Mark Baenen's Blog (6)

Airworthiness Inspection -COMPLETE!

Had Todd Davis from the Milwaukee FSDO come to do my airworthiness inspection this AM. Super nice and super helpful!Thank you both FAA and EAA for the great documentation and support. WOW! 

Added by Mark Baenen on March 19, 2019 at 8:31pm — 7 Comments

Corvair-powered STOL CH 750

Todd Davis from the Milwaukee FSDO come to do my airworthiness inspection this AM. Super nice and super helpful! Thank you both FAA and EAA for the great documentation and support. WOW!

Added by Mark Baenen on March 19, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

EAA Amateur Built Certification Kit

For anyone just starting out or almost finished, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the EAA's Amateur Built Certification Kit. It has all the forms, all the steps and all the right language to make getting your paperwork done correctly very easy. It also has good recommendations on the timing to send the various forms in. SUPER helpful!

Added by Mark Baenen on March 6, 2019 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Cowling done and inspection date set!

My nose bowl finally arrived and I spent the weekend fitting the cowling panels - very nice fitting setup from the Weseman's. After that, I finished up my paperwork and sent it off to the FAA. Got a call last week and set the date for the Airworthiness Inspection! - March 19th!…

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Added by Mark Baenen on March 4, 2019 at 2:33pm — 2 Comments

Set The Wings!!!!

Thank you to the Kratochwill boys! Tom and Tyler from Merrimac came down this last weekend and helped me set my wings. Great help! With everything set, I powdercoated all the steel fittings and my dad and I did the install on Monday. Filled up the gas tanks and taxied that afternoon. A little anticlimactic that afternoon as we were beat. BEAT! The…

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Added by Mark Baenen on December 4, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

2nd Annual Engine Starting Party!

Last year on Labor Day I did the first run of my WW Corvair conversion engine on the engine test stand. We had a big crayfish boil and the engine started and ran beautifully - purred like a cat! 

This year we had a seafood boil again and started the engine again - this time in the fuselage. If I had the seats and brakes installed I could have driven it around town. It ran beautifully! (After I readjusted the timing and and got the whole procedure down)

Thank you to the support…

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Added by Mark Baenen on September 6, 2018 at 11:14am — No Comments

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