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I have installed side windows on my VE (like Klaus's), and also added a fuel sight gauge (tube ran from top to bottom of the strake that extends to the pilots seat) which is a few inches aft of the left window. The problem I have now is how to latch it and unlock it from outside. I have no room for a door on the side:-(

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Hi. I could be wrong (pretty good chance of that actually!!) but I think Wayne Blackler has a modified canopy latch that uses some sort of slotted key from the outside to open the canopy. Maybe this will work for you?????



Tom, you're right :-), it was devloeped by Lee Carlstrom and Dave Lind, with plans in the CSA newsletters, and is available prefab from Rick Girard (i can provide Ricks contact details privately). Super machinist, Rick. Not sure it will work depending on location of windows, but worth laying it out.



Wayne Blackler

IO-360 Long EZ


Melbourne, AUSTRALIA


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