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Wanted - single slider bubble canopy for pitts.

Pierre Pechon

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Hi - I have an open cockpit S2E in New Zealand, and I would like to put a single slider bubble canopy on the back cockpit (I already have the turtle deck cover to cover the front cockpit). Currently both cockpits are open, and it's noisy and cold!!!! Do please get in touch either by email which is pierrepechon at doctors dot org dot uk or whatsapp on my mobile - which is + sixty four, two seven, six four nine five two three eight.

I am a newbie to the pitts world - currently have 20 or so hours in my pitts, and only soloed it twice, so I am not in a huge rush. I have plenty of mates in the USA that can forward parcels to me, if you have worries about sending things abroad to some unknown guy !!
and once our damned lockdown stops I'm visiting the USA soon anyways -
many thanks, Pierre
 

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The original single place canopy addition to the S-2A's was done by Art Scholl. My ship has it. I will offer the opinion that Airplane Plastics in Ohio makes the best canopies out there. Airplane Plastics Ohio | United States | Airplane Plastics The Scholl canopy mod is pictured below. The sheet metal for the tracks sticks out a little but that avoids changing the existing sheet metal. And you can see that the canopy comes back off with 4 quarter turn fasteners on each side.

Since your have an S-2E you may choose to modify your side sheet metal to move the canopy tracks inboard for a sleeker installation.

Best of luck,

Wes


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I believe the cockpit surround panel is stock with the factory single canopy installation which is nearly the same as the S-1S installation (and unlike the S-2S which modifies the cockpit surround panel). The coaming has to be dealt with in either case to keep the canopy fasteners from making hard contact. Mine was making contact on both the coaming and the panel itself. Looks like the Scholl design solved that by moving the rail outboard a little to provide clearance.
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taildraggerpilot

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Steen Aerolab sells a nice single place canopy for the Pitts, one was installed on my S2S.
 

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