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01-24-2013 05:57 AM  4 years agoPost 1
nismoflip

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One of my front plastic body mount standoffs is broken. This is my chance to upgrade them. Are you guys using anything different? Are there purpose-built mounts for the SDX? Thanks.

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01-24-2013 06:20 AM  4 years agoPost 2
nismoflip

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Just did a search and it looks like Quick UK makes a complete set front and rears for the SDX. You guys liking your Quick UK mounts?

I also found some RC Booya rear mounts. The RC Booya mounts look good although I'll have to purchase the stock plastic front mounts that I broke if I go this route.

Any suggestions on mounts from other helis that I could use to replace the plastic front ones? Perhaps some non-captured metal standoffs?

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01-24-2013 12:34 PM  4 years agoPost 3
rexxigpilot

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I consider the canopy mounts on my SDX to be the best of all my helis. I would not change them. The plastic front mounts will protect the frame in a crash better than metal front mounts.

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01-24-2013 12:57 PM  4 years agoPost 4
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I agree with rexxigpilot. Get a couple spare sets of the stock SDX mounts. They hold up well and in a crash will break first. That has saved me a few time from having to buy a new canopy or frame parts which cost a lot more than the plastic canopy mounts.

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01-24-2013 01:20 PM  4 years agoPost 5
Dr.Ben

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If a model does not have break away tabs to protect the frame, then plastic standoffs are preferred regardless of brand. You can replace them with aluminum which will be more durable, but the next mishap will see you replacing the whole servo frame or worse.

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01-24-2013 03:34 PM  4 years agoPost 6
nismoflip

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Sounds good. Stock replacements it is. Thanks for the advice.

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01-24-2013 09:15 PM  4 years agoPost 7
payne1967

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i use stock mounts with a nick cut out of them
so they snap off in a crash

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01-30-2013 12:52 AM  4 years agoPost 8
trillian

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I liked the stock mounts when using the plastic canopy but I just got a nice Canomod canopy and already I'm getting cracks in the paint from too much flexing due to the mounts fitting too tightly.

For the moment I have replaced the front mounts with the type that have a threaded hole for a thumb screw. (these came off a spare Sceadu frame I have lying around).

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01-30-2013 12:58 PM  4 years agoPost 9
kcgraves

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trillian, I had the same problem with Canomod canopies on my Lepton. They do not like that flexing to snap them on. I did what you did, put standoffs and screws on the front.

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01-30-2013 01:32 PM  4 years agoPost 10
trillian

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Hi KC,

Yeah the thing also is that IMHO they really should have done those GRP canopies with the trangular 'vent' area on the SDX left solid rather than cut out because you end up with a very thin section that is just too vulnerable. I already have an entire centimetre size chunk of paint that just chipped off completely on the Canomod. Fortunately it is white on the bottom so it doesn't show too much but it's annoying because that happened on the very first time out with it (and I was being as careful as I could).

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01-30-2013 02:20 PM  4 years agoPost 11
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They look a little fragile which is one reason I still have the white plastic canopy on my SDX. After my experience with the fiberglass ones on the Lepton I am a little hesitant to get one. But that new yellow one Hirobo came out with looks pretty nice.

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01-30-2013 02:43 PM  4 years agoPost 12
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Yeah I still have the plastic one which I painted yellow for better visibility. At least I got a very good deal on the Canomod and more recently I was given a green Fusuno canopy that looks quite nice as well. That's sort of the catch-22 about these elaborate painted canopies.

I like the orange / yellowish one I saw recently on what is supposed to be a new electric version of the SDX shown at the Nuremburg toy fair.

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01-30-2013 03:11 PM  4 years agoPost 13
kcgraves

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That is the SDX one I'm talking about, I might just get it some day. They announced it last year. Here it is
https://rcjapan.net/hirobo-0412-000...painted-p-15423

I got three Lepton canopies really cheap so I don't worry too much about the cracks.

Is the Fusuno as fragile as the Canomod? According to the video on their web site they are suppose to be more flexible.

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01-30-2013 03:58 PM  4 years agoPost 14
rexxigpilot

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trillian, I have the same canopy as shown in your picture. I have many flights on mine with no problem with paint coming off. I made sure the holes in the GRP were the same size as on my plastic canopy. The fit is securely snug but not too tight.

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01-30-2013 05:40 PM  4 years agoPost 15
payne1967

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the fusuno canopies are of a far better quality than the canomod ones
the cloth is thicker and stronger
my cano mod cracked at the rear mounting
but a crash too many put the whole canopy in the bin

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01-30-2013 06:34 PM  4 years agoPost 16
trillian

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Yeah it's just one of those things where most of time in my experience these canopies are just fine with a little care, this just happens to be not one of the best examples of Canomod's work I think.

It came with the front holes already drilled and I got the proper Hirobo grommet

It still looks good and I kept the paint chip and might glue it back on just for grins.

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01-30-2013 07:53 PM  4 years agoPost 17
rexxigpilot

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It came with the front holes already drilled and I got the proper Hirobo grommet
Yeah, mine came with predrilled holes too. Problem is they were far too small. I had to ream them out to I believe 9.5mm to match the plastic canopy diameter. There's the difference between our canopies.

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01-30-2013 08:08 PM  4 years agoPost 18
trillian

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The holes in mine were the correct size. The Hirobo grommets fit perfectly and even have some room to move a bit, that's not where the cracking is. Where the paint cracked is on the thin bits underneath, the rear part of the triangle shaped cut-out.

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