riverrock wrote: It always takes me a couple of attempts to find the roof winder, and I invariably turn it the wrong way every time
Ah, there is a secret
It's hard to put it into words, but the winder works in the natural sense on the driver's side of the cockpit.
So if you are looking at it from below and winding anti-clockwise then once it's on the driver's side it it travelling towards the nose, pushing the nose down.
If winding it clockwise, on the driver's side it is travelling towards the tail of the aeroplane, and thus lifting the nose.
Far easier in practice, particularly if it is relatively low geared so you can leave the handle 'parked' on the driver's side most of the time.