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Whether you paint your Experimental aircraft or not, it is easy and affordable to create a one of a kind look using vinyl graphics. This video Tip will show how to get started using vinyl for lettering, decals and even color images that can be designed and applied yourself. You can even skip painting altogether. Watch and start thinking about what you can create for your homebuilt aircraft to make it special.
Inspection Day: What to Expect when Using a DAR (homebuilt aircraft) - HomebuiltHELP
Before flying a newly built experimental homebuilt aircraft, the builder must have his aircraft inspected by either the FAA or a DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative ). Many times the FAA is too busy or unavailable to perform these inspections, so we must turn to a DAR to perform the service. In this video we interview a DAR who explains how a DAR functions in this process and what to expect during the inspection. Learn how to get started with your aircraft inspection and certification using a DAR.
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