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Old 08-18-2018, 11:46 AM
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Default Mounting a canopy breaker in an RV-4

Looking for ideas on where to mount a canopy breaker in an RV-4. Presumably it should be accessible from both seats.
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:08 PM
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I mounted mine, one of those automotive hammer dealies, to the side wall below the roll bar. It is accessible from both seats.



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Old 08-19-2018, 11:27 AM
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did it come with a mount or how did you mount it?
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:50 PM
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It comes with the mount which can be secured in a number of ways. The one I got, from Amazon, is the “Lifehammer Brand Safety Hammer”.
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:38 AM
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Default Will they actually break plexi?

Those tools are made to break tempered safety glass --- will they actually work on plexi?

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Old 08-20-2018, 08:55 AM
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Default Here’s a test video

Steve, thanks for posting the pictures,

Here’s a little video of a test on an RV-7 canopy.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fRvQxGl4kt4

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Old 08-20-2018, 09:28 AM
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Make sure that when inverted and leaned forward toward the instrument panel you can still reach it.

I feel your escape will be to smash a small hole, insert device that made the small hole and chase any crack you can start.

Once it is about 18" long you will attempt to birth yourself through the crack.

If you have time, make a triangular hole from multiple starting holes connected.

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Old 08-20-2018, 01:43 PM
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Looking for ideas on where to mount a canopy breaker in an RV-4. Presumably it should be accessible from both seats.
Great to make it accessible to both front and back seats, a more basic question is would it work on our canopy?
I know they work fine on tempered glass, but plexiglass?

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Old 08-20-2018, 01:51 PM
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Great to make it accessible to both front and back seats, a more basic question is would it work on our canopy?
I know they work fine on tempered glass, but plexiglass?

Daddyman
Didn't read the posts in this thread, did you? Watch the video in Post #6.
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:13 PM
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Default Yep the video shared looks like it would work

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Great to make it accessible to both front and back seats, a more basic question is would it work on our canopy?
I know they work fine on tempered glass, but plexiglass?

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Thanks for including the video.

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