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Old 08-31-2019, 04:31 PM
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I built a 7A tip up which should be the same construction as the 9(A). There was an option to add stiffeners to the front of the canopy frame. These stiffeners kept the frame from wallowing and weakening the frame. Were those installed on your tip up? PM me your email and I can send you some pictures of the stiffeners as I was installing them. Also some of the canopy assembly that might help. I don't use a hosting sight anymore because they all seem to go away and I have lost many pictures I posted over the years.

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Old 08-31-2019, 04:47 PM
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I can't push the canopy back down when it is latched. So probably not the bushings?
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:00 PM
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Did the original builder install the canopy jettison mechanism or just use pins or bolts to hold the canopy hinges? I would think if you can remove the entire canopy and frame, you should be able to repair the problem. I installed the jettison feature just to make removing the canopy easier. There should be some removable pin securing the canopy.

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Old 08-31-2019, 05:03 PM
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Roberta. If you mean the three stiffening panels with the lightening holes in them. It does have them. I sent you my email address for the build pictures of your 7A and I've replaced the previous pictures with ones that should show up in my posts.
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:23 PM
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Not seeing your message in my PM in basket. Try sending it again.

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Old 09-03-2019, 10:11 AM
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I sent a new PM with my email. thanks
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:14 PM
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Pictures sent.

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Old 09-21-2020, 11:58 AM
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Hello Roberta: I need to remove my canopy and inspect connect points for cracks. I Plan to remove jettison pin, and wonder if reinstalling the pin requires removal of any sheet metal to reinstall. Or is the pin reinstall fairly straightforward. My plane was finished and certified in 2005.

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Old 09-21-2020, 12:12 PM
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Mark, this depends on your specific build but you should be able to push the pins back in without much trouble. You may need to reach up behind the panel to guide them in place. Take a look back there and see what it looks like.
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