Builder Tip #58 from HomebuiltHELP 
Engine Oil Analysis for your Homebuilt Aircraft
Sending your oil in for laboratory analysis has great benefits!
This week's Tip provides a challenge for you: to consider if it is worth the cost and time of sending your oil in for scientific analysis each time you change your oil.

Is it not frustrating to worry about the condition of an aircraft engine that you wish to purchase from an owner you do not know? Does a compression check tell you enough about the engine's condition to make you feel confident?

When you go to sell your aircraft - how do you let a prospective buyer know how good your engine is? Does taking a quick flight or running it up on the ground satisfy the desire to feel confident about such an expensive purchase?

Spending a little time to purchase an inexpensive oil analysis kit may pay for itself in many ways.  Periodic reports from an oil analysis regime can also warn you of impending engine failures before they happen
    Evaluating a used engine is a tricky thing!
    A periodic oil analysis tells us many things!
What is involved with Licensing your Experimental Aircraft? 

Building your homebuilt is the fun and rewarding part... but getting it licensed quickly and correctly the first time.. that can be stressful and frustrating... however, we have the perfect solution!

Our DVD will walk you through each step to successfully license your experimental amateur homebuilt aircraft. While you can learn this process from reading books and doing your own research, we make it easier, quicker and less stressful by allowing our instructor to explain the details to you in an easy to understand format.



When to start the licensing process

How to choose your N number - instantly online using your computer

What is the difference between reserving and registering?

Where do I obtain the necessary FAA forms?

How long does it take to have the paperwork processed?

What are the common problems that delay the paperwork?

What happens during the inspection process?

How can I prepare for the inspection?

Can I choose my inspector?

What is the inspector looking for?

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