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10-10-2005 05:43 PM  12 years agoPost 1
drvcrash

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Whaleyville, MD

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I saw somewhere a nylon canopy screw set for the rappy but cant remember where. Anyone seen them?

I had a couple times after landing to find the front of my canopy had come loose.

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10-10-2005 06:10 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Heli88

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Clarkston, MI

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You can find them at fortunemodelproducts.com.

It super easy to do yourself! The advantage of this method is that you don't have to remove the screw to pull off the canopy.

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10-10-2005 06:32 PM  12 years agoPost 3
drvcrash

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Whaleyville, MD

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thanks

I think ill try your method first then

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10-10-2005 07:56 PM  12 years agoPost 4
turboomni

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I lost my Raptor 30 in a crash because of the canopy coming loose.
Was going fast up twards a stall turn but came down backwards for a while fasr before turning nose down. Going nose down gave up elevator and Nothing!! Went straight in. My canopy came loose up front [blew off like an umbrella when going backwards] and jammed in the swash when I was going FF and no elevator.
I now use a screw to hold the canopy but I unscrew mine unlike the pics as I will never loose another heli to this problem again.
I'm sure what Heli88 did works fine but I'm alittle paranoid about what happened to me so I use a screwdriver every time the canopy comes off.

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10-10-2005 08:23 PM  12 years agoPost 5
MicroDOC

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Goleta, CA

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This is what I do and it works great.

Just screw a small round head screw into the strut and a clearance hole in the canopy clip.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it!

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10-10-2005 08:46 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Heli88

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Clarkston, MI

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Turboomni...as you can see, the screw is not tightened all the way down. It protrudes into the hole enough to hold well. I do lots of backward flight and tail slides...it's not going anywhere.

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10-10-2005 08:55 PM  12 years agoPost 7
turboomni

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East of the Equator

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I'm sure it works great Heli88 and it's the first time I saw a setup like that. Looks like MicroDoc does the same thing. I will probrably try it as it will save using the screwdriver every time.
Thanks

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10-10-2005 10:28 PM  12 years agoPost 8
GrantL

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Springfield, MA

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Here's the way I did it.. #8 thumb screw, drill and tap from Home Depot..

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10-11-2005 11:14 AM  12 years agoPost 9
HeliPhil

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Brentwood, Essex, UK

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If you check closely the lugs that stick out from the sideframes by the U/C stop the canopy fitting nicely. Just cut them off and no more problems - however I still have a piece of foam underneath the battery pack/ RX tray to stop the canopy coming up.....

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10-11-2005 03:21 PM  12 years agoPost 10
smegs

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Hacienda Heights, CA

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GrantL
Nice work Im going to do that to mine now.

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10-11-2005 04:47 PM  12 years agoPost 11
GroundPounder

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South Africa, Cape Town

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Well, I haven't lost the canopy yet, but I've turned both landing struts backwards for a more " Racy " look, so the clip wasn't locking in place anymore.
I just drilled a 2.5mm hole through the clip and strut, and screwed in a 3 mm self tapper.
That puppy stayed on during my last messed up auto, 'nuff said :-)

GroundPounder

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10-11-2005 10:02 PM  12 years agoPost 12
joeyM

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langhorne, pa

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I used a small eye hook and screwed it into the landing gear---works great and dont need a screwdriver---the thumbscrew is good also.........joe

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