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Wanted S-Tec System 30 Paper work

Morgan3820

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Yes, they can for huge amounts of money.

I have been thinking of one of the new experimental unit, removing the servo and control head at annual time.
 
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Yes, they can for huge amounts of money.

I have been thinking of one of the new experimental unit, removing the servo and control head at annual time.
My avionics guy told me that the STC is tail number specific and to be legal, STEC has to issue the STC for YOUR tail number, which accounts for the huge amounts of money.
 

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I have been thinking of one of the new experimental unit, removing the servo and control head at annual time.
Lovely.

You might as well just drop the insurance on your airplane while you are at it.

And surrender your Airworthiness Certificate to your local FSDO.
 
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My avionics guy told me that the STC is tail number specific and to be legal, STEC has to issue the STC for YOUR tail number, which accounts for the huge amounts of money.
Yes, they have you by the short hairs and know it.
 

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Lovely.

You might as well just drop the insurance on your airplane while you are at it.

And surrender your Airworthiness Certificate to your local FSDO.

Hundreds, thousands of aircraft fly all day, every day around the US without benefit of FAA approval. I know this because I work on them. The US military never asks the FAA for permission to do anything. The FAA does not generate lift for the wings or start the engine.

But anyway, I was just pointing out that the new generation of autopilots have come a long way from the old S-tec stuff. Where is the sense that the autopilot is great for my RV-6, but not for my PA-28? :confused:

Autopilots can be a great safety enhancer. The FAA needs to get off its butt and streamline the approval process or get out of the business.
 

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...the new generation of autopilots have come a long way from the old S-tec stuff. Where is the sense that the autopilot is great for my RV-6, but not for my PA-28? :confused:

Autopilots can be a great safety enhancer. The FAA needs to get off its butt and streamline the approval process or get out of the business.

Agree with you on all points here, for sure!
 
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