How much does an F-16C block 30 canopy weigh?

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Unread post27 Jun 2004, 02:32

Gosh I have been looking everywhere! I tried searching here, google...couldn't find anything...how much does the canopy weigh? When I went to meet with the ANG unit I'm joining...he told me, and I absolutely cannot remember to save my little life. Ugh!!!! Please help...

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Unread post27 Jun 2004, 04:02

Not as if it's any help, but what on Earth do you need to know THAT for? :lol:
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Unread post27 Jun 2004, 05:26

lol, really, I'm betting its light, the actuator for the canopy isnt very big, I'd guess maybe 100lbs or so, its not easy to crank open. I should know, had to last week.
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Unread post27 Jun 2004, 15:44

Geeze, this is covered in some thread related to ejections, as I recall... Single seat canopies are in the 200-300lb range, and the family models are in the 300-400lb range as I recall.

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Unread post28 Jun 2004, 01:27

Not as if it's any help, but what on Earth do you need to know THAT for?


Because one of the crew chiefs here told me...and I couldn't remember...just one of those questions that will bug the heck out of me until I find out.

Thanks to the other guys...I wanna say the crew chief I talked to said 250lbs...but I don't really remember.

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Unread post28 Jun 2004, 03:16

Its not too far off of 250 lbs. I know the crane that I use on my egress trainer is tested to 300 lbs every year and the canopy is the heaviest by far of the 2 components its there to lift. The seat being the other one.
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Unread post28 Jun 2004, 03:35

Oh do you work in egress? That's what I'm looking at with the ANG...just something about it that I love...not to mention my CFII was one of the engineers on that project...
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Unread post28 Jun 2004, 05:29

Work? Thats a strong word...... I am an instructor :lol: . Egress is one of the subjects that I get to teach. I also handle quite a bit more on both the F-16 and the A-10.
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Unread post28 Jun 2004, 06:34

Sorry...that is true...if you enjoy your job...it's not work. My apologies. ;-) I've noticed there's a lot of instructors on here...;-) Maybe I'll run into you oneday.
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Unread post29 Jun 2004, 06:55

Egress is one of the subjects that I get to teach.


Where and for what SQ do you teach Mark?
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Unread post29 Jun 2004, 22:56

From a Code One magazine article:
the canopy thickness went from three-eighths inch on the prototypes, to one-half inch on the full-scale development airplanes, and finally to three-quarters inch on the production version....this additional canopy thickness cost you twenty-two pounds of additional weight per one-eighth inch increase.


That would make the plexiglass portion alone about 130-135 lbs, plus the weight of the canopy frame etc.
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