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HelicopterAlignT-REX 700N › Plea to Canopy makers for an improved Trex 700 canopy - Check out the NEW CANOPY!
05-15-2008 05:46 PM  9 years agoPost 81
Adey_Law

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great thread guys, the canopy for the Compass 90 (odin) is very much work in progress, the model is flying very nicely which for me is far more important but thats me.

lots of food for thought here thanks,

Ade

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05-15-2008 07:52 PM  9 years agoPost 82
tchavei

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I saw the Odin at 3Dx in Utrera. Looked very nice

Tony


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05-15-2008 09:09 PM  9 years agoPost 83
Bond007

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Was lucky enough to have a look in a 700 kit box today, well 2 actually

One had the blue/white canopy shown above and the other was yellow with silver lightning flashes. Looks real nice in the flesh

Love the carbon wrapped boom as well

They are gonna sell sell sell

Sean

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05-16-2008 12:13 AM  9 years agoPost 84
Dave Yost

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The Carbon aluminum tail boom was a brilliant idea. Supper stiff.

Dave

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05-16-2008 12:20 AM  9 years agoPost 85
Rockohaulic

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Supper stiff.

If you cook your frozen TV dinner after you take it out of the freezer, you might not have this problem!

Muahahahahahahaha

Sorry - just had to...

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05-21-2008 07:13 PM  9 years agoPost 86
Rockohaulic

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Dave,

So Dave, do you have any canopies that you did for the Trex 700N that I can take off of your hands?

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05-21-2008 09:26 PM  9 years agoPost 87
TYREE

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'Form over Function'....I don't buy it....

Who want's a heli that looks amazing that flies like .....

the 'Spruce Goose'....not me

Ty

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05-22-2008 07:31 AM  9 years agoPost 88
derekandjennys

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The 700 canopy does look like it sort of sits high and forward.

Have you all seen the Rave 450 canopy.

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05-22-2008 03:11 PM  9 years agoPost 89
Rockohaulic

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I like the Rave canopy. If anything it's the opposite of the Trex 700 - it's a bit big for the heli. But in a good way.

Curtis Youngblood was flying the cr@p out of his Rave helis at the San Diego fun fly. You could really see that thing in the sky! Looked like way too much fun.

And he was having a blast piro spinning it faster than a dog on crack chasing its tail. It was a total blur, and with the torque tube it just shook it off and asked for more. And he was doing high altitude autos with that thing. Fun fun fun!

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05-23-2008 12:39 AM  9 years agoPost 90
derekandjennys

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That is what I meant. The Rave canopy is one of the best looking ever.

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05-23-2008 01:13 AM  9 years agoPost 91
RockohaulicrrElite Veteran - Canyon Country, CA, USA, 3rd Rock from the Sun - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The CY Next D Rave - Sweeeeeet!

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05-23-2008 02:48 AM  9 years agoPost 92
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This canopy screams "all business". Can't wait to see it on a Rave 90.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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05-23-2008 04:05 AM  9 years agoPost 93
Ghostrider

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This canopy screams "all business". Can't wait to see it on a Rave 90.
Amen to that!

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05-23-2008 10:24 PM  9 years agoPost 94
Rockohaulic

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So how do we get ahold of Canomod and others to say - Hey make us a canopy for this thing!!!

Canomod's website sucks for contacting them...

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05-23-2008 11:39 PM  9 years agoPost 95
Ghostrider

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Bill at Arizona Heli makes all of his own canopies and has them for just about any production heli. I think he would be your best shot at getting a custom made canopy.

Personally I think if you could get Bill to custom make one or maybe even Dave Yost, they would sell like hot cakes. Look how well the custom painted canopy market is doing.

The key is to keep it close enough to the original so that you know it is still a 700. If you change it to much, and people can not recognize what it actuall is that you are flying, it will not do as well.

I think the 700 is going to kill every 90 out there just because of cost of ownership compared to anything else available. So knowing that, I think it would be a good investment for any canopy maker.

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05-23-2008 11:55 PM  9 years agoPost 96
Rockohaulic

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Unfortunately Dave Yost is pulling out of the canopy business.

I guess that means even more incentive for Bill at Arizona Heli to custom make a canopy and rake in the orders and the money!!

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05-24-2008 12:01 AM  9 years agoPost 97
Ghostrider

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Unfortunately Dave Yost is pulling out of the canopy business.
Dave is a very good friend of mine and personally I think this canopy stuff is in his blood. His family comes first, as with all good men, but I hope all this will pass and things will work out for him and his family. But I am not convinced that he is completely out yet.

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05-24-2008 06:35 PM  9 years agoPost 98
derekandjennys

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As much as I like it, I don't see anyone advertising (Rave 90 canopy for trex 700)

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07-16-2008 07:49 PM  9 years agoPost 99
Rockohaulic

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OK Canopy Makers -

The 700N is out. Where are some improved canopies???

I think the nose needs to extend about an inch, and then it can be a bit sharper, and not look so big and round.

Also, extend the rear section back and make it look more like the 600N and the Synergy.

And give it some shape. The stupid thing has absolutely no shape, cut lines, bumps, or anything. Even the 600N has a better shape...

We're waiting.....................

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07-17-2008 01:57 AM  9 years agoPost 100
Raptorz499

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No doubt canomod will have a few out soon!

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