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Old 07-20-2022, 02:45 PM
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Default RC-8 canopy half open latch

I am not the builder of my RV-8. Recently, an old Air Force buddy bought a really nice RV-8. It has the FlyBoys black plastic flip-flop half open canopy latch and it was not operating when he got the plane home. Iíve adjusted it where it works but at best, itís not as secure as the one I have on my RV-8. Iíd like to replace the black plastic latch with one of these but I canít find one anywhere. Anyone have any ideas where I could get one? Thanks
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I had my buddy make one for me (he had the original on my old 8A that he now owns). I donít think anyone sells them anymore.

Iíll ask him if he is interested in making you one if you like.

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Old 07-20-2022, 03:31 PM
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Thanks Carl. I would appreciate it. It's just absolutely positive.
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Default Plunger-Style Sliding Canopy Stop

Here is one from Flyboys:

https://flyboyaccessories.com/produc...g-canopy-latch


The one below should work also (P/N 6W6L90):

https://www.jwwinco.com/en-us/produc...(6)%3Bl1%3Dc(6)

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Old 07-20-2022, 08:14 PM
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Thanks Carl! Indexing plunger......now that I know the right name for it, it opens up all kinds of possibilities! Thanks.
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