Dr. Edward M. Moody II's Blog (3)

Showing the flag at Farmerville, LA Fly-in

This morning I found that my dad and I were internet stars in a video montage from this weekend's EAA fly-in at Farmerville, LA (Union Parish Airport / F87). Trying to evade as much of the heat as possible, we flew up there early and were the first arrival so the Papa Goose got video coverage at the fuel pump right at the beginning of the video.

We had to bug out before the P-51 arrived but we did get to see the low pass by the Air Tractor crop duster, complete with airshow…


Added by Dr. Edward M. Moody II on September 13, 2010 at 10:29am — 3 Comments

Canopy propping strut for 601 forward tilt canopy

There has been some discussion of devices to prop open the forward tilting canopy among the group lately so I decided to describe the one I made.

It is a strip of 6061-T6 aluminum 1/8" thick, one inch wide and about 15 inches long. It has been lightened and the last lightening hole is made a little larger than the rest. That one can slip over the canopy latch striker.

At the… Continue

Added by Dr. Edward M. Moody II on July 2, 2009 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

Simple Canopy Safety Tether for 601XL

Although I have not yet made the first flight, I believe that having the canopy open inflight might mess up my hair.... and my underwear. I therefore set about scheming on how I could tether the canopy so that it either could not move at all or at least not lift very far if it unlatched. Noise I can handle, but turning the cabin into a wind tunnel test is not my idea of a good time.

I wanted the following features:

(1) Easy to find parts.

(2) Cheap as… Continue

Added by Dr. Edward M. Moody II on May 1, 2009 at 2:02pm — 4 Comments

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