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Old 11-21-2017, 05:39 PM
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Superior visibility , yes , the front bow is a non issue but the visibility to the side and rear quarters much superior ( no tip up roll bar in the way)
I've been following this debate since I started building my -6 nearly 20 years ago. In all that time, this is probably the first time I've heard someone make the case that visibility is better in a slider!

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Old 11-21-2017, 05:42 PM
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I recently saw a Youtube video of an emergency water landing with a slider in Italy. The slider canopy was open all the way as the airplane hit the water and inverted. The pilot must have opened it while in flight.
Probably. Doing so might make your eventual egress easier... or it might prevent you from egressing at all if you are knocked unconscious because you sacrificed the protection afforded by a closed canopy. Water can be awfully hard. Chose your poison, but think it through ahead of time and chose carefully.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:44 PM
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Pointing out the YouTube video was not to suggest favoring one canopy over the other. It was a response to the comment that the slider canopy cannot be opened in flight.
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