Re: Flush door handles
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>>> Latch to include a micro switch for the Eze warning system<<<
One thing I change on most aircraft with the complaint that the warning horn is intermittent.
The plans system attaches the micro-switch to the handle such that I have witnessed to LEZ pilots start the take-off roll and abort because the canopy started lifting up.
It was due to the latch being secured but the latch was not engaged. What the pilot needs to know is if that the canopy handle pawl has fully engage the canopy pins (screws) and is fully down when the canopy handle is locked in the latch. And if so THEN and ONLY THEN, should the micro-switch indicate the canopy is SAFE.
On clients aircraft we install The Shark Tooth Latching part only to the stock canopy handle and mount the micro-switch under the longeron and use a proximity pin that is forced downward by the canopy. The canopy can only close this tight when the handle and pawls are engaged.
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On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 6:27 AM Mike Tooze via Groups.Io <email@example.com> wrote: