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01 Nov 2017 18:46 #1274 by Gordie Meade
Gordie Meade replied the topic: Cooling
As a sidelight to this discussion, I finally got the canopy latches adjusted so they both will stay closed. The amount of air entering the cockpit drops really dramatically. In the winter this is a plus as I can fly in shirt sleeves. If I go to high (comparatively) altitude, 10k, the cockpit heater will keep it comfortable with only a light jacket with the canopy completely closed. As a plus, I have gained about 4 mph at cruise. In the summer, I will open the vents and at least one side of the canopy to get max airflow.

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21 Sep 2017 10:16 #1187 by Ken Thompson
Ken Thompson replied the topic: Cooling
I only have about 16 hours in my Ercoupe but I have yet to fly it with the canopy closed. Open air is the only way to go. I get 600-700 fmp climb out with ground temps in the low 90s- at 300 ASL. C-85 Stroker. Approximately 1150 lbs gross.
I'll have to experiment one of these days and see what difference I get on climb out with the canopy closed.

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21 Sep 2017 09:45 #1186 by Henry Pasquet
Henry Pasquet replied the topic: Cooling
It works. I tried it today. I did lose 200 FPM, climbing 500-600 instead of 700-800. That beats the 300-400 that I got with the canopy open on the Alon.

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14 Sep 2017 15:06 #1165 by Gordie Meade
Gordie Meade replied the topic: Cooling
Mine widens at the back and has about a 1/2 inch gap for air to exit but stays closed very nicely.

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14 Sep 2017 06:59 #1162 by Henry Pasquet
Henry Pasquet replied the topic: Cooling
I assume that the canopy stays closed when not latched. Is that correct? I haven't tried it yet.

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13 Sep 2017 13:04 #1149 by Super User
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I've done that too in my Alon, but I do find the airspeed to be slightly reduced.

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