Today I got the hinge drilled to the canopy. First I drilled the hinge per directions every 1 7/16″ for a total of 33 holes. I usually undersize the alignment hole when doing this kind of work, I should have mentioned that on page one. Then mounted the canopy making sure everything was perfectly aligned. I’ll sand for a paint relief later. I can always make it looser. Right side looks good but the lowest portion of this section of the canopy will have to be cut at 3/16 or more to allow the canopy to open 90 degrees without binding.
Front looks good. In fact the fitment of the canopy to the skin all around the front is fantastic and will require very little work. Very happy about that.
Back drilled the hinge to the canopy using undersized holes in hinge. Some holes were blocked by the roll bar and were drilled when the canopy was removed.
The trailing edge of the canopy on the right side is going to need some work to keep it snug to the fuselage. Afterwards I donned the mask and started sanding the inside portions of the canopy in preparation for bonding in the for and aft honeycomb bulkheads. I miss having Pops here to help and I miss having my mom around the house. They both made it safely back to Michigan in between storms. Unfortunately for them, there isn’t any Yakitori in Ludington.