Re: Flush door handles


Ron, how did you modify it so it would not open in flight?




Mike Scovel

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From: <> On Behalf Of Ron Springer
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] Flush door handles


I have the rotary latch and I both like it and hate it. On my first flight with it, it slowly walked itself open during climbout and tried to kill me. Luckily the safety catch did its job. On the ground, I can sit in the plane with it latched and push up as hard as I want and the canopy won't budge. But, in an environment with vibration and buffeting, it can rotate itself open.


It depends on being over center and/or friction to stop it from rotating open. I don't think you should depend on a canopy being held closed by those things. I discovered that I am not the only one that has experienced this problem. It needs to have a real locking mechanism. I modified mine so it can't happen again.



On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 12:11 PM Nick U <unick3@...> wrote:

I found the rotary latch from to be an easy install and works great.  I was able to close off the door, and now only have a small hole in the side of the plane for the key.  It works with the existing LGEZ hardware too.




Nick Ugolini,  

Charleston, SC 


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On Jan 19, 2020, at 1:56 PM, Doug Kan <doug@...> wrote:


Anybody know of a good and hopefully inexpensive flush door handle for a LongEz. Maybe something like the Tesla door handle?


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