Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

.9 hrs
Continued fitting the canopy latch. Trimmed the bushing about 1/32 using just a file. It seems almost right now. Then shaped the latch itself. I think it's close, it pulls the canopy bow forward about 1/8" when latch shut. That might be a little too much, so more trimming might be needed. A quick search of VAF forums didn't turn up any ideas. I think I'll start fitting the rear hold down blocks before doing any more work on the latch.