Where can I find the plans for the new stile canopy latching system? The one that has a handle on the seat back.

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Comment by Robert Reinero on November 19, 2009 at 11:58am
Bob,
Looks like a very desirable change to me, and I do not think it would be a problem. The 650 is just an upgraded 601 from what I can see. I would double check the cockpit dimensions before fabricating any of the parts that span the width of the cockpit. Be sure to check 6-B-16-6- upper seat & baggage floor support for clearance and I think you will be OK. This latching system can be configured to latch over center like the Long EZ canopy system was, simple but very positive. Be sure to have a spring or latch on the handle to keep it over center. I like the positive handle latch, just in case you inadvertently hit the handle when reaching into the baggage area in flight.
Comment by Bob Pustell on November 18, 2009 at 9:45pm
Can the 650 style canopy latch be fitted to the 601XL canopy and airframe or is it only fittable as a complete canopy re-do?
Comment by Phill Barnes on November 18, 2009 at 9:29pm
Hi Robert
Here are the plans and drawing for the 650 latch.

Regards
Phill

ch650-canopy-latch%5B1%5D[1].pdf

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