- Al Hodges has rounded
up and compiled an incredible amount of information for Canard
owners and fliers. If you are new to these aircraft, you will
find a treasure chest of wisdom and resources in Two Thousand Ways to Fly a
Canard. Al has also posted a First
Flight Handbook. They are in the Articles section.
Cobb recently completed an after-sale inspection for a new VariEze
owner. What he found was not what the owner expected and resulted
in a grounded (maybe permanently) airplane. Eric advises Buyer Beware. It's in the Articles section.
and Al Hodges was determined to be there. He had to cross
the continent to do it, and met some memorable people along the way.
As usual, Al's writing style really brings this journey to
life. It's in the Articles section.
notice has been issued by Rutan Aircraft Factory. It requires
that you must ground your Vari-Eze, Long-EZ or Defiant until
you have performed the specified inspections for possible corrosive
damage to critical aircraft parts. Failure to do so could result
in an in-flight structural failure with fatal injuries.)
Yake's extensive "Resource Guide for Nonbuilder Owners of Canard
Composite Aircraft" is now posted in
the Articles section. If you purchased
your Canard from its original builder, there is a lot that you need
to know. This guide will answer dozens of questions that
you might (should) have about maintaining your aircraft. Thanks,
essay on repairing a damaged main landing gear. More
importantly, it's an example of what can happen if you don't do it
right the first time. If you are thinking of purchasing an
airplane built by someone else, you can learn an important lesson
here. It's in the Articles
section. (Caution, image intensive - download could take a while)
Formation Flying can be enjoyable if done properly. Dan Patch,
San Diego EZ Squadron Safety Officer, has posted an excellent
presentation on the subject to promote safety. On the first
page is a link that will also allow you to download it as a PowerPoint
Aircraft has issued a "Mandatory Ground" bulletin on aircraft that are flying with modified
elevators. This is a "Must Read" for anyone
that owns or flies a canard aircraft.
canard-type pilots, planes and projects are invited to register in
the "Member Directory".
If you have a photo to accompany your aircraft information,
send it by email (JPEG or GIF please), or we can scan in a photo (tell
us by email and we'll send back a postal address). All composite,
canard aircraft are welcome.
There are now some
articles in the "Canard Pusher Reprints". You will find all articles of general
interest, safety information, innovative improvements, and some good
adventure stories. There are no reprinted plans changes because
it would be impossible to guarantee their accuracy.
What a year! What a party!
you have an experience to share, a safety issue, a good story, or
something of interest to builders and fliers, please submit it to
the webmaster for possible inclusion in the "Articles" section.