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01-02-2013 05:20 PM  5 years agoPost 1
Climax

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Hi all,

I've built myself a 12S TRex 550E which uses two 6S 3000mAh packs side by side (wired in series).

The standard canopy is now a tight fit and I'd like to find out if any of the after market canopies are any wider, i.e. Fusano, Canomod etc.

Does anyone know?

Many thanks!

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01-02-2013 07:22 PM  5 years agoPost 2
icanfly

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how many cm wide?

Can you cut two blank canopies down a little left of center on one and left of right on the other. Mate them with epoxy and some cloth strip on the inside and a thin overlap on the outside. Sand smooth with a tiny bit of bondo and primer.

Now anyone can do it.

The other 2 halves would make a canopy for a smaller size heli or an narrow version of stock

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01-02-2013 09:25 PM  5 years agoPost 3
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That's certainly one possible way of doing it!

I was rather hoping that I could just buy a ready made and nicely painted canopy that was slightly wider by default...

I did once read that either the Fusano or Canomod canopies were just that little bit bigger. I was hoping that someone might know.

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01-02-2013 09:32 PM  5 years agoPost 4
AzHyper

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This one has a lot more room under it. Both side by side and length dimensions are increased.
http://www.align.com.tw/shop/produc...roducts_id=4599

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01-02-2013 09:54 PM  5 years agoPost 5
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Thanks!

That's interesting, is that true of all 550E DFC canopies?

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01-03-2013 11:32 AM  5 years agoPost 6
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I've now established that the Fusuno canopies are also wider than the non-DFC stock Align part.

In terms of extra width you get an additional 2cm, which for me works a treat!

So I've just placed an order for one of these,

http://fusuno.com/product_info.php?products_id=15799

Looks really good!!

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01-03-2013 05:33 PM  5 years agoPost 7
ady

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i use the 600 pro canopy , loadsa room

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01-03-2013 07:00 PM  5 years agoPost 8
icanfly

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ady, that's cool

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