One of you genius-caliber SolidWorks fellas can try this one out and let us know... One of the better sailplanes I flew had the instrument panel and canopy mounted as one unit, and this unit hinged upwards and forwards for pilot entry. In the case of the Lazy Bee, have the windshield and upper boot cowl/glareshield all hinge upward and forward over the engine. Hinge point at the top longeron/firewall joint. The "canopy" (windshield and boot cowl, including the instrument panel), swings up and over the engine. You step over the (waist-high) longerons and into the cockpit, lower yourself into the seat, and swing everything back down. It looks like you will be able to do this from slightly forwardof the wing leading edge... you have the space between the firewall and the leading edge to access the cockpit. This would be safe in flight - if a canopy latch comes loose the air will still keep the canopy closed. It would not be able to swing upward and rearward and be torn off of the aircraft. Here's a photo showing a glider with the instrument panel attached to the canopy, but this one doesn't swing upward anywhere near what I am proposing.