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Old 07-26-2017, 01:38 PM
HansLab HansLab is offline
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Default Canopy attachment question

The last bolt/screw combination on my canopy (the far aft) gets stuck behind the nylon guideblock (both sides). I did remove the threads of those bolt as per plans, but the nut still 'hooks' a bit. Closing the canopy is do-able because of the weight of the canopy, but getting it up for opening definitely alters problems.
Impossible to remove material from the guideblock because it looses its function then: it doesn't guide when material is taken.
I'm thinking of putting a solid rivet in - how did you cope?
Hans Labruyere
build & sold project Kitfox IV
Bought project & building RV12 #120742
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Old 07-26-2017, 04:44 PM
alexe alexe is offline
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Temecula, CA
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I used a thin low-profile nylock nut (don't remember the MS number) and trimmed the screw flush with the nut. Added a drop of Locktite to the nut since there were no extra threads protruding out of nut.
Alex Erdelyi
RV-12 #120758, N912AE
Flying as of 4/28/15
Paid through December, 2018
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:04 PM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
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I'm not sure my issue is the same as yours, but I did end up trimming some off the edge of the nylon block to get my canopy to shut without hanging up on the block.
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:15 PM
Rrhsch Rrhsch is offline
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Location: Oconomowoc, WI
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Thumbs up High temp all metal lock nut

I used an all metal lock nut. Like the nuts used for high temperature applications. It has a low profile and smaller diameter. Shorten the screw and trim the nylon guide. All will be well.
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