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Old 02-26-2022, 01:00 PM
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Default Tilt canopy handle for -14

Has anyone considered making a different or better looking handle for the tilt canopy?
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Old 02-26-2022, 01:35 PM
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Or with a latch?
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Old 02-26-2022, 05:52 PM
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Tom, I did locate a great canopy latch from JD Aircraft. https://www.jdair.com/handles-latches/
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Old 02-27-2022, 12:52 AM
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Has anyone considered making a different or better looking handle for the tilt canopy?
If you're referring to the handle that attaches to the aft/upper portion of the canopy frame, I've wondered the same thing...that handle isn't pretty and it also has fairly blunt corners, seems like there's potential for head injury if you ever flipped the airplane over on its back in a landing accident. Would be nice to have something nicer looking with rounded edges.
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Old 02-27-2022, 07:13 PM
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That's the one Mark. There is an opportunity for someone to come up with a better design. I agree on the blunt edges. There are a lot of bicycle pedals the someone could mimic for this application that would really make an improvement on this handle.
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Old 02-27-2022, 08:31 PM
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Talking with a friend with a CNC shop now. But we need the hole pattern. I don't have the canopy yet.
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Old 02-28-2022, 06:25 PM
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I can provide hole pattern after I locate parts tomorrow. I have not uploaded anything to this site yet. Is there an easy way I can get you the drawing?
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Default Hole pattern

I can do the CAD for the CNC shop if you get me the hole pattern and and a couple of dimensions for overall height, width, thickness, etc. I'll post the design for critique. Then make changes to the design before you submit to the shop.

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Old 03-03-2022, 04:11 PM
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Something like this?

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Old 03-05-2022, 09:11 AM
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Don,

You can just email the drawing. I'm assuming it's a pdf.

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