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Old 02-21-2023, 06:37 AM
JohnTod JohnTod is offline
 
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Default Sliding canopy

Has anyone flown with the canopy slid back?
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Old 02-21-2023, 07:10 AM
oaklandaviator oaklandaviator is offline
 
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Default Open

Yes. Fine at slower speeds all the way open and at any speed just slightly open. When completely open and as the speed goes up it shakes a bit too much for my liking but itís fine down around 100 knots or so. I keep wanting to make something to hold the canopy about three inches open for summer ops. It wants to slide closed at high speed, but lets in a nice breeze.
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Old 02-21-2023, 08:36 PM
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If the RV-3 canopy install is anything like the RV-7 I can't imagine that would be a good idea.
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Old 02-21-2023, 09:55 PM
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Default Itís not an RV-7

I canít believe Iím writing this, but itís not an RV-7. Opens fine in flight.
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Old 02-22-2023, 06:22 AM
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Thanks, I want to make this part of an engine out emergency. I am installing an retrofit roll bar.
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