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WTB Delrin slide, latch plate

Aerobaticorsu

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Hello,

I own a Pitts S-2a and intend to install the two place canopy.
I have everything except those two:

- Latch plate


- Slide delrin


If you have them for sale, let me know.
Fly safe.

Patrick
 

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I purchased one from Aviat, it was like $350-$300 but they had them in stock. You have to shape the block for your canopy so it would probably be hard to buy one that had been used and just hope it fit.
 
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Given the poor history of that design, it is easy to guess that a used latch block will have enough wear that your canopy will fly off sooner rather than later. If you can't come up with a better latch design, buy that part new and postpone the loss of the canopy as long as you can.

Best of luck,

Wes
 

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Good advice Wes ! Even if the latch is quite expensive, it is less than the canopy...
 

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My Delrin was recently replaced and the latch would not move past center on the lock indicator. I slowly trimmed away material until I had full movement of the knob from unlocked to locked. When finished, I used zip ties and a loop of bungee cord to hold the knob in the fully locked position, just in case. When trimming the Delrin, make it a slow process of cutting where the latch is contacting the latch block and then work towards the locked position. I used a tungsten flat rotary bit to do the cutting. Go slowly and cut to move the lock a bit at a time.

Phil
 

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Wes...since you have a S1a with this system is there a better system than just replacing the block? Sounds like you might have something....
 

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I suspect since it's a certified aircraft it would be difficult to make it "better"?
 
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