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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Extra 300S - Canopy Issue


Thread: [Acro] Extra 300S - Canopy Issue

Message: [Acro] Extra 300S - Canopy Issue

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From: N77TW at

Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 17:02:38 UTC


Although I'm only 6'1", I'm long waisted and no matter how I'm belted in or 
how the seat is arranged, any push causes me to hit the canopy with my head.

Although I've researched several solutions, the most expedient seems to be to 
blow a new canopy.  Yesterday, it appears capricious desert winds snatched 
open my canopy in my absence.  I returned to find the canopy shattered 
(snubbing strap broken).  Fortunately, the frame is fine and there was no 
wing damage.  But, since the canopy must be replaced; blowing a new one seems 
like the right idea at this point.

I would very much appreciate any information from anyone else who has had 
experience with blowing a 300S canopy and the legalities with regard to 
certification/337, etc.

Bill Bancroft
Southern California
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