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Ptbob484
 Post subject: Canopy - Latch open
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:28 pm 
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Hi guys. Anyone know how to make the canopy stay open when one is taxing?


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Jeff J
 Post subject: Re: Canopy - Latch open
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:46 pm 
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I block it with my arm.

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TonyNZ
 Post subject: Re: Canopy - Latch open
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:20 pm 
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Yep so do I.

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fytrplt
 Post subject: Re: Canopy - Latch open
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:10 am 
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Copilot's duty during run up.

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Jeff J
 Post subject: Re: Canopy - Latch open
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:10 am 
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I flew with it unlatched one day. I was by myself and the canopy closed at the beginning of the run up. By the time I finished the run up I had forgotten about it. No harm done but now I latch it shut before I do the run up.

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Tony Ginn
 Post subject: Re: Canopy - Latch open
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:21 pm 
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I bent up a stainless steel tab that catches the roller bearings in their aft-most position. Works great.


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jrevens
 Post subject: Re: Canopy - Latch open
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:16 am 
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"I bent up a stainless steel tab that catches the roller bearings in their aft-most position. Works great."

I think I'm the one who came up with that idea quite a few years ago, Tony... works pretty well, especially if you don't have a lot of sidewall upholstery in that area. I know I sent some stainless material to your brother for that purpose back when.


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ScottECG
 Post subject: Re: Canopy - Latch open
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:46 am 
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I can confirm that 149RH has an identical tab John. Tony, Did you make it for Scott?


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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: Canopy - Latch open
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:41 pm 
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Made mine from scraps in the where did I put that drawer ? ::) Nothing more than a small piece of angle , a piece of spring steel and a nylon latch made from some left over nylon strip . I also used miniature screws and nuts . :P To keep the canopy open I push with one hand to the full open position and then push foward on the canopy to seat the frame in the nylon latch . To close push the canopy full open with one hand hold open the nylon latch portion and then push the canopy frame past the nylon latch . :o BADA BING , BADA BOOM ![b][/b]

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