Canopy Restraint

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When opening the canopy I needed something to prevent it from traveling too far. Also needed something to support the shoulder harness straps to keep them above the parachute and make it easier for me to reach them.

I started by gluing an RS-6 across former #3A. On the right side I glued a small RS-7 block to support the cable bolt. The other end of the cable was bolted to former #3.

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Canopy restraint cable

Now I can leave the canopy open without having to hold it.

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Canopy restraint in action

To prevent the cables from coming off the bolts I used these black nylon stepped spacers.

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Canopy restraint cable attachment

On former #3 I used a tapered head screw and counter sink it so it was flush on the back side.

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