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HelicopterHIROBOHirobo SDX › Fiberglass Canopy a Standard kit item?
02-16-2011 08:29 PM  6 years agoPost 1
jimm

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Is the custom painted fiberglass canopy a standard item with all the SDX kits now?

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02-16-2011 08:50 PM  6 years agoPost 2
kcgraves

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It should be but ask when you order one. If the vendor has some old stock you might get the milk jug one instead. That is what happened to me. My wife bought me one for Christmas and paid the normal price for what the fiberglass canopy one went for. But it had the milk jug one. Vendor, who I will not name, basically said too bad.

So ask first.

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02-16-2011 11:41 PM  6 years agoPost 3
fung_jeff

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Imo, Milk jugs are better than fiberglass. Requires more "skills" to put on decals "beautifully" than paint a canopy. A bit more durable as well Fiberglass just cracks up (Atleast the paint does).

Again IMO

Jeffrey Fung...15 Years old - FLEET: Evo 50, Raptor 30, Trex 500, SDX's, X-Spec, Logo 10/400

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02-17-2011 12:09 AM  6 years agoPost 4
Dr.Ben

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Show us some pics of the canopies you've painted. I've done a few in my time.....no comparison between the skills needed to paint versus to do a decal job.

Ben Minor

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02-17-2011 12:21 AM  6 years agoPost 5
fung_jeff

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Well it is IMO

Jeffrey Fung...15 Years old - FLEET: Evo 50, Raptor 30, Trex 500, SDX's, X-Spec, Logo 10/400

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02-17-2011 12:21 AM  6 years agoPost 6
Alpine

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You will be better off with the Milk Jug canopy and decals .
The Blue fiberglass canopy does not cut it !!

Roberto Munoz
IRCHA #344

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02-17-2011 11:06 AM  6 years agoPost 7
kcgraves

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You will be better off with the Milk Jug canopy and decals .
The Blue fiberglass canopy does not cut it !!
+1. Never liked that color scheme either.

I was just POed that, IMO, my wife got screwed on the price she paid and the vendor said too bad. Oh well, there are other Hirobo dealers out there.

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02-17-2011 12:05 PM  6 years agoPost 8
luixitoyo

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Could anybody put a pic of the canopy you are talking about?

Thanks

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02-17-2011 12:53 PM  6 years agoPost 9
kcgraves

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This is the Hirobo SDX canopy.

http://www.heliproz.com/prodinfo.asp?number=403955

Fusuno just announced a new green SDX canopy to go with the yellow and red ones they already had.

http://fusuno.com/index.php?cPath=6...566fd3395e3b0fc

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04-08-2011 06:46 AM  6 years agoPost 10
freakyreef

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Dragging up an old topic. But I couldn't find a real picture when I was looking so, here is a picture of it. Looks different in person than the pictures on heliproz..

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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04-08-2011 06:09 PM  6 years agoPost 11
Dr.Ben

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Fusuno will paint that scheme or any other any way you like for no extra charge. You just have a wait a little since shipping takes about 2 weeks in transit plus a few weeks paint time.

Ben Minor

Team Synergy Team Futaba Team Kontronik USA
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04-08-2011 06:23 PM  6 years agoPost 12
rexxigpilot

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Florida

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The milk jug canopy is great. It may not be as pretty on the bench, but really who cares about static display. What matters is performance. The plastic canopy is rugged and in a crash it protects the heli. However, it does weigh more than the FG canopy.

I also agree with those who think the FG canopy colors are incredibly bad. The heli disappears in most sky conditions. What were they thinking?

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04-10-2011 10:32 PM  6 years agoPost 13
datidun

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Nice Colour but i think it will be Hard to see

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