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Old 11-22-2010, 01:27 AM
danbenua danbenua is offline
 
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Default Instrument Panel Top Curve

If you are making a tip-over canopy, you can ignore the plans for
the instrument panel top curve and just match it to the front bow
of the canopy frame. You will want to make the forward top skin
line up just below the top of the canopy bow. A strip of aluminum
attached to the top of the forward canopy bow overlaps the panel
and forward top skin to form a glare shield. This is shown crypically
in SK-54.

Also keep in mind that control stick must clear the bottom edge of
the panel. As you increase the panel height to fit in more stuff, your
stick must also get shorter. I'm using an Infinity grip in my RV-3B and
tried to keep the stick as long as possible while clearing the panel.

- Dan Benua
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