Conversion Manuals -building a plane and trying to save the wrong $75.
If you were one of the people who thought the tone of my last story was a little harsh, let me share a little insight: I have been getting about one ‘special person’ a day lately, and the letter here Who is responsible for the parts we use? is just a sample of the kind of special stuff arriving lately.
Try this: A person in El Paso who sent in the distributor with the cut wire in this story: Ignition “issues” and I-U-S-F , who claimed it was defective although it ran fine, when directly questioned about some information he was missing, said that he made the choice that he wasn’t going to buy a conversion manual from me. His plan was to only buy the parts, and save the $75. His reason was that he was just going to read stuff on line and on my website.
Above is a sample instruction sheet that comes with all of our parts, including all the ones the person in El Paso purchased. The lines in yellow plainly state that you can not use the parts without a manual and have it be airworthy. Ask yourself, who reads this on all the sheets, and still thinks it is a good idea not to buy a Manual? Perhaps the man objected to my lavish $10/hr life style, and felt that it justified any action he might take to save $75. Your guess is as good as mine, as I have no understanding of that approach to aviation and expecting success.