Re: Elevator balance check.
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First of all, hows does the A&P “Think” he will balance the control surfaces?
Here is a perfect example why no A&P should ever touch an aircraft that he/she does not fully understand.
The A&P is looking for a number that doesn’t exist. Your due diligence is enough and you have gathered the information of what the plans say to do. Because of the experimental nature of our airplanes they are not required to comply with anything. If you choose to fly your Berkut with unbalanced ailerons , you can give it a whirl (although unwise).
The A&P is shopping for compliance when all he needs to be doing is insuring it is in condition for safe operation and he has absolutely no guidance other than what the plans, newsletters or pilot handbook shows us.
If the inspection was performed by a person who knew exactly what they were doing, you would not be asking the forum for their expertise (and not everyone on this forum knows the answer).
Be careful who you listen to,