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06-24-2014 01:32 PM  3 years agoPost 1
charleshodge

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Got it and opened the box and it deffinatly looks orange and white ,not red and white like in the picture.also has a cheap plastic look to it .it looks really bad sitting next to my goblin comp.I don't think anyone would think that the align looks better.wish there was a way to pop a goblin canopy fuse on the 700,pro ally be a little cheaper too.the one reason I got it was for visibility,which it will do so I guess its good for that.I did only buy it for 155 shipped on ebay so can't be that mad as if I spent 240 something.

charles hodge

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06-24-2014 03:00 PM  3 years agoPost 2
davehour

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I received the Red-Yellow fuselage. The red is bright and as you say, it looks like a bright red-orange color.

The canopy material is thinner than the stock canopy. The canopy protectors are installed from the inside of the canopy, and have play in the canopy holes. In addition, the canopy protectors aren't glued to the canopy. I've asked in the fuselage thread if owners are using the canopy like that.

As for the look, IMO it looks way better than the Goblin.

David

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06-24-2014 11:29 PM  3 years agoPost 3
davehour

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I have good information to share with you guys so bear with me:

I called Align USA and asked if the Speed Fuselage canopy protectors should be glued, and if the canopy protectors should be installed the normal way shown in the heli manual. Well, glad I called because they told me they glue, and they recommend gluing, the canopy protectors to the canopy. Moreover, they recommend installing the canopy protectors so their lips are on the inside of the canopy instead of the outside, which is the way the manual shows. The reason behind this is the main forces applied to the canopy are from the inside, and having the lips on the inside protects the canopy the most. I was told this is something they discussed with the Align factory and they agreed. So I say it's probable we might start seeing future manuals showing the installation of the canopy protectors that way.

They also recommend to apply glue to the area the magnets are in order to reinforce it.

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06-25-2014 03:39 PM  3 years agoPost 4
charleshodge

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Wish I didn't crazy glue mine the other way

charles hodge

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06-25-2014 03:44 PM  3 years agoPost 5
Pistol Pete

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Acetone dissolves CA and will not harm paint job.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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06-25-2014 11:40 PM  3 years agoPost 6
charleshodge

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Acetone trick info will help,thanks here a pic of new goblin 700 comp and new align fuse,think both look great in there own way and both deff. Visible.

charles hodge

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06-26-2014 06:24 AM  3 years agoPost 7
davehour

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Yes, personal thing.

IMO, Goblins graphics are too saturated and make them look like toys, although they have improved from the first releases which were even worst.

Contrary, the Align graphics make them look more real.

BTW, great machines over there!

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06-26-2014 06:27 AM  3 years agoPost 8
davehour

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Hi guys,

I prepared the following chart to show the weight difference after the installation of a 700 Speed Fuselage. Summing up, the total weight gain is 157g (5.5oz):

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