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11-04-2004 08:57 PM  13 years agoPost 1
blakka_1

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I just received my first extreme not long ago. I noticed that my heli uses stand off posts and grommets to hold the canopy on.

From pictures I have seen on RR, it looks like everyone is using thumb screws. I thought these came standard? am i wrong?.

how can I convert my extreme to hold my canopy on using thumb screws? what parts do i require?

im new to the MA line of helis, forgive me for the newbie questions.

thanx

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11-04-2004 09:08 PM  13 years agoPost 2
angelob

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Thumb screws toward the front - standoffs for the rear. You could just get more thumbscrews for the rear, but I think that would be a hassle. For the rear canopy attachment, I use the #0109 steel balls and it seems to improve canopy grommet life back there. For the front I use the tempest canopy knobs - much nicer than the stock ones.

Angelo

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11-04-2004 09:40 PM  13 years agoPost 3
blakka_1

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ok i see now. yes i have thumb screws for the front, but i thought you could have them for the rear aswell, I guess I was wrong.

thanx angellob

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11-04-2004 10:04 PM  13 years agoPost 4
2DMAX

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If you look on the Motors & Rotors site, under xcell canopies, you can buy the CNC thumb screws which are a little bit bigger ( part no. 120-99).
I have seen some people put them on the back, but i'm still using the ball ends.

Mal.

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11-04-2004 10:57 PM  13 years agoPost 5
ddavison

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Fury thumbscrews
Yes, you can use them in the rear also. Just make the hole the same as the front and use the same size grommet. Get the machined thumbscrews, they are machined(concave) to grip the grommet, locking them on, less likely to loose them.

DaveDavison,GasGob,WhiplashGas,Spectra,JRXG11MV,12X

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11-04-2004 11:29 PM  13 years agoPost 6
blakka_1

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thanx 2dmax and ddavison

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11-05-2004 08:58 AM  13 years agoPost 7
cjw

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Rear Thumbscrews
I use rear thumbscrews as well. Simply leave of the standoff 'ball link' and use a grommet in the rear mounting point. I also add an extra grommet between the canopy and the mounting post to give a little extra clearance and allow compression to hold the screws in place better; without this they tended to come loose and fall out.

I had lots of Caliber 30 thumbscrews around and these fit perfectly.

Clive

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11-05-2004 10:27 AM  13 years agoPost 8
blakka_1

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thanx cjw, i think im gonna go with your method

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11-05-2004 06:32 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Will B

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A method that I use (and a few others here) is to slide a piece of fuel tubing over the ball links on the rear standoff.
Then buy a couple of grommets from an auto store the same size as the ones on the front of the canopy. Once the new grommits are fitted just push the grommit on the rear of the canopy over the fuel tubing and its a very nice snug fit. And best of all it means you dont have to buy two sets of those hideously priced ally thumbscrews ( which admittedly do work well!) and it saves a lot of time only having to un-do 2 thumbscrews as opposed to 4.

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11-05-2004 07:59 PM  13 years agoPost 10
cjw

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And best of all it means you dont have to buy two sets of those hideously priced ally thumbscrews
I use the alloy ones for the fromt, but for the back just get Caliber thum,b screws. Cheap and do the job

Clive

http://www.cjwoods.com

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