Yikes! (the pic makes it look a lot worse than it actually is)
This happened at the paint shop already during reassembly, the painter fixed it perfect. Happened again this morning. Been about 15 flights in between.
The best I can tell the is that I left the canopy up on it's pins, which keeps it at an angle, on Saturday. Came out today to fly, lifted the canopy, and "pop", this happened. I think what has happened is that it was in a position where the front thin aluminum was touching *every so slightly* and it got a little tacky (temperature change?) and held it in place just long enough for the lip to catch the seal. The more it raised, the more it started bending and digging in.
Already talked with the painter, he can fix it again. Evoke is great, took my call on Christmas Eve, love Jonathan and his team.
The silver you see isn't from the canopy catching, it's from where I cut out some of the proseal so I could get the canopy up to take it off without causing more bending/damage. I had to wedge a credit card under there to get the canopy up, took some paint off the lip in the process.
At any rate, my questions to you guys:
1) Anyone else have this or a similar issue?
2) How much material did you have to take off the factory inset on the front of the canopy for fitting?
3) Any suggestions on how to permanently fix so it doesn't do it again?
4) Would *LOVE* to see pics of your fitment here for comparison.
Right now, my plan is to take about 1/16 of material off the front lip where Vans already provides an inset cut.
It's well fitting canopy, very good clearance all around.
And Merry Christmas