RE: Efltie Rv9 Question
The canopy on the RV-9 does not hold down sufficiently and easly drops off in flight. I added a servo arm on the fuselage right behind the canopy, and the servo arm can easly rotatate to pin down the canopy as the plastic of the servo arm faces toward the nose of the aircraft and grabs the back part of the canopy. To remove the canopy before or after flight, I just rotate the servo arm on the bolt that holds it in place. I drilled a hole vertically down though the wood on the fuselage at its top right behind the canopy. A machine screw goes down through the hole in servo arm plastic and then through the wood in the fuselage and has some washers and some nuts to retain the servo arm. I also added extra magnets to hold down the canopy and until I added the servo arm, I had the canopy come lose. The corrective action works well and does not cause any inconvenience or undue distraction.