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Old 06-16-2014, 07:17 AM
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Thanks. I thought there was another generic gotcha out there.

It is more like a "geriatric" versus a generic gotcha out there.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:22 AM
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What is that object just below the slot, looks like maybe a locking mechanism?
John,

Yes, it is a canopy lock that I recently installed. The link below is a thread of various canopy lock installations made on the -12.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ad.php?t=61887

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Old 06-17-2014, 06:37 PM
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For all of you "full-figured" RV-12rs out there, I think that you will find this gusset mod to be very useful. I can almost guarantee that at some point in your RV-12 flying future, the pilot and/or passenger will reach back and push real hard on the cockpit side rail resulting in a pretty good bow in the rail. I installed a canopy lock similar to that shown in these pictures, but I cut a 1" hole in the gusset for future lock access (if ever needed).
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Good mod. I'm looking for a SeaBee right now so I can do mine
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:42 AM
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Good mod. I'm looking for a SeaBee right now so I can do mine
Vlad & Tony,

My friend said it would be okay to take more of his floorboard as long as we promise not to sink his SeaBee.

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Now it is in the 12iS, I wonder if SeaBee's are under threat
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