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This photo shows the rear end of the Lobelle canopy rail. Its cross-section reveals a locking “tooth”, designed to hold the hood in place ...

ASC06739

This photo shows the rear end of the Lobelle canopy rail. Its cross-section reveals a locking “tooth”, designed to hold the hood in place under pressure.

The visible perspex tube mounted behind the pilot held silica gel for removing moisture from the air in the cockpit, which could otherwise cause fogging. The clear perspex tube allowed for easy inspection of the silica crystals, which changed colour when they become saturated with moisture and had to be replaced.

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