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English Minicab Plans

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David Riggs
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#1 Posted: 2/21/2011 18:45:05

    
 Hi

I have recently come across a set of Xeroxed plans for a plane called a GY20 "Minicab" or "Babyclub".   It looks like a sweet little craft but all the notes and specs are given in French only.  

Anybody know where a translation or a set of English plans can be obtained?   Also, does this design qualify for the E-LSA classification?

On a related subject, is there a list of approved plans for E-LSA aircraft?  I've seen one alluded to but haven't been able to find it.

Thanks!

Dave



Clarke Tate
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#2 Posted: 2/21/2011 19:33:58

Hello Dave,

You might take a look at this link over at the LAA, the UK equivalent of the EAA.

http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/pdf/DataSheets/Minicab.pdf 

The sheet says the current plans cost is 150 GBP.

I believe at one time that Falconar in Canada sold plans too. Their website no longer shows a Minicab.

It looks like a very nice aircraft! I always liked the SIPA which Yves Gardan also designed.

Good luck.

Clarke



C Tate
Earl Downs
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#3 Posted: 2/25/2011 12:50:43

Dave

 

There are only 2 ways to certify an aircraft as an E-LSA. 1-It must be built from a kit produced as an E-LSA, and the manufacturer of the kit must have first certified the aircraft as an S-LSA. 2- An S-LSA may bere-certified as an E-LSA.

 

Any plane you build that falls under the amateur built rulesand meets the FAR 1 definition of LSA may be operated by a sport pilot. It doesnot have to be certified as an E-LSA. 

Earl