Doing the avionics and wiring tidy-up so I can get the upper forward skin attached for good and I need to address the canopy release mechanism. When I retract the pins to release the canopy the pins pull clear out of the bearing/hinge blocks and hang loose. Itís a two-handed job to get them back in and difficult with the top skin off. Doing it by laying in the floor reaching under the panel would be misery.
I have not seen any discussion about this so Iím going to double check and make sure I have not missed anything. Everything fits and works properly so I canít imagine I screwed something up. Just to be clear, Iím talking about the canopy release, not the closed and locked part (which works great.). Seems like I should be able to pull the release handle out and push it back in and the pins stay where they belong.
Thanks in advance. This stuff only comes up when the Vans staff is out of the office.