I started my project 5 years ago things have changed a great deal from that point. One takes a path and can deviate little without incurring great expense. My path has varied , but only at a few points . Reading the articles in the monthly issues , gave a chance to do it better. a few times.
The real problem has been no sounding board . No one to talk to. I have a few people in my circle 2 pilots. they have been most helpful but they had no interest in UL's . Most are just ignorant of flight and communicating with them gets an oooh or aaaah that isn't very helpful. I have had my local Tech counselor look at my project . I have very positive discussion with him.
currently the plane is on track as A 103. the grey area is how do I get there. It seems I have to decertify the plane. if that is so then do I have to register it as an experimental and have it flown by a pilot holding a certificate or can I still yet without training fly it after training of course. and prove its qualification.
A special note this plane is fixed wing pusher with V-tail in a sea plane configuration and features wing warping instead of aileron
Training for this seems a far reach and may be impossible to find.
the accompanying picture show landing gear they will not be there.
The plane has evolved into this. The engine is a 440 Kawi swinging a 68 inch IVO with a 2.8 to 1 Mic
ro V. In the original statement it says wing warping that was removed . The beginning Questions have all been answered as well.
For the record the complete airframe with all amenities full gauges all the controls and wired, is tight I need to find a few more lbs to rid. It weighs in at 298 as you see it .I use the hanging scales you see its the best I have. I suppose if I configure with a soft pack chute I would make my totals after covering as is.
I used edit and put this up front I dont think everyone wants to look 4 pages back for the updates