Originally Posted by backcountry
Whenever the canopy is closed and latched there isn?t a hand hold available to safely get off the wing
A week ago this past Thursday I fell trying trying to get off the wing.
Has anyone installed an exterior handle?
I?ve been flying rented Sling 2s. One has an exterior handle; the other doesn?t. The handle makes it much easier to get onto and off the wing when the canopy is latched. I don?t see any difference between the two planes, other than the handle. But I realize the thing you?re probably wondering is how the handle was secured from within the fuselage. If you don?t get an answer here from an RV12 owner, try calling The Airplane Factory in Torrance (aka the Sling Pilot Academy) ? the Sling importer ? and ask what was done to secure the handle on its plane.
Hope you weren?t hurt when you fell.