Re: Flush door handles

Kevin R. Walsh

I found the video of the Hendricks latchI made when I was installing it:

The over-center is absolutely required to make sure it is safe and does not unlatch.   

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 10:06 AM Kevin R. Walsh <krwalsh@...> wrote:
I have that Hendricks latch, heavily modified, on my Cozy IV.  It is very pretty, flush from the outside, over-center on the inside, and works great.  I purchased a right hand latch, flipped it upside down, and then machined entirely new internals for it so the over-center works properly.  I even anodized it red, laser etched the LOCKED and OPEN arrow, so it looks very snazzy.

Take a look here, about halfway down:

And I would never do it again.  It is a pain in the ass to get it right.  I think I made 3 or 4 of them before I was happy with it.  If anyone wants the CAD file, I think I have it somewhere on my old laptop.  If I were to do it again I would just do what Marc Zeitlin has on his plane, which is to say there is no external latch.  The internal latch gets stopped by the key lock, and the rest of the internals are plans or very close to plans.

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 6:07 AM aviationeyes <skyeyecorp@...> wrote:
You mean like this one....?

Buy me one!

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020, at 1:56 PM, Doug Kan 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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