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Old 10-26-2018, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Northernliving View Post
I think this has been discussed here on VAF at length, and the answer is yes, the slider can be opened in flight and there is at least two document cases and one with an egress... speed is unclear.

http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/Ditching.htm

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=38485

There may be others.
Both of those are RV-8's. I assumed we were talking about the -6/7/9 since there is no tip-up available for the -8. Completely different airframe with different air loads.

If you do a search on the side-by-side RV's who have left the canopy open, apparently they won't budge with air loads applied.
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