Tilt vs Sliding canopy

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Re: Tilt vs Sliding canopy

Unread post by Chris » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:37 pm

Tilt
You can have it open enough in the taxi to let some air in. Better vision. Better access to all that expensive stuff behind the panel.

Only negative or me in PE is that when the wind is 20G30 it is like a sail when you open it. You must also be extremely careful if openeing facing out of wind
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Re: Tilt vs Sliding canopy

Unread post by Chalkie » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:35 pm

Unread postby AntonKruse » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:43 am
Yes, I read that too.
Don't the RVs come with a parking break?

No! Parking brake is an optional extra.

Slider v Tip up kinda same as coffee/tea with/without milk/sugar. Whatever blows your hair back...

Tip up do not get my vote:

1. Reduced access to baggage compartment due to large roll over structure behind pilot/pax.
2. Reduced rigidity due to size of structure = problems opening in the wind.
3. Less protection of avionics from rain/water ingress due to 'easy access behind panel.'
4. Lower canopy height.

different strokes, for different folks...
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Re: Tilt vs Sliding canopy

Unread post by Kraymer » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:09 pm

crazeeflya wrote:
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:53 pm
As a matterof interest, how involved would a conversion from slider to tip-up be?....(assuming the screen is cracked and requires replacing anyway)
I am also interested in converting a slider RV7 to a tip up. The plane is almost finished but the canopy needs to be replaced, how hard will it be to make the change at the same time?
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Re: Tilt vs Sliding canopy

Unread post by Chalkie » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:21 pm

Kraymer wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:09 pm
I am also interested in converting a slider RV7 to a tip up. The plane is almost finished but the canopy needs to be replaced, how hard will it be to make the change at the same time?
How hard? Not difficult, just many man-hours and lots of work. I would guess 300 to 400 man hours. 'Nearly finished' could mean anything, perhaps 90% done with 90% to go? By changing to a tip up canopy, everything above the top longerons and from the firewall to the F706 will have to be replaced.

You decide...

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