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Old 10-29-2017, 02:33 PM
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There is a photo on the RV-12 What's New of the web site
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Piper J3 View Post
I dont have a picture but maybe I can describe it

A plastic (UHMW) plate about 2H x 3W is installed on the rollover bar. On the face of the plastic is a metal plate with two cam grooves upper groove holds canopy in open position without marring the top of the rollover and lower groove holds canopy shut. The canopy latch handle has a T button welded (or screwed) to the back vertical edge and it is this T button that engages in the two cam grooves to positively hold the canopy open/closed.
Jim, this is much different than the photos shown in the November Kitplanes article. Have they changed the prototype?
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by AlanTN View Post
Jim, this is much different than the photos shown in the November Kitplanes article. Have they changed the prototype?
I guess this is what happens when we get old. Memory is off a little bit. I tried...

Below is photo referenced by Scott.
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