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Old 05-08-2016, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tgmillso View Post
Does anyone use the sliding canopy latch offered by Van's? Or is this a waste of time?

I guess I'm also interested if/how it would also work with the Supertracks from Flyboys?


The plunger is available from McMaster-Carr. I use it as a midway stop. Vans version requires you retract the plunger to move the canopy.

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Old 05-19-2016, 09:30 PM
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See the mike ZELLER automatic latch at flyboys
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Old 05-20-2016, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Zeller View Post
See the mike ZELLER automatic latch at flyboys
Here's what Mike's talking about:

There's even a brief video showing the operation, courtesy of Matt Dralle.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:18 PM
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Default Good choices all


I use the rubber hose for mine (courtesy Jay Pratt) and it has worked fine for 11 years. Until you mentioned it, I had forgotten it was even there.

I also use the Mike Zeller latch. Mike sold me one at my first RV-8 Oshkosh 11 years ago and its foolproof. Glad to see you can now get them

The McMaster Carr latch is also popular and I have several friends that use it and like it.

Lots of good choices for you.

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Old 10-26-2017, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by vfrazier View Post
Here's what Mike's talking about:

There's even a brief video showing the operation, courtesy of Matt Dralle.
Has anyone tried this on the RV-7 slider? I am looking for something a little simpler and cheaper than the Van's part that costs over $100...

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