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05-30-2011 10:32 AM  8 years ago
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Mitchilito

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I've built positive canopy latches into all my helis except for my Trex 550 3G.

The canopy locks on pretty tight but should I be using some kind of canopy latch for fast backwards flight?

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05-30-2011 01:00 PM  8 years ago
Steff Giguere

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05-31-2011 12:03 AM  8 years ago
Mitchilito

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This is the stock canopy.

Does it need clips?
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05-31-2011 12:09 AM  8 years ago
dchekas

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Does the 550E use the same big clip on the bottom and then two studs at the top like the T600N?

If so, I've put over 360 flights, many being heavy 3D flights with lots of backwards and backwards inverted flying.

No issues with the canopy coming off, it's a very good fit.

I have had to replace the rubber grommets several times though, thinking of getting the RC Booyah mounts to see if they help.
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05-31-2011 01:13 AM  8 years ago
leftyatm

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I have found to preserve the grommets, apply some petroleum jelly to them. It saves them from cracking. I would of course not do this if I used the stock mounting system. I only recommend it if you use a latching system like RC Booya or something that locks the standoffs to the canopy and not simply held in place by the force of the standoff within the grommet.

Catch my drift?
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05-31-2011 09:42 AM  8 years ago
Ladymagic

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You shouldn't need to do anything extra special with your grommets. Even with the amount of pressure fast backwards flight imposes on the canopy, it's not a enough to cause your canopy to pop off. If you are unsure of of the status of your grommets, just do the finger test before each flying session. If you place are middle and index finger behind the canopy near the grommet, you shouldn't be able to pop it loose by pulling straight out. You should always have to manipulate the grommets to free the canopy...once you get to the point where it take little effort, then you should replace them before you fly agian. You can buy the fancy stuff..but, your stock setup works just fine and I've been using that setpu on all seven of my Trex models. Good luck and fly safe!Mellisa
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05-31-2011 07:47 PM  8 years ago
McKrackin

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Tim Jones is the only one I see tearing off canopies.

He went by the radar gun at 76 mph at the exact moment the lid came loose.

He was inverted and backwards.
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06-01-2011 11:35 PM  8 years ago
Mitchilito

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I'm going to mod the mounts to take clips (like I've done to my other machines). There's just no need to risk it.

Thanks to all for the responses.
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