Originally Posted by FinnFlyer
On the RV-3 the tip-up canopy will open and tear off.
Suspect may be the save with RV-4.
I guess the side-by-sides behave differently.
The 3 and 4 models have "tip over" canopy. I can see slip stream tearing them off.
As reported above, "tip up" canopy is not much of a problem. I forgot to latch my canopy once. Don't panic, slow the airplane at altitude and then re-latch.
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Last edited by Piper J3 : 01-18-2021 at 07:03 PM.