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EAA Introduces Free Online Builder's Log for Members
October 24, 2019 - A new, online EAA Builder's Log that is free for all EAA members to use to document their projects and demonstrate compliance with the FAA's 51 percent rule is up and running at EAA.org/BuildersLog.
The EAA Builder's Log allows members to post an unlimited number of entries, which can consist of photos, text, PDF documents, Excel files, and more, to create a detailed record of the work done on build and restoration projects alike.
The EAA Builder's Log is a great way to show your work to a designated airworthiness representative, and to simply have a searchable reference on your project. After a successful soft launch at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, the site is open and ready for more build projects.
"Our hope is the EAA Builder's Log will support our homebuilding members, allow them to share useful information, and make it easier to document compliance with the 51 percent rule," said EAA Director of Chapters and Homebuilding Charlie Becker. "Additionally, the searchable online log will be a great help to builders who may need to troubleshoot an issue with their aircraft."
Users can follow along other builds, although there is also a private entry feature that allows some entries to be visible to only the creator of the build log. It's also possible to document multiple builds at once, and multiple builders can contribute to the log in the case of group build projects.
The EAA Builder's Log resulted from a collaboration with EAA member, aircraft builder, and programmer Don White. Many members already know Don's work from the Young Eagles day software that he developed for EAA to make it easier to host a Young Eagles rally.
For more information on using the EAA Builder's Log, a helpful webinar is available for EAA members to watch.