Carl P. Lindon Posted September 15, 2004 Share Posted September 15, 2004 All, On the Cozy Official website under the Virtual Fly-in link there is a photo of a Cozy which has a split canopy, each half hinged at the back (really quite fighter-esque cool ). It is actually the background plane in the third from bottom picture which was sent in by Bruce and Debbie Elkind of Hawthorne California. Weight and complexity issues aside, this canopy arrangement must improve access as entry can be made from both sides of the aircraft and the rear seat occupants seem to have an opening that is longer than their portion of a standard canopy. Has anybody on this forum done this mod, know someone who has or know the builder of the "background" plane and how to contact them. I'd like an opportunity to learn how this was done, trade-offs made and overall satisfaction with the arrangement. I think I would actually prefer each "half canopy" to hinge forward which would give more vertical clearace at the seat-back when entering and provide more in-flight safety with the airstream tending to keep the canopies closed if the latching mechanism(s) were to fail in-flight. Comments, thoughts, recommendations please Thanks and Cheers Carl Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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