Finish Kit Section Page 38-20 shows the fabrication diagram for a temporary release handle (as I guess you already know about).
My 14A Finish Kit included, what I am guessing, is the permanent release handle. It was powder coated white and the T-handle at the panel end has its two ends bent-formed forward slightly - looks final and finished to me.
I am planning to shorten the handle so that it does not protrude through the instrument panel and can only be actuated to release the canopy after the canopy is raised while on the ground - for accessibility and maintenance purposes. Plus it does not take up what I consider to be very valuable panel space.
I can't envision ever having to, or wanting to, release the canopy in flight; and I'll keep some sort of break-out tool in the cockpit if I have to get out and the canopy won't open.
Edit 170326 - The Page 38-20 (Rev 1: 4/21/16) in my hard copy of the assembly instructions shows part no. C-01444 - 'CANOPY JETTISON HANDLE' (Inventory listed as C-01444-PC) installed and connected to the release linkage.
Simpsonville, SC (SC47)
1946 Bellanca Cruisair 14-13-2 (71 YRS OLD 8/15/17)
RV14A (N14ZT), Ser#140195
IO-390 Lyc Tbolt / CS Hartzell - Currently FWF Kit
Dues paid 11/11/16 (USA 2/67-2/70)
Last edited by jeffw@sc47 : 03-26-2017 at 07:18 AM.