Canopy Locking an link system.


We decided to open the canopy with 4 rod ends…see below.

1 + We think it is more beautiful
2 + The wind cant get a grip on it.
3 - It will cost some weight.


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To make this system you need a tube at the front that connect the LH and RH rod end.

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For the Locking system we chosed for a combination we have seen on the KRnet and at a Dutch KR builder.
Above is a template. The rotating plate is mounted on the canopy frame an the lower bolt is the fuselage. The
spring wil give us a overcentre lock. The small steel rod simulate the locking pin that will locks the canopy on
the aft side into the turtle deck. A movement of 30 mm will do the job.

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RH lower side. Good view how the push pull bar, for the aft locking point is positions in the glued plastic tube.
For the connection with the rod ends we glued a u shaped profile.

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LH lower view. Everything covered with one layer CF. Glued A carbon tube that will support the bolt for the
rotation plate and the outside opening /closing handle.

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Installed the LH push pull bar with a temp handle.

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Working on the final locking plate.

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RH locking plate. And all the stuff.

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LH side. We installed a key lock. The steel rod moves into the small tube. The length of the steel rod will
block the system if you turned the key.

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LH side. Final installation.

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Finished. You can see the small allu tube for the key locking mechanism.


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Good view about the aft locking pin. And the canopy glass is installed.

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