upon first review, vs 3 reviews and 3 letters.


Don’t feel bad Cam. I went to the FSDO to get mt UAS certificate, they examined my paperwork, gave me the Temporary certificate then nothing. Was about to call when I got an email from the same guys you heard from. The FSDO processed the wrong form and I had to submit another and they would then send my certificate. Government, so efficient NOT!

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby drseti » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:07 am

Sling 2 Pilot wrote:Government, so efficient NOT!


In the FAA's defense (I can't believe I'm saying this!) all the FSDOs are overworked and understaffed. But, change is on the horizon. Under the new Designee Management System now being rolled out, DPEs (that's me) will be empowered to perform certain FAA administrative certification functions. This will include, for example, issuing Remote Pilot (UAS) certificates.

< commercial>Since DPEs are independent contractors, we are allowed to charge for our services. However, odds are you're more likely to get it done right if you pay one of us a modest fee, rather than having your Public Servants do it for free.</commercial>
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby drseti » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:13 am

FYI, me personal fee schedule for administrative certification functions is found at the bottom of the box on this page:

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:03 pm

tick tock, tick tock, .... just need my registration...please...oh, and airworthiness certificate.... and a cowling....

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby ShawnM » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:30 pm

Looking great cam737, almost there. Love the color scheme. :mrgreen:

If you look close at the registration online there are A LOT of "unknowns" and "nones" on the form. Certainly needs some attention and some updating if you ask me.

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=289BT

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby TimTaylor » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:36 pm

That's because he doesn't have his airworthiness certificate yet.
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:40 pm

ShawnM wrote:Looking great cam737, almost there. Love the color scheme. :mrgreen:

If you look close at the registration online there are A LOT of "unknowns" and "nones" on the form. Certainly needs some attention and some updating if you ask me.

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=289BT

When I lived in Orlando I played a regular poker game at a friends house in Celebration off Waterside Drive just around the corner from you. :D


Shawn,

You have to give the FAA a few months and it should get straightened out. My Sling showed up the same way almost a month after I took delivery. I have a factory built plane. Several weeks after mine originally posted, it was updated with most of the NONE, like year of Manufacture and engine type filled in.

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby ShawnM » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:50 am

Sling 2 Pilot wrote:Shawn,

You have to give the FAA a few months and it should get straightened out. My Sling showed up the same way almost a month after I took delivery. I have a factory built plane. Several weeks after mine originally posted, it was updated with most of the NONE, like year of Manufacture and engine type filled in.


Oh, I agree. I know it takes them months to catch up to the piles of paperwork they have waiting. It was the same way when I changed my N number. I had my new registration in hand when I left the Orlando FSDO and it took about a month and a half before it was updated online. Same with my S-LSA to E-LSA conversion.

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:10 pm

Shawn, thanks!, and, it is a small aviation world! Love our street, but Irma did a number on a lot of the Elms. It appears 289BT is registered based on the FAA web site...maybe paper registration is in the mail? I will call FAA tomorrow...not holding my breath, however!
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Warmi » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:29 pm

On a more general note ... Sling 2 planes , despite being LSAs and having the same gross limits , seems much larger ... almost like one class heavier than a typical low wing LSA.

Looking at their specs - everything seems similar ( wing spans, dimensions etc ) - but there is something about this plane to make it look more substantial.
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:44 pm

Sling 2 MTOW 1540lbs experimental, MTOW 1320lbs (limited by LSA rules), and the Soneca 200 (Sling 2) built in Belgium is 1653lbs MTOW (750kg...maybe a beefed up airframe?).
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