Canopy and Panel construction Created 18 January 2004
I attached the canopy with screws to the frame. The side skirts didn't fit correctly in the rear and a cut them off and added a third piece at the back.
The open canopy is supported with a folding arm which is attached to the rear of the roll bar.
For cool air while on the ground, a support keeps the canopy raised and locked about four inches open.
I have added Van's recommended safety latch.
The airplane will be VFR night capable. The panel is low cost, light weight and simple. I laid it out using Visio, plotted it on a large plotter to mark the instrument and switch positions. The instruments are positioned and planned for later replacement with a Dynon HSI and panel mount GPS, VOR, Comm system.
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