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Design Criterion

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Oct 12, 2007
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Hi all. <?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />

A quick introduction - I am just starting a 4-year contract in South Africa and have decided to build a Skybolt. I have the plans and am assembling the tools. I have been lurking on this site for a while and am impressed with such a great resource!

I have a question however, due to a problem generated by the South African CAA. To build and ulimately fly an experimental aircraft in South Africa, you must be issued with a 'build number'. To get this magical number you must provide

(quote) ....please refer to part 24 and SA-CATS-NTCA (24.01.2 Airworthiness) for thedocumentation that needs to be submitted for a build number. The CATSrefers to the documents which need to be submitted such as design criteria, engineering design analysis etc. Appendix C in the cats refers tothe checklist for aerodynamic analysis and the standards to which the aircraft was built to.... (unquote).

Usual bureaucracy; but without some design criteria or aerodynamic analysis, I will struggle to get the build number.

Can anyone point me in the right direction for finding some of the design info behind the Skybolt (if it exists)?

Thanks for your advice.

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