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FAA statement for builders and owners
Special Design & FAA Category Designation Statement

The Mosquito helicopter was designed as a day VFR helicopter. There are two airframe configurations 1) the Ultra-Light (XEL) and 2) the Experimental (XE, XE 285 and XET). The XEL, to meet FAA Ultra-Light requirements was designed to be flown with the floats installed and the fuel system limited to a capacity of five gallons. ANY deviation to the original design and or flight profile puts the XEL into the experimental category. Deviations would include a vertical stabilizer, fins on the hori­zontal stabilizer, a governor, and the thicker windshield.
The Federal Aviation Administration Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 14 applies specific requirements for ultralight (Part 103) and experimental aircraft. As the owner and or operator you must know the classification of the aircraft and follow the rules and requirements at all times. It is your responsibility to know, understand and comply with these rules. Ignorance of the regulations pertaining to the activities you pursue is not an acceptable excuse for violating those regulations.
To be flown as an experimen­tal aircraft the pilot must possess a private pilot’s license. The aircraft must be registered with the FAA (“N” numbered) and pass an airworthiness inspection by a designated Airworthi­ness Representative, (DAR), prior to the first flight. For further information, go to the FAA web site and download Advisory Circular (AC) 20-27F, Certification and Operation of Amateur Built Aircraft.

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