I got a few hours work in at the hangar today. I got about half the reassembly work done, added a placard by the external canopy handle, and sorted out the remaining paperwork.

The transparent label material looks great when used in the cockpit, but it doesn’t look nearly as transparent when used on the silver paint on the canopy skirt. But, it only has to stay like this until the aircraft is painted, so I’m not going to lose any sleep over it now. I will revise the wording though, as the current wording doesn’t mention the need to pull aft after rotating the handle. I think I’ll change the placard to:

1. Rotate handle
2. Pull handle aft

The new words will be to the right of the arrow. I’ll also trim closer to the arrow and words, to minimize the amount of “transparent” label material that is visible.