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Aug 24, 2019, 04:43 PM
Ronaldo Nogueira
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Canopy latch for large electrics


For those who fly larger electrics this may be helpful. Swapping batteries can be annoying if you have to deal with those canopy thumb screws everytime. I always replace these screws with a aluminum latch. This is not an issue if you fly gas since you can refuel without taking the canopy off.
Here is the step by step.
Ronaldo

EDIT: the lever is made of a very thin wire and broke after using a few times so I removed it and drilled a hole on the main pin to insert a 2mm pushrod. I recommend doing this mod or using the heavy duty latch shown in the picture.

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