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#1 simo10 Dec 19, 2005 10:32 PM

I've got some "plane" in me...pics
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I was sick and tired of the stock canopy blocking my servos.
I looked around to see if there was one that would fit, but could not find one. :(

So, I said what the heck... I'll use my plank building skill to build a custom canopy. :D

It took about an hour to build completely. It is covered in orange monokote and the wind sheild is grey primer.

I love the way it came out. Its got a "lowrider" look to it.

Anyway, I don't think there is a lot of people using wood on helicopters :p
It's like a forbidden material. :eek:

Can't wait to get a good flight in tommorow


#2 Minimole Dec 20, 2005 05:30 AM

Haha, I love it, it looks great!

Try and get some pics of it in flight :)

Duane :D

#3 stevenkelby Dec 20, 2005 05:44 AM

That things a beast!

Make me one!

You should do a full fuselage like that, double the size of your Trex, make it easier to see.

I am making a full big body from card so I can paint it to aid visibility.

What does it weigh?

#4 simo10 Dec 20, 2005 08:01 AM

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It weighs only .8 oz
You can probably make it quite a bit lighter, because I used 1/8 inch balsa and too much glue. :o

I did a quick flight this morning.
Here are the pics.

#5 Z400Flyer Dec 20, 2005 08:59 AM

little bulky?

#6 simo10 Dec 20, 2005 09:27 AM

Not really.
when you see it in person it looks about right.
Plus, you can see it very well like this.
I like it :)

#7 johnbyrne Dec 20, 2005 11:43 AM

Kind of reminds me of the old Schluter miniboy canopy.

#8 thanhTran Dec 20, 2005 11:46 AM

very nice. I like it. It seems lighter than the XL fiberglass canopy (45g)

#9 Jovsdapogi Dec 20, 2005 12:01 PM

Now, its a Tyrannosaurus Rex! Good job.

#10 simo10 Dec 20, 2005 02:08 PM

Thanks guys.

I may even build a couple more so my heli looks different every time. :)
Now that I know how to build one, I could probably make one in 30 minutes


#11 HoverDown3K Dec 20, 2005 02:10 PM


#12 stevenkelby Dec 21, 2005 05:29 AM

I love it, awesome.

Make a full fuselage!

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