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Old 06-09-2017, 06:05 AM
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Yesterday I needed to be in Hugo OK for work, instead of driving 2.5 hrs why not fly right?
All of the mentoring I've received for the ~8, I must have missed the conversation about covering the canopy if you let it sit all day in the sun.

WOW was it hot !!!!

My G5 said battery failure
G3X screen was sooo hot I could barely read it
IPAD had a thermometer symbol on the screen

I can only assume everyone except me has some sort of cover for the canopy or one of those foil looking windshield fold outs.....what does most RV8 drivers use ????
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:05 AM
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I just bought this one:

https://www.aircraftcovers.com/RV8

I like the fact it also covers the baggage door
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:58 AM
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I either put on the cover, or leave the canopy cracked open a couple of inches when the airplane is out in teh sun - otherwise, everything will melt!
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:13 PM
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I can only assume everyone except me has some sort of cover for the canopy or one of those foil looking windshield fold outs.....what does most RV8 drivers use ????
I would be worried about a "foil" sun shield reflecting enough solar energy to deform the canopy.
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:28 PM
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Default Possible cure on the way.

Just ordered the Bruce cover, hope it works well.....maybe I will be disciplined enough to use it....getting lazy in my old age.
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:00 PM
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I had an old car sunshade - foil type - cut it to fit the front windscreen.

For longer than "lunch" parking I use my Bruce's canopy cover.

When I am just a lunch stop I throw up the Foil shade and crack the canopy for ventilation.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:20 AM
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Thanks everyone

The Bruce cover will be here in 4 weeks, I will never again completely close slider unless it's chance of rain.........I will be at the mercy of honesty and integrity of all who takes a look inside will leave my Ipad and Bose


I can't describe just how hot it got.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:27 AM
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Default No need.

When you are from south TEXAS you understand. I have thought about making a small removable mount so that a nice golf umbrella can be set in place on the right side slide rail. For those long lunches and airshow fly-ins.
Yours, R.E.A. III #80888
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:18 AM
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Default Dynon GPS 2020 bulged

I mistakenly left my RV-8 in the mid summer Florida sun for 3 hrs....came back to find my glare shield mounted Dynon GPS 2020 bulged up, but still working. I now install the canopy cover if I plan to be parked in the sun any longer than 30 mins.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:36 AM
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When I had a polished airplane, that was always step number one after getting out. Put that cover on!
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