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10-10-2011 10:57 AM  6 years agoPost 1
trillian

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Just curious if anyone has tried to see if any other canopies
will fit the Robbes. I'm just slightly curious if something
newer and more common that would be available nicely painted
and everything might fit a Milli or Futura (obviously the
holes would have to be re-drilled and maybe some minor
cutting at the bottom or something but if a newer canopy
would come close, I wouldn't expect anything to just fit straight on.

Unfortunately you just cannot go out and buy a nice Canomod
or Fusano canopy for these helis.

I have a couple nice ones for the Futura, one solid yellow and
one fiberglass one custom painted but the only useable one
I have for the Milli / Dyna-X is the stock plastic type.

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10-16-2011 08:59 AM  6 years agoPost 2
Yeager

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I'm also curious for answers to this good question??

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10-17-2011 01:12 PM  6 years agoPost 3
trillian

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Using what I have available I can say that the Raptor 90
canopy looks like it could be made to fit the Milli if the lower
part was cut back a bit. Otherwise the shape is not too far off.

On the Futura, due to the tank being in front any canopy
will have to be wide enough in this area to even think
about fitting. The only thing I have that comes close
is the Century Predator canopy and it looks like it could
fit quite well with only minor trimming at the top
around the swash linkage (and obviously drilling of new
holes for the mounting bolts).

So those are 1 alternative possibility for each model.

I think the Milli might have more options and the Futura
will have to look to other helis with front located fuel
tanks, so maybe Xcell, JR ?

Next time I take out the Dyna-X I'll see if someone
at the club has a Trex 700 I can try the canopy as those
are everywhere (only problem is most of them have 'Trex 700'
printed on the side )

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11-24-2011 11:56 PM  6 years agoPost 4
invrtd

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I have a few canopies if you are looking for one.

Clark

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11-25-2011 12:19 AM  6 years agoPost 5
trillian

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Hi Clark,

The problem for me would be the cost of postage (plus the risk of damage, I have already had two Futura canopies arrive with broken windscreens).

The reason for looking into alternate canopies is to find something
else that is widely available already nicely painted etc. (although, having said that I am liking my solid yellow ones for visibility).

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11-25-2011 10:55 AM  6 years agoPost 6
invrtd

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I have an outage 90 too. You should be able to pick up the canopy unpainted for a nice price. I will have to put it next to a Robbe canopy and compare width. You can modify your canopy stand off on your bird to fit another canopy.

Clark

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12-13-2011 09:25 PM  6 years agoPost 7
erichevy

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I had a Nova cuatro canopy on my older Futura gasser.
Pic's are in my gallery.

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12-13-2011 11:11 PM  6 years agoPost 8
trillian

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On the subject of canopies, I just got a new in the box
Milli canopy from a shop here in the UK. It's so rare to find
any of these Robbe canopies for sale over here, so it
was quite a lucky find.

I still have about 3 or 4 Futura canopies that need new windscreens
though.

I probably have too many now

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12-14-2011 07:27 PM  6 years agoPost 9
ChrisW

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Bonsall, CA

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Have you tried the Hirobo canopies?
Back in the old gold frame Futura days, we used to put the Hirobo Tsurugi Canopies on those machines. You might be able to get a Freya or Turbulence canopy to fit.
Just an idea...
-ChrisW

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