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Old 09-07-2023, 07:06 PM
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Default Install Canopy without Handle?

Hi all,

Iím progressing faster than parts I have and my WD-01218-1 canopy handle is on backorder. Iíve read through the canopy instructions but would like to know from previous builders if you think I could install the canopy and fiberglass the front fairing without the handle installed? Can I make the adjustments to the latching position after Iíve riveted, screwed, and fiberglassed everything? Appears the hole for the handle is already pre drilled in my canopy as well so Iím not seeing an issue there.

Update: Just realized my canopy attach angles are also missing So I guess I really canít fiberglass the front fairing since the attach angles are also on back orderÖ shoot. Out of my whole finish kit, Iíve only had parts to install and finish the rudder pedals. Guess Iíll continue waiting on my gear, wheels, engine mount, canopy parts, and access panels.

Thank you,
Jacob - RV-12iS
Emp, Wings, Fuselage - Completed.
Finish Kit - Waiting for B/O Parts.
Engine & Avionics - On Order.

Santa Cruz, Ca
EAA 119 ~ KWVI

Last edited by sc_pilot : 09-07-2023 at 08:09 PM. Reason: Found (canít find) more backordered parts.
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