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Old 11-04-2019, 05:25 PM
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Cool JDAir Canopy Latch

Thinking about installing the JDAir Latch. Does anyone have a template they have created for the RV14 that they can share? Is it worth doing?

I know a few things are different from the RV 7/9 plans provided.

Thanks - Jim
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:43 PM
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Default With latch

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ighlight=Jdair

It?s a relatively simple mod and you can print a template off there website for the two holes. I found it almost easier to move the lower flange then just trace the actual handle for the two large cutouts.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:05 PM
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Did you make new angles (3/4x3/4x.063) as in the current JDAir drawings? From the photos it looks like you used the Vans parts or something else, as the photos show something you could crimp.

Thanks for the information!
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:20 AM
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Did you make new angles (3/4x3/4x.063) as in the current JDAir drawings? From the photos it looks like you used the Vans parts or something else, as the photos show something you could crimp.

Thanks for the information!
Hi

I just finished the KD latch. Made new angles and tested on scratch (which was good, especially because I made a lock as well). With new angles you can testfit the whole assembly including latch and angles and then matchdrill the upper angle from the skin. I figured this is easier than using the stock angles and match everything else...
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:23 AM
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Default Locking details?

Do you have any diagrams or pics of how you prepared the latch lever for the rotating lock? And, the item name/number of the lock itself?

Looks like you may have milled a notch into latch lever and the upper angle.
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I just did a few attempts with the file and bending the angle, no big engineering behind And yes, I filed a slot into the angle and also made the already existing slot in the handle bigger to accomodate the locking angle. Just be careful that you have the position of the lock right. Between the Door latch and the upper longeron assembly. You need free 180 rotation of the lock.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...rolocksets.php

this is the lock I used
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