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Jan 7, 2013 - Installed nut plates on L-angle connecting the panel to the center console.  Center console attached to panel with four nut plates.
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Jan 8, 2013 - Longeron doubler fitted to longeron and clamped in place.
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Jan 8, 2013 - While doubler clamped in place, used marker to trace along side skin making trim line.
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Jan 8, 2013 - Doubler trimmed and in place on top longeron.  Dashed line indicates rivet line.
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Jan 13, 2013 - Fitting panel top cover.
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Panel Side Angle in place.  Hole drilled for 1/4 in. bolt for canopy hinge.
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Jan 13, 2013 - Canopy Side Frame temporarily attached.

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Jan 13, 2013 - Approximate location for the canopy latch mechanism.

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Jan 18, 2013 - Canopy latching mechanism to be installed behind seats.

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Jan 18, 2013 - Pilot side latch control rod, bell crank, nylon bearing, and external handle.

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Jan 18, 2013 - Canopy latching rod in position.

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Jan 18, 2013 - Pilot side bell crank and bearing.  External handle installed with 10-24 screw and lock nut.

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Jan 20, 2013 - Canopy latch.

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Jan 20, 2013 - Marking top longeron where slot is required for inserting the latch mechanism.

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Jan 20, 2013 - Latch installed.

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Jan 20, 2013 - Inside view showing latching mechanism and linkage on right side.

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Jan 20, 2013 - Latching mechanism for pilot side.

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Jan 16, 2013 - Found that the canopy hoops I received with the kit in 2009 are not correct for the 650 model.  I contacted  ZAC.  They will send new hoops.

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Jan 27, 2013 - Canopy strut attach point clecoed to top longeron.

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Jan 27, 2013 - Canopy strut installed.

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Jan 27, 2013 - Confirming that the canopy will open to 66 degrees  (digital level indicates 66.1 degrees -- close enough.
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Jan 27, 2013 - Both struts installed.  Overhead light is in the way.
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Jan 28, 2013 - Drilled the panel sides to match the hinge bracket.
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Jan 30, 2013 - Received new canopy rear hoops.  These match the correct profile for the CH 650 model.
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Jan 30, 2013 - Been working on the electrical schematic.  Need to add a few more switches and components.  Trying to get on paper what I have in my head.
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Jan 31, 2013 - Temporary fit of canopy rear hoop and steel roll-over protection  support.  Hoped to have the canopy installed by end of January, but …

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