Originally Posted by wfrymark
For a retro fit, it’s much easier and cheaper to add a contact switch to the canopy latch as Draker has done. Mine is configured to contact the latch lug so it cannot be tripped without the canopy being closed and latched, so only one switch is needed. Switches available at Amazon-10 for $6. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZVJD1GC...roduct_details
I glued mine on with RTV and it seems quite secure. Quick and easy. My plan is to drill for a #4 bolt only if needed because failure would only result in an “OPEN” indication which could be quickly and easily identified as false.
Best tip of the day..... Cheap and simple.
Weighs less than the kit from Van's.... run one (ground) wire and you're done.
I will fit mine on the front, like the picture, but mount it on the back
to make it disappear.
As mentioned above, you only do it once. My RV is very trim neutral and saved my stupid a$$...
I had just lifted off, and the canopy started to float. Without thinking, my throttle hand grabbed the handle and at the same time, my stick hand latched the canopy. No one was flying the airplane..... it just happened to be in prefect trim and just carried on.
Please understand, this was NOT a planned action, it was a stupid reaction that the airplane saved me from.