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    I would love to build a Glasair III but now that the kits are being produced in China I am leery of their material QC.
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    My dad built an experimental when i was a little kid. It was a single seat, open cockpit "Mini Max". It could take off and land in around 150 feet. It was fun to watch him fly but i preferred our family friends piper cub so i could go along.

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    I work on, repair, and inspect fighter aircraft as my job. Have also done a bit of work on light aircraft.. If you are looking into this and have any questions feel free to PM me. If I don't have answers I work with some very knowledgeable people who could steer you in the right direction..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dann_ View Post
    I work on, repair, and inspect fighter aircraft as my job. Have also done a bit of work on light aircraft.. If you are looking into this and have any questions feel free to PM me. If I don't have answers I work with some very knowledgeable people who could steer you in the right direction..
    Out of curiosity, what airframes do you service/are you familiar with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Shake View Post
    Out of curiosity, what airframes do you service/are you familiar with?
    I carried out my apprenticeship on an Aermacchi MB-339 airframe, have carried out work on light aircraft that I have flown, Cessna 152/172 and currently am working on F/A-18 A and B model airframe. If my career transition doesn't work out this coming year hoping to be transferred onto the larger platform 737.

    Are you also in the industry?

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    I'm not; at least, not yet.

    I'm looking to start flying lessons this year, and go back to school to study mechanical and aerospace engineering within the next 3 years. I'm always looking sources of info to read, and for knowledgeable people to speak to.

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    Very cool.

    I love planes.
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    Building it is not a big problem. Getting it certified to fly is a huge one. FAA rules are pretty strict.
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    I helped my old man build 2 kit aircraft

    We built a xair falcon reg G-CDPS the ps been his initials

    And we built a jabiru reg G-JABY

    The xair was sold once certified (felt like a death trap) and the jabiru was kept for a year after certified but he only flew it for a few hours, again IMO felt like a death trap.

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