Wed Aug 04 2021

Popup tipup pushrod considerations

I've been thinking about how to connect the canopy latch handle on the side of the fuselage to the shaft that actuates the popup tipup mechanism. While pondering, it occurred to me that the NACA duct and associated SCAT (CAT? CEET? SCEET?) leading to the eyeball vent are going to create problems. I temporarily taped the NACA duct in place on the inside of the fuselage and evaluated where the pushrod would need to go relative to that. Sure enough, that pushrod wants to go right through the whole shebang. Hrm...

...and at teh aft end, if I make the pushrod clear all that stuff, it's way too low to hook up to the canopy latch handle.