Canopy water leak
One of the very few problems I have had with the -14A is water dripping through the seal on the forward edge of the canopy. Having owned an -8A previously for some 15 years, I never experienced this because of its slider. This leak issue may also be a problem with other tip up models.
In my airplane the leak "appears" to be from the area of the two hinge covers. But as you know, water leaks in roofs and automobile rattles can originate from locations different from where they finally show up.
This could be avoided with a canopy cover but I don't use an external one to prevent plexi scratching. I made up an internal cover instead. The airplane is normally in a hangar so the problem does not occur frequently. But to avoid it on overnight trips when rain is expected, I cover that long joint line and the hinge covers with white electrical tape. This isn't elegant but it works and the tape comes off easily with no residue.
Am curious if any of you with flying airplanes have addressed this with possibly a different seal configuration.
Grand Junction, CO
RV-8A N751MB -1700 hours, sold
RV-14A N465MM - 280 hours and climbing