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04-01-2005 03:33 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Sparkhead

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I thought the Trex canopy looked to small especially after I had butchered it to fit my Hyperion motor in so I decided to try a Robbe Eolo R22 canopy I had laying around. The photo don't seem to be doing it much justice but it looks really cool in the flesh.

Just need to find a few more stickers to break up the yellow a bit and I'm done.

And heres how it used to look.


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04-01-2005 03:37 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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Yeah!!!!! I finally got a photo to work


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04-01-2005 03:41 PM  13 years agoPost 3
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where did you get that body?

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04-01-2005 03:45 PM  13 years ago •• Post 4 ••
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Its the original canopy of a Robbe Heli called the Eolo. I would say that Jeremy at RCHover would have them.

What do you think?

I would probably prefer more of a sports style canopy but this is what I had and it is about 10 grams heavier than the butchered Trex one.

All up I'm up to 680 grams.


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04-01-2005 03:53 PM  13 years agoPost 5
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They also make one called the Spirit canopy but it looks just that little bit to big.


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04-01-2005 04:13 PM  13 years agoPost 6
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how hard would it be to get one made?? fiberglass or what not? im partial to the hirobo sceadu and freya look =)

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04-01-2005 04:26 PM  13 years agoPost 7
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Yeah me to, I tried to fit my Sceadu canopy to my Raptor last week but I would have had to butcher it to make it fit.

I know a bloke over here that makes glass canopies for helis like the Trex so I will check with him to see whats in the pipeline.


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04-01-2005 04:46 PM  13 years agoPost 8
TheDudeVT

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Does the flybar clear that high collar? Looks really sweet! I like it!

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04-01-2005 04:50 PM  13 years agoPost 9
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Thanks, glad you like it.

Yes, by about 1 mm. I had to cut it down by about 7mm to start with though.


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04-01-2005 05:04 PM  13 years agoPost 10
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I bought a Freya style canopy from fx - aeromodels - .com sized for the Zoom/TRex. I haven't built it yet though, so no pics. but it's looks like vac formed lexan in two halves. I just got around to buying the color changing paint for it last night. Magenta/gold Krylon Mystique from the local craft store. That and some chinese dragon micro car hood stickers I picked out at the LHS and 'm good to go this weekend...

I do like the durability of the stock canopy tohugh, I've ditched it dozens of times and it still looks fine. Protects the battery well too- Even though they're a little heavy, I would like to see 'bleach bottle' canopies in different styles.


Kyle

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04-01-2005 05:10 PM  13 years agoPost 11
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I bought a Freya style canopy from fx - aeromodels - .com sized for the Zoom/TRex. I haven't built it yet though, so no pics. but it's looks like vac formed lexan in two halves. I just got around to buying the color changing paint for it last night. Magenta/gold Krylon Mystique from the local craft store. That and some chinese dragon micro car hood stickers I picked out at the LHS and 'm good to go this weekend...

I do like the durability of the stock canopy though, I've ditched it dozens of times and it still looks great. Protects the battery well too- Even though they're a little heavy, I would like to see 'bleach bottle' canopies in different styles.

Kyle

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04-01-2005 05:25 PM  13 years agoPost 12
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Sounds good, I'll look forward to seeing how it turns out. Is it slightly bigger than the stock canopy?


Mick.

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04-01-2005 05:29 PM  13 years agoPost 13
TheDudeVT

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The Freya-style canopy is longer (nose to tail) but not as tall (head to skids). Haven't compared the width yet- They were designed for the Zoom/Shogun, so they might be a tad smaller than the T-Rex stocker. I'll start a thread for the build, that'll be fun.

TheDudeVT

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