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01-22-2007 11:59 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Willie 300S

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Not only does the Trex canopy look great and fit the Titan perfectly, the Titan graphics work as well. And they stick smoothly and securely.

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01-22-2007 12:50 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Paintballny

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very cool! Can you take a picture of the other side? I am curious to see the clearence for the muffler. Does it have a bottom latch like the stock canopy? Do the standoffs fit well/line up well? I just might have to get this canopy for my 50 v1 rappy if its a direct fit(using v2 standoffs).

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01-22-2007 01:54 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Willie 300S

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Paintballny

The standoffs line up perfectly.
I added a Raptor bottom clip which I picked up at my LHS for a couple of bucks and it works great. The front side bumpers also contact the canopy precicely so the canopy is very secure.
The canopy has a molded shape that fits around the muffler like it was intended for the Raptor. The clearance is only about 1/8 to 1/4" but the stock plastic canopy is about this close and doesn't melt. If desired, it would be easy to shave off a little on the edge and get some more clearance but I think it will be fine as is.
I did create the two side holes to allow access to the battery switch and they fit well with the graphics.
As you can see, the Titan graphics were not applied in the factory recommended positions and I omitted some. I cut these out and held in place using masking tape above and below the graphic strip. When I was happy with the locations. I lifted one end, pealed back the backing as far as possible considering that the center portion was taped down, clipped off this portion of the backing, then smoothed down the exposed end in place. I then removed the masking tape, lifted the remaining portion of the graphic strip, removed the remaining backing and smoothed the rest down. It woked perfectly, smooth and secure on the slick fiberglass. I think it would be difficult to remove the graphics in one piece once in place. They are very secure.

I will take some better pictures tonight with a real camara (not my phone).

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01-22-2007 02:25 PM  10 years agoPost 4
JeepCJ

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Pennellville NY (Syracuse Heli Group)

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Are you running the stock Titan muffler?

Bob

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01-22-2007 11:07 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Willie 300S

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JeepCJ

It came with my kit from Heliproz. I don't know whether it is a TT or one of their upgrades. The kit I ordered included the G4 Pro blades and some metal but I'm not sure about the muffler.

I will get some additional photos tonight.

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01-23-2007 12:13 AM  10 years agoPost 6
Droid

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Sticker set looks made for it!! Good work

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01-23-2007 03:29 AM  10 years agoPost 7
Vaigod

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Palm Beach, Florida

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I was thinking of doing the same thing, but I'm curious as to how well the thin FG canopy will hold up to the vibrations of a nitro bird.

Please keep us posted. LOOKS GREAT!!!

-=Artti
T-Rex 450SE / T-Rex 600 / JR 9303
Rap50 Titan-OSHyper MP2 GV1 / Rap90SE OS91 MP2 GY611

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01-23-2007 03:31 AM  10 years agoPost 8
Paintballny

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Any luck with the pics? A full side profile would be great too just to see how the canopy looks overall...

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01-23-2007 03:40 AM  10 years agoPost 9
alvinrc

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Looks neat, I am tempted.
Is the windshield a sepperate piece or is it painted on?

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01-23-2007 04:26 AM  10 years agoPost 10
TonyTypeS

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New Orleans, LA & El Monte, CA

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Have you guys seen some of those awsome painted 600 canopies. Man and they're cheap to get too.

http://www.helihobby.com/html/trex6...r_canopies.html

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01-23-2007 04:34 AM  10 years agoPost 11
Paintballny

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yeah! I love the "Iron" one.

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01-23-2007 04:27 PM  10 years agoPost 12
Willie 300S

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OK, I finally got some photos. Hopefully I can figure out how to post them.
The windshield is painted on. I got my canopy from my LHS for about $40. It comes solid white with the black windshield. The prepainted ones for $99 do look great.
I did reinforce the fiberglass where the bottom clip attaches using a small strip of fiberglass cloth and CA. I don't know how it will hold up but will let you know after I put in a few flights.
The muffler does clear by about 1/8". The canopy could be trimmed for more clearance if necessary but I think it will be fine as is.

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