Today I unpacked the composite canopy from the shipping crate that’s been sitting in the corner of my garage since the Spring. It took a good hour just to remove all of the protective bubble wrap, shrink wrap, and packing tape for transit. With some help, I placed the canopy onto the fuselage, and it fits just fine. I have to trim a little near the
Once I’m satisfied with fit, I’ll have to clamp the canopy in place, and then match-drill it to the skins on the fuselage. There is some minor trimming needed near the seat belts.. some excess fiberglass that just needs to be cut.
I know other builders have painted the canopy before installing it, but I’m thinking I’d like to install headliner material instead, if I can find a nice one.