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Kupe's Zodiac 650B
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Date:  6-11-2014
Number of Hours:  1.50
Manual Reference:  6-C-5
Brief Description:  Left Canopy Latch Install

Installed the left canopy latch assembly this morning. This involved:

- Determining the fore/aft location of the latch by comparing it to the canopy frame.
- Determining the inboard/outboard position of the latch by measuring where the upper longeron sits underneath the canopy rail.
- Measuring the locked/unlocked positions of the latch hook.
- Cutting a 3/16" wide slot into the canopy rail, just outboard of the top longeron, that's long enough to accommodate the latch hook travel from locked to open.
- Drilling the 2 attach bolt holes (AN3) through the latch assembly, the longeron and the canopy rail.
- Countersinking the two bolt holes into the canopy rail.
- Bolting the canopy latch assembly in place to test fit.

It took a lot of tweaking (aka filing) to get things where I wanted them, but it turned out pretty good.
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The left canopy frame running along the canopy rail with the latch near the aft end of the frame.

The left canopy frame running along the canopy rail with the latch near the aft end of the frame.

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A closer look at the latch assembly through the slot on the rail and hooked over the canopy frame.

A closer look at the latch assembly through the slot on the rail and hooked over the canopy frame.

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