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Old 05-24-2014, 06:56 PM
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Well, here it is. Its only dry fit, but this will give you an idea how its going to look once installed. I really like the flush mount and the ability to lock. The extra time to install compared to the OEM latch will be minimal.
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Default It DO look GOOD!

You are a craftsman Arlie. That is slick. I Likee!
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That looks great!

Does it use the same rods that lock in at the front and rear of the canopy as per the original design?
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:47 PM
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Yes, the locking system will basically be the same with just a few minor changes. If you go to the website there are a few examples.
http://www.hendricksmfg.com/latchprod.html
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The latch is finally installed and functional. It turned out better than expected. We fabricated an electrical secondary lock to prevent an accidental opening. I have to hand it to Justin for coming up with this design, This was completely his idea and design. I know it's a little overkill, but it's in the spirit of "experimental".
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Here is a short video on how the latch works.
https://vimeo.com/116509137
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Very cool!
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:26 AM
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"There are many that resemble mine, but this one is mine"- adapted from 2001-A Space Odyssey.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:15 AM
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If you're inside the plane and the electric latch is engaged and it fails in that position, you can get out using the manual override. If you close the canopy from the outside and turn the external handle so that the canopy is latched, you can't reopen the latch.

Right?

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Old 01-12-2015, 09:29 AM
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When you turn off the master and get out, the actuator is retracted and doesnt have power. The lock switch is over on the right side so it is highly unlikely it could accidentally be activated. If it is when the handle is in the open position you won't be able to lock it from the outside.
Now you could force it closed if the actuator was engaged, but you would probably notice it binding before you actually got it closed. What we could do is install a stop on the bottom of the actuator arm to keep that from happening.
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