tonyslongez Posted December 12, 2006 Share Posted December 12, 2006 My buddy John Andrejeski has his Berkut here in Las Vegas. John let me borrow his canopy latch to duplicate. Pretty neat the way Dave R. used these latches. I had to modify my longeron slightly but well worth the extra effort. I'm talking to a machine shop right now to make these latches in quantitiy, it took me about 2hrs each to make. I had to make the handles too. Next up will be the canopy hinges. From what I understand Dave will not make these latches any longer when he was making them he charged 65$ a pair without the longeron hole inserts. If you'll notice in the pic I haven't milled for the ball stud yet. I just ordered the ball studs and ball end mill from McMaster Carr. I'll have them completed by the end of the week. Notice the two slots for the O-Rings this is to keep the assembly water tight. I need to back fill the longeron area with pour foam and sand everything to a nice pleasing shape. I'll lay the hole area up with 4 plys of bid. The first 2 Pics are the original Berkut canopy latch, the next two are the copys. I used 7079 bar stock for the lock and 60661 on the handle they are now polished and ready to be anodized. I have included pics of the longeron as well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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