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Old 12-26-2018, 05:26 PM
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Default Lots of them!!

Can't give you exact numbers but I've sold lots of the canopy latches to RV14 builders.

As Eric mentioned, you have to adapt it to the 14 but it is not a huge undertaking. Like many of the parts for our planes a little thought, ingenuity and tools go into the process.

I do not have a drawing for the 14 because I don't have access to a 14 kit. I do plane to get a copy of that page of the instructions and see if we can do a drawing. Either way, from the many I've talked to, it was not a big deal to install.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:41 PM
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Can't give you exact numbers but I've sold lots of the canopy latches to RV14 builders.

As Eric mentioned, you have to adapt it to the 14 but it is not a huge undertaking. Like many of the parts for our planes a little thought, ingenuity and tools go into the process.

I do not have a drawing for the 14 because I don't have access to a 14 kit. I do plane to get a copy of that page of the instructions and see if we can do a drawing. Either way, from the many I've talked to, it was not a big deal to install.
Darwin,
I have a QB Fuselage at KGEU, if you want to visit and take measurements send me a PM.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:42 PM
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We did a retrofit on our RV-7A to the JD Air latch. It works well, looks great and has that "Lexus" feel versus the Van's latch which, while functional, is merely adequate.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:56 PM
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Please provide a drawing for the RV14 latch I purchased.

Just don't want to take any chances of a mistake on the QB fuselage. That skin would take weeks to replace if the latch holes were misplaced using the older RV7 drawing. The risk is too great for me and I don't have time for the R&D work. Given the many latch's that have been sold, someone can replicate a drawing for the part seller.
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:03 AM
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Eric,
Is the template that is taped to your fuselage a 1:1 scale drawing? If so, can you post a .pdf copy so I can review. Many Thanks for the pics.
It seems to me that the template on JDAIR pdf is scaled 1:1.

Look at : https://www.jdair.com/content/Tip%20...20pages%20.PDF
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:25 AM
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I appears you did not install the key lock portion of the latch, or maybe not yet. How will you lock the canopy without it?
I'll install it in january, but I think to lock the rear of the latch pushrod C-01421 to prevent moving back when locked.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:16 PM
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Thanks. I get it now. The question is how badly I want to cut holes in my fuselage.
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Does anyone have an un-installed JD Air Canopy Latch kit sitting on the shelf? I'm at the point where I really need to get the latch installed on my fuselage skin, but it's on back-order. If you're willing to lend / sell me your kit, I will gladly replace it as soon as the kit is back in stock at JD Air.

JD Air has indicated that his production run should be back in stock soon.
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