Canopy latch

Today I spent a few hours working on the canopy latch. I’m going with a latch from JDAir that is a nice machined aluminum.

I started by measuring and marking the side skin for the latch cutout.

It’s slightly different from the plans due to the thickness of the latch.

I then measuring and aligned the latch angles.

The notch in the top angle is for the ball joint that activates the canopy latch fingers. I’ll work on that tomorrow.

The thickness of the skin is 0.032″ so I installed the latch with that offset in order for the latch to sit flush with the skin.

Canopy latch

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