Friday, April 25, 2008


Build hrs: 483
The bows for the front windscreen were bent to match the front canopy bow - we're getting better at bow bending. Also, we started making a pattern for the instrument panel skin.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Build hours: 477
A busy work schedule has slowed progress but here is an update on the canopies. Make sure you go all the way to the last picture.

The rear bow allowed us to match the turtledeck but it was difficult to get the shape right.

The trim molding seals the canopy for flying the mission in inclement weather.

The canopy latch has an outside handle.

The handle is made of 3/8" 6061T6 tubing and attaches through the pivot arm with a roll pin. The cotter pin is just temporary.

Canopy #2 - It happens.