I am wondering if there are any builders on this forum in Northern Ontario? I am looking into building my first kit and would like to know if anyone in the area I could talk to or meet for some assistance and questions.
Just finishing up my Aircam and I'm currently waiting on my C of R from Transport Canada. They say 4 to 6 weeks. Then my MD-RA final inspection.
Anyone have some insight on how long all the paperwork back and forth takes? i'm getting anxious since the Aircam is open cockpit and it will get pretty cool in the cockpit come September/October....
I heard about your build from Dan (MD-RA Dude here) and he was looking forward to inspecting it. CofR was pretty quick. Took me maybe a couple of weeks...
Took me five weeks to get my CofA after the final... .
There was a snafu on the paperwork (not my fault) which caused a delay and the submission has to be peer reviewed by another inspector who happened to be in Oshkosh when the paperwork went back. Lucked out and MD-RA office was able to text him in Osh and he emailed me the paperwork so I could get airborne....
If you don't have any fixes that needs done and no paperwork issues it should take 2 or 3 (3 likely) weeks to get your c of a. I flew mine for the first time last week and it was AWESOME. Drop me a pm if you have any questions. I'd love to see your aircam!
Will be basing the Aircam out at our camp (cottage) at Shebandowan so any time you want to come out and see let me know. Once you get the floats under yours you can fly out and visit - even better! Be interested to see yours as well as it was one of the airplanes I had seriously considered before I picked the aircam. Still trying to decide what my second offense (build) may be....
Thanks for the offer for information and if I come up against something else I'll drop you a line. i'm sure you'll be busy for the next while flying off your 25 hours. Lucky you! Hoping i can get mine started before September before it gets too cold outside. Open cockpit is nice in July/August. Not sure how I'll be liking it come September/October.....
I'm out in Kakabeka on Hangar Lot #5 if you ever get out that way, I'm there most week-ends now. The Canadian $ has tanked so I might put off getting the floats until it improves since the float kits from Zen are all US $ priced.
Thinking of starting my next build this winter instead. Going to be a Hummel H5 and toying with the idea of putting a Garret JFS100-13 turbine on it! A pure "Shits and Giggles" plane for sure but the 12 gal. an hour burn would be worth it just for the sound!
Got my C of A back from Transport Canada in a week and two days. Very impressed with the quick turn around on that.
Just got my final inspection signed of from Dan from MD-RA today so now I wait to get the C of A.....
Hopefully it will be a quick turn on that and then i can fly!
May have helped that i incessantly hounded the inspector's reviewer.
Phil Lockwood in town today and first flight tomorrow.