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Old 03-08-2018, 05:12 AM
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:57 AM
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I had a tip up on my 6, and I cut a notch in the forward face of the roll bar that allowed the aft portion of the latch to rotate "into" and lock the canopy open several inches.
I understand how this would work but I am curious why you did it? What would this accomplish that the stock set-up would not? It would seem to restrict the amount of airflow coming in, so what is the upside?
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:59 AM
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I understand how this would work but I am curious why you did it? What would this accomplish that the stock set-up would not? It would seem to restrict the amount of airflow coming in, so what is the upside?
I read that as "slot" rather than a "notch". It might address the possibility of a tailwind/gust lifting the canopy when stationary and fiddling in the cockpit. It would seem the latch could only be in a locked position when activated from the inside.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:03 AM
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I can't see the pics ...

http://tgi.com/sites/default/files/s...?itok=_xx67Q6Z

http://tgi.com/sites/default/files/s...?itok=U9WrwdDE


I hope these work. I'm a bit of a Luddite.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:06 AM
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That is pretty clever, but in the nearly twenty years of taxiing my RV-6 tip-up I've never felt the need for that modification. The propwash keeps the canopy down against the roll bar when in the taxi position.

The RV-12 canopy video referenced in a previous post isn't reason for me to worry about a mishap. If a tailwind is really severe during taxi, it is a simple matter to just close the canopy. The RV-12 has a different canopy design from the other tip-up RVs.
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