Originally Posted by Sam Buchanan
.... it remains an unknown issue as to whether or not the canopy can even be jettisoned if desired....or with what impact on the occupants...
I cut the slots for the hinges to aid construction of the tip-up canopy for the 100 times the canopy frame needs to be removed. Before paint (300 hours later) I just fiberglassed over the slots with a thin layer that could probably be kicked out if the airplane flipped over on a forced landing. My canopy release handle is just that .... another way to egress with the airplane on its back... not intended for an airborne bailout.
Bob Walden (Waldo), CFII-ASMEL
KFFC "Falcon RV Squadron" Peachtree City, GA
RV-7A Tip-Up, IO-390, 450+ Hours
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