I have spoken to a few AP's about the proposed new regs, seems none are enthusiastic about it?
I looked at it closely and I must admit, as man who likes to 'tinker' it seems it will create some problems. On the other forum I read the response from RAASA.
RAASA and Aeroclub have (IMO) sufficient regulations in place to see to it NTCA are safe, in some cases over regulation will see some problems surface that will have a negative impact on safety (180 degrees out of phase with the intention) this could see many pilots and home builders not embracing the changes and in fact thereby see safety of certain segments being compromised.
I appreciate that the authority is trying to make our hobby and sport safer? but I cant help wondering how many accidents or deaths arise from guys taking shortcuts on the tech side? So is this the place to add more reg's?
Rather simply apply the regs currently in place and offer more in depth courses for AP's and home builders and encourage that the many highly skilled people who make it possible for lessor enthusiasts to fly share there knowledge, at as little cost as possible.
As it stands this new proposed regulation will prohibit me doing the most basic of things? static balancing of a propeller ? Splinting the reduction box and adding a slipper clutch or shims???
Rant mode off
As I raise my glass (filled with a single malt Glenn) I cant but wonder if they have intention that will see some sectors gain financially