Bell OH-58 category changing experimental to restricted
Posted 08 May 2006 - 21:20
Posted 13 May 2006 - 15:52
over the years tho, i have had many discussions about "experimental" catagory,,,,, the bottom line is? either a homebuilt OR up to the local FSDO. If that doesnt work? try Oklahoma city, they are the governing office.
ie: Anyone ever try to get a "timed out" helicopter certified in the "experimental" catagory? I have heard some say it can be done, ( i personally wudn't even consider it) and would love to hear of anyone that has done it successfully. ( altho i will graciously decline a ride in it)
Posted 13 May 2006 - 22:09
If its in experimental , that may be all that it is elligible for here in usa.
some Oh-58's built under contract for foriegn military - so not able to prove TC conformance , thus experimental only.
There are several aftermarket TC's available for restricted opps , but only certain S/N ships will comply.
If ship has proper P/W a special use airworthiness for restricted opps can be issued if conformity is done with a DAR. Most aftermarket Restricted TC's only for certain type spray systems -- and may need a field approval for the spray sytem itself which is a big challenge these days, if no STC for it. Of recent most
letters of limitations - very limited agricultural opps only etc. and no congested area work.
Go with civ 206 -- better deal all around-- some have done well with the 58 , but bought in back when you
could get a ship up andgoing for 250 or less.
Posted 02 July 2008 - 18:19
I am considering to aquire an OH-58 for aerial application. Most of the OH-58's that I have seen for sale are in the experimental category. How would I go about getting the category changed.
Call Vic at Aero Falcon in Porterville, CA
Edited by helojim39, 02 July 2008 - 18:20.
Posted 06 July 2008 - 18:32
Are you in the ag business now? Got lots of work?Got a platform truck? need an ag pilot?
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