E-LSA Q & A
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1. What qualifies as an LSA?
An E-LSA airplane is a copy of a certified S-LSA aircraft. In order to
qualify as an E-LSA the airplane must have started out as such from the
factory. The manufacturer then maintains a traceable level of parts and
quality control throughout the process and provides the purchaser with a
written statement certifying that the aircraft meets all standards set forth.
2. What does the builder have to do?
The only responsibility for the builder is to certify that all work done on the
aircraft complies with the manufacturers standards for that kit.
3. Can I make changes to the LSA aircraft?
The answer is yes and no. The airplane must first be built to the exact
same specs as outlined by the manufacturer for the S-LSA version. Once
that is done and the airplane has been licensed, then you may make any
changes that you like including, engine and instruments.
4. Why are LSA more expensive?
In order to produce an E-LSA the manufacturer must first have a certified
S-LSA aircraft. This certification process is very lengthy and expensive.
The manufacturer must then put strict quality control standards in effect in
order to maintain the same integrity for each of the E-LSA.