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Finally got around to applying for my Repairman Certificate. My XL is an EAB, Experimental Amateur Built. I applied last year when I received my Airworthiness, but it was kicked back by the Salt Lake City FSDO. You are required to apply in person, Boise and Portland have the same requirement.
I had been using my plans as my building log, writing the date on the pages that section was completed. There were many pictures stored on my laptop. And I sent the link to my Blog page here at Zenith.aero where I had documented the SAIB upgrade extensively. Zenith.aero didn't exist when I began building. So, all you really need is the plans with notes and Blogs detailing your progress on this site.
He had viewed my Blogs, showed him a few pages with dates on my plans and we discussed the SAIB upgrade. That was all it took to convince him I had built my XL. Walked out 15 minutes later with my Temporary Airman Certificate with the privileges of "Experimental Repairman". The permanent certificate will be mailed.
The timing is perfect, I'm due for a Condition Inspection at the end of this month.
Live long a prosper!