Canopy Frame Question

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Canopy Frame Question

Postby RobDob » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:45 pm

Evening everyone

I have a question regarding my '8 canopy frame which is now largely fitted. The plans show a 'canopy mid retention block' for holding the canopy half open, and says to make from .188 UHMW block. Is this contained in the kit or do I need to source from elsewhere? If it's in the kit I can't find it in the box or on the packing list!

Thanks for any help!

Rob
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Postby RobDob » Thu May 20, 2010 3:38 am

Anybody?! :)
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Postby Speed3Guy » Thu May 20, 2010 8:03 am

I don't think I saw the plastic in the kit either. Their retention block didn't look like it would do much, and I've never actually seen one installed. I installed a small retractable pin that I could engage or disengage depending on whether or not I wanted the midpoint stop.
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Postby Spike » Thu May 20, 2010 8:34 am

I don't think I have seen that block on any 8's.

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Postby RobDob » Thu May 20, 2010 3:24 pm

Thanks gents, I'll try and find out what people have done over here.
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Postby Randy Erwin » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:12 pm

Just joined this site. Am a new owner of a beautiful -8 built by Jeff Tompkins of Grants Pass, OR. I just installed one of these: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/s ... php?t=7745 and it works like a champ!! I installed it on the right hand side though. Took about 1 hour and 2 beers. :)

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Postby Spike » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:55 pm

Welcome! We are glad to have you. :welcome:
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