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Wondering if minor airframe repairs have to be logged or a 337 filed.   Any help would be appreciated.   Thanks.  

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No 337's for SLSA aircraft. Any repair should be logged, but sometimes minor stuff might get missed. If the repair is listed in the MM a simple log entry is all that is needed. If it is not in the MM, then you should have a MRA from the manufacture. 

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I once passed on the purchase of a very nice C182 because repairs were not documented and the owner denied there had ever been any damage. The shop doing the pre-buy said everything seemed to be done first class and they could not figure out why the owner was trying to hide it.

So, my advice is to document and don't ever try to hide anything.

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I am learning that Flying is a lonely, huge responsibility-laden experience for us PICs.  We are responsible for everything, including the physical condition of our planes.  Anything mechanical has issues, bugs, fixes and possibly dings.  Best practice is full documentation of all AD's and repairs, large or small to build credibility with the plane for 1) re-sale marketability, and, 2) in the event (God forbid) there is an accident.  

Regarding #2, if something was done to the airplane and it wasn't documented, that's a credibility ding during an investigation.  Don't take the risk on credibility.  At the Roger Lee Rotax course he stressed full documentation, replete with thorough notes...  Roger is correct.

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