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Old 06-21-2020, 11:20 AM
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Aloha Ken

I have been told that the latch sticks out a bit in the back due to the fuselage having a slight curve. JD tells me that once its mounted up the stiffener will "straighten" that piece of skin out a bit and its not an issue. Do you have any installed photos you can post?
Here's a picture from Darwin's site if that helps...

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Old 08-02-2020, 06:47 PM
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Can you reuse the latch angles that come on the -14 QB kit?
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:59 PM
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Can you reuse the latch angles that come on the -14 QB kit?
I was able to reuse mine.
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:27 PM
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Yes ! As a matter of fact, a few months ago, I received a verbal promise from Luke that he would have the JD Air latch pilot side panel ready to ship by end of July 2020.
I also spoke with Jeremiah yesterday on the matter and he confirmed that they are working on it as we speak! He expects that it will be pretty much on time....

Great news after waiting for over a year but will be well worth the wait! A great combination of quality designs finally coming together!

Cheers to Darwin and Luke!
Just a quick followup.... as promised Luke / Classic came through on their commitment to ship the new "JDAir latch compatible" panel by the end of July! We haven't installed ours yet but we did receive it before the end of July.

Thanks Luke! If you're looking for a high quality interior from high quality folks, Classic is a great choice IMO. It's great to deal with folks who are responsive to our needs, and deliver as promised!
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Old 08-12-2020, 09:26 AM
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Now the RV14 builders have the ultimate combination for their planes.
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Old 08-12-2020, 09:38 AM
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Now the RV14 builders have the ultimate combination for their planes.
I agree completely. Thanks Darwin and Luke for working together to make this happen!
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:41 PM
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No problem Steve. Happy to help. Also, thanks again to Darwin.
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Default Extra threaded holes in JD Air latch?

The JD Air canopy latch has a couple extra threaded holes that I'm wondering about, one in the very aft end of the handle (the part that swings outside the fuselage when opened) and the other in the 'knob' that you grab from inside the cockpit. Both of these holes are only in the lower side of the latch, they don't go all the way through. I haven't been able to find any documentation or pictures showing how these are used, anyone know?

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Old 09-06-2021, 04:48 PM
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I haven't bought them - yet ..
but thinking they are CNC setup locators.
I sill likely purchase after completing Phase 1.
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Old 09-06-2021, 05:07 PM
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The JD Air canopy latch has a couple extra threaded holes that I'm wondering about, one in the very aft end of the handle (the part that swings outside the fuselage when opened) and the other in the 'knob' that you grab from inside the cockpit. Both of these holes are only in the lower side of the latch, they don't go all the way through. I haven't been able to find any documentation or pictures showing how these are used, anyone know?

Thanks,
Byron got it. The latches used to be water jet cut then the machining done. This added steps and cost. The machinist reworked this thought and set it up to be machined. The under side holes are for alignment during the matching process.
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