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12 Oct 2021 10:57 #1 by John Jones
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The only weather stripping/insulation mine has is along the inner edge of the front windshield bow. The sliding canopy itself doesn't have any. The "seal" material on the windshield bow appears to be a relatively firm and rounded silicone material that the canopy front closes over. I'm in San Diego but don't know of an Aircoupe instructor. John

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11 Oct 2021 15:11 #2 by Ken Finley
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thanks. Appreciate the info and offer. Will advise. ken

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11 Oct 2021 12:06 #3 by Matt Gunsch
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I would look at how much of a gap you have and find some strip weather stripping and put it on the canopy frame. If you can't find anyone local, I am in the Phoenix AZ area and can help out with the annual.

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11 Oct 2021 11:16 #4 by Ken Finley
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I have a 1966 Alon A-2 and it looks as if there isn’t any weather stripping/insulation on the canopy edges.  When closed it definitely doesn’t fit tight around the edges and I get a very loud whistling noise when flying.  In fact, to the point that even using noise cancelling headsets it is difficult to hear ATC.  Are there any recommendations on what material to put on the edges to help seal the canopy to the cockpit? I am located in Southern California and I am looking for a mechanic to do an annual and for an instructor to check out another pilot for insurance purposes.  Thanks.  Ken

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