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Old 06-09-2019, 12:02 PM
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Smile New sliding canopy security lock

Hallo rocketeers !
driven by necessity, I had to find a solution to lock the canopy.
I didn't like the solution of putting a padlock on the rail so I installed a small security lock to prevent the wheel of the canopy from going past a position that allows you to put your hands inside but let in a little air when it's desired.
A small hole in the fuselage is what you see, closed by a waterproof cap.
Inside there is a glued flange and a guide tube for the key.
A cam rises and falls from a slot in the canopy rail.
If you want to give a look the link it is :
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/49ialxn7q...QGuvddEca?dl=0
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:55 PM
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That is genius! if you are going to make/sell them I'd love to pick one up. Very, very clean!
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:24 PM
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That is ingenious and a work of art! How many hours did you spend building that?
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by I-TERA View Post
Hallo rocketeers !
Driven by necessity, I had to find a solution to lock the canopy.
Bellisimo Claudio, one of the slickest, most simple canopy locks seen to date.
Nicely done!
V/R
Smokey

PS: Unfortunately, the residents of the neighborhoods/Airports I frequent would simply cut or break the plexiglass!
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