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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Huang View Post
Does anyone have issues with the canopy latch pin being too short?

I'm finishing the Slick and discovered my canopy latch pin does not go all the way through the canopy plywood doubler when the canopy is fitted and latched. When fully extended it only goes through about half way in the canopy frame: It latches only onto the balsa part of the canopy bulkhead instead of all the way through the plywood doubler. All my other Slick latch all the way through.

It looks like the latch is glued in the right place and length of the pin is correct, any longer it would scrape when fitting the canopy. Maybe the canopy is a bit distorted so the fit is not perfect. The magnets are holding it very tight and the pin latches, but just not fully.

Am I going to have problems with the canopy blowing off?
Grab the pin with a pair of pliers and pull it. I have usually been able to pull an extra 1/16 or more out of it. Some just seem like the pin is pressed into the latch mechanism farther than others.
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