canopy final cuts help needed
From memory, the plans or the manual says the rear canopy overhang is between 1/2" and 1". I assumed this was from the centerline of the rivets not the end of the 1/2" rear hoop. On my canopy, the "best fit" with the frame resulted in a cut where the rear of the canopy was starting to curve upwards, obviously this was going to be a problem when installing the rear skirts. I consulted Vans and the canopy manufacturer and ended up cutting the canopy 1/2" from the centerline of the rivets and sanding the upward curve so the minimum thickness at the canopy trailing edge was about 1/8".
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