Maintenance Fail

u.1.KIMG2627.JPGThe experimental amature-built airworthiness category is a fantastic option; offering a degree of flexibility and access to new technologies which has often left me, as a factory-built aircraft owner, jealous. That being said, I believe that owners of these aircraft still have a duty to maintain them in a manner which takes reasonable safety precautions for their passengers and the population over which they fly.
Let me say this bluntly... THIS - IS - NOT - OKAY!