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11-09-2013 12:52 AM  4 years agoPost 1
raholek

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Why aren't more manufacturers adding the quick change style battery trays to their machines?
Am I the only person who doesn't like removing the canopy every 5 mins?

I see a lot of Heli kits I want to purchase, but the hassle associated with Lipo changes every flight makes me love my TT e helis and Nitros all the more.

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11-09-2013 01:06 AM  4 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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The plus side of taking off the canopy is it gives you a chance to check things out you can't see with the canopy on.

The negative side is excessive wear on the canopy for no reason!

I have one that you don't have to take the canopy off, I kinda like it. Epic 7/8

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11-09-2013 02:16 AM  4 years agoPost 3
McKrackin

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The plus side of taking off the canopy is it gives you a chance to check things out you can't see with the canopy on.
None of that crap needs checked every 5 minutes.

I would at least get 5 or 6 flights with my nitro without taking off the canopy...Even if there were DAYS or WEEKS between the flights.

After a few weeks,I would eventually have to unplug the RX pack.

My E canopy is practically new and is already chipped up from changing batteries every few minutes.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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11-09-2013 03:44 AM  4 years agoPost 4
Travis MCH

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New Braunfels, Texas, USA

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Fusion 50 ........you can change batteries five or six times right off the battery tray before you have to pull the canopy and charge the flight pack.

Fly every chance you get!

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11-09-2013 06:16 AM  4 years agoPost 5
Craigdieslemac

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Valdosta, Ga USA

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This is a pain in the ….. butt. However, I usually only fly through 2 sets before I am BS'ing with someone at the field. Sometimes I only make it through 1 set, then I'm BS'ing.. could just be me. I may be at the field for 3 hours and only get 30 min of actual flight time.

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11-09-2013 09:36 AM  4 years agoPost 6
lanky

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I think we will see more starting to incorporate it. The TSA 700e has a quick in and out tray, no need to touch the canopy. I guess it's all part of the evolution and the more modern designs will start having smart solutions to those hassles.

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11-09-2013 10:58 AM  4 years agoPost 7
wrongler

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None of that crap needs checked every 5 minutes.
I'm not saying it needs to be checked every 5 minutes. But maybe when you take the canopy off the 5th time you might find something!

Bill Whittaker

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11-09-2013 11:27 AM  4 years agoPost 8
Retired2011

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Lee's Summit, MO

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I usually only fly through 2 sets before I am BS'ing with someone at the field.
But maybe when you take the canopy off the 5th time you might find something!
I agree with both...I definitely spend more time looking over helis and BS'ing. Plus it makes it easier for things to cool off between flights.

Taking the canopy off is just part of it, and no bother at all for me - I can spare the 3 seconds it takes.

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11-09-2013 01:42 PM  4 years agoPost 9
RCHSF

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I want a Align T-rex 450 like that.

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11-09-2013 02:40 PM  4 years agoPost 10
unclejane

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Another nice thing about having gone all FPV, no canopies needed on the machines.... I've even removed the canopy mounting studs on the Whip E.

But I still like the idea of being able to change the batts with the canopy still on it, that seems to be good design to me.

Even the Whiplash can have the batts changed without removing the canopy. It's a bit of a skill you have to acquire, but it's fairly easily done....

LS

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11-09-2013 03:27 PM  4 years agoPost 11
McKrackin

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I can spare the 3 seconds it takes
It has nothing to do with how long it takes.
It's the wear and tear on the canopy.

If you ever get a canopy you're actually proud of,you'll get it

I literally never use the word literally right.

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11-09-2013 03:28 PM  4 years agoPost 12
NQNA

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I love the 600/700 Align system!

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11-09-2013 05:23 PM  4 years agoPost 13
raholek

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Zachary, Louisiana

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Align system
I love the 600/700 Align system!
Is it different on current model? My 700 is a couple years old. post some photos.

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11-09-2013 05:33 PM  4 years agoPost 14
NQNA

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Here are two photos. The silver button on the front releases the tray that the bats are velcro'ed too (great englash)..

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11-09-2013 05:36 PM  4 years agoPost 15
Craigdieslemac

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Valdosta, Ga USA

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I am going to build a system for my Goblin that will allow me to put the batts in from the rear, I just haven't had the time to do so yet. Maybe one of these weekends. The problem is designing something durable and light weight. I have some ideas I am toying with like making the tray hinge down to open up the back enough to slide the batts in and out. I'll come up with something I am sure because I hate goblin canopies.. I mean, I love them, but I hate removing and installing them.

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11-09-2013 05:40 PM  4 years agoPost 16
NQNA

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I do like the Mikado and Miniature velcro idea on the Whiplash and Logo 700 under the mainshaft dual saddle packs.

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11-09-2013 06:33 PM  4 years agoPost 17
Ronald Thomas

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Gainesville, Fl, USA

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I don't mind taking the canopies off, it only takes a couple of seconds. Also if you never look at it, chances are you never will, crap happens.

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11-09-2013 06:35 PM  4 years agoPost 18
McKrackin

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if you never look at it, chances are you never will
Deep...lol....

I literally never use the word literally right.

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11-09-2013 07:29 PM  4 years agoPost 19
icanfly

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solution's quite easy with a 2 piece canopy. The window area is cut out in such a way to allow top loading, a bottom pan in similar respect for bottom loading. Re fasten with tiny magnets (added weight) or elastic bands. I attach my nose cone style cano with rubber bands attached to the frame and have side panels that are fixed on.

All it takes is cutting along the outer body line back to about an inch forward from the section of cano where the swash is. The window can clip in front or back or both sides and be held down on the other end by magnet, rubber bands, velcro, another clip, druz fastener. etc.

WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT?

cog demands the batt is forward of main shaft.

What? do you want drawings now? effin eh I have a product line and no start up money f me.

On my 300zyX I didn't like slipping a custo canopy over and catch the gears most every time while being slipped on.

Another idea is a load and lock door on the side or bottom, manufacturers don't like the bottom idea because they would be liable if the retaining sytem failed on users.

There it is, A TWO PIECE CANOPY with a door/glass piece just for battery re and re.

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11-09-2013 07:32 PM  4 years agoPost 20
raholek

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Zachary, Louisiana

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Quick change lipos
That sounds a lot less complicated than quick change trays.

Thats how my 700e was setup.... Still have to remove canopy and fight trays and wires.

Try the tt system And u will be mad at the other guys.

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