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w3crr at aerialacts.com
Fri Nov 11 16:55:15 EST 2005
A Cozy MkIV, eh? Nice! Did you "homebrew" her?
Shortly after I got out of the Navy, I stepped down from my F-4 Phantom
II to a Jeanie's Teeny II. In fact, I built and test flew Cal Parker's
prototype in Pensacola. This miniscule airplane was far more
frightening (and injurious) than my warbird had been. I must admit,
though, the Teeny was superior in one respect. Its numbers were very
easy to remember. All V-speeds were the same: 85 mph (knots not yet
being recognized by civil aviation) -- with the exception of Vno and Vne
which were, I suspect, about 86 mph. I did not push the envelope.
There was none.
After the broomstick-balancing airwork, somewhat akin to flying two
rotorcraft at once, I flared prettily for my first and only landing
before a massive aircraft redesign by Mr. Parker. Big mistake! We
pancaked -- the little plane and I -- and both suffered considerable
bruising of our respective undercarriages. As they say down South, I
was stove up for a month.
Years later I overheard Cal at an EAA event telling a fan (with his
characteristic drawl), "I designed the Teeny Two so that any idiot could
build and fly it."
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