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Old April 17th 19, 09:08 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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In the Wings and Wheels classified ads there is listed a Taurus selflaunch glider for sale.
Originally it was N797SD, sn 107T503LSA. Currently carrying a different N number and serial number, but it is the same glider.
This Taurus was involved in a hangar fire about 4 years ago in Memphis, Tn. While the flames did not reach the glider temperatures were high enough to melt the canopy Plexiglas. That is a temperature of about 325 F.
The manufacturer, Pipistrel d.o.o of Ajdovscina, Slovenia has declared this glider un-airworthy and will provide no customer support. They are shocked that it has not been destroyed and is now considered safe for flight.
Caveat Emptor
Robert Mudd Pipistrel dealer and service center.
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Old April 17th 19, 03:25 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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In the past haven't some people paid a manufacturer for "twice baked" wings to reduce spar shrinkage?....

This one just had it done fully assembled...
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Old April 17th 19, 04:40 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 3:08:53 AM UTC-5, wrote:
In the Wings and Wheels classified ads there is listed a Taurus selflaunch glider for sale.
Originally it was N797SD, sn 107T503LSA. Currently carrying a different N number and serial number, but it is the same glider.
This Taurus was involved in a hangar fire about 4 years ago in Memphis, Tn. While the flames did not reach the glider temperatures were high enough to melt the canopy Plexiglas. That is a temperature of about 325 F.
The manufacturer, Pipistrel d.o.o of Ajdovscina, Slovenia has declared this glider un-airworthy and will provide no customer support. They are shocked that it has not been destroyed and is now considered safe for flight.
Caveat Emptor
Robert Mudd Pipistrel dealer and service center.


insert 'represented' instead of "considered"?
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Old April 18th 19, 05:09 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 4:08:53 AM UTC-4, wrote:
In the Wings and Wheels classified ads there is listed a Taurus selflaunch glider for sale.
Originally it was N797SD, sn 107T503LSA. Currently carrying a different N number and serial number, but it is the same glider.
This Taurus was involved in a hangar fire about 4 years ago in Memphis, Tn. While the flames did not reach the glider temperatures were high enough to melt the canopy Plexiglas. That is a temperature of about 325 F.
The manufacturer, Pipistrel d.o.o of Ajdovscina, Slovenia has declared this glider un-airworthy and will provide no customer support. They are shocked that it has not been destroyed and is now considered safe for flight.
Caveat Emptor
Robert Mudd Pipistrel dealer and service center.


Currently carrying a different N number and serial number, but it is the same glider.

I get the 'different N-Number' part but how can one change the serial number of an aircraft??

Uli
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Old April 18th 19, 05:57 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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That is easy enough. Ask the guys that fly the Duo Discus with the serial number SS01 in a far away country
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Old April 18th 19, 07:01 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:08:53 AM UTC-7, wrote:

Originally it was N797SD, sn 107T503LSA. Currently carrying a different N number and serial number...


Searching the FAA database on the N-number in the ad, I see that it reports the exact serial number you cite. So that record is straight.

As for the ad reporting the serial number as 177, that could be a simple typo on 107, which is likely the part of the serial number that represents the aircraft's position in the production sequence.

--Bob K.
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Old April 18th 19, 07:22 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:02:01 PM UTC-4, Bob Kuykendall wrote:
On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:08:53 AM UTC-7, wrote:

Originally it was N797SD, sn 107T503LSA. Currently carrying a different N number and serial number...


Searching the FAA database on the N-number in the ad, I see that it reports the exact serial number you cite. So that record is straight.

As for the ad reporting the serial number as 177, that could be a simple typo on 107, which is likely the part of the serial number that represents the aircraft's position in the production sequence.

--Bob K.


That makes sense - thanks, Bob!
On my glider, the serial numbers of the fuselage, three wings and tail are all different and got put together under A/C serial # 228.

Uli
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Old April 19th 19, 04:49 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:22:15 PM UTC-6, AS wrote:
On Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:02:01 PM UTC-4, Bob Kuykendall wrote:
On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:08:53 AM UTC-7, wrote:

Originally it was N797SD, sn 107T503LSA. Currently carrying a different N number and serial number...


Searching the FAA database on the N-number in the ad, I see that it reports the exact serial number you cite. So that record is straight.

As for the ad reporting the serial number as 177, that could be a simple typo on 107, which is likely the part of the serial number that represents the aircraft's position in the production sequence.

--Bob K.


That makes sense - thanks, Bob!
On my glider, the serial numbers of the fuselage, three wings and tail are all different and got put together under A/C serial # 228.

Uli
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Uli, but I believe the registration is based on your fuselage SN# . I have documents for a Libelle where the original fuselage was damaged and was swapped out with an earlier fuselage (earlier construction technique use with less glass)and the repair station swapped out the SN# placard with the later fuselage.. Now that was just wrong!
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Old April 19th 19, 06:09 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Wouldn't it be convenient for a manufacturer to avoid servicing or any other obligations by simply "declaring it unairworthy" without seeing it?

Have you seen it in person?
 




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