Louet Octado Floor Loom Fly Shuttle Mechanism
The flying shuttle employs a track (the "race") which runs along the front of the beater, from side to side. åÊThe shuttle travels in this track. åÊThe lower threads of the shed rest on the track and the shuttle slides over them. åÊThis allows for weaving on a wide loom without having to physically move from one side to the other in order to "throw" the shuttle.