How secure does the canopy have to be?
I was just trying to make the canopy/"cockpit" of my EasyGlider stay on, since I had to remove the original, ingenious closing mechanism due to the placement of the battery. Some velcro in the right spot made it almost impossible to get the canopy off again (I deformed the EPP considerably trying to get it off). I also went through some intermediate configurations that barely held it in place, and only required very little force to remove it.
So I started wondering how much force the canopy has to withstand. I'm thinking mostly of the lift that is generated in that area, and perhaps the pressure from the air that's flowing in around the motor. I guess the weight of the canopy is not an issue, not even in inverted flight.
I'm not worried, since nothing will fall out even if the canopy should come off in flight, and it looks like I have found the right balance between securing the canopy and getting it off without too much effort. But I'm just wondering ...
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