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Old Jan 05, 2013, 12:34 PM
Darwin of quadcopter canopies
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The big list of small canopies.

I had too much spare time in my hands, so I present to you, The big list of small canopies.
Some of the different colours are listed as different products, some are variations, but they _should_ be correctly linked.
Enjoy.

[2013-03-15-1742] - Added HISKY FF120U, UDI U817 and Walkera QR-InfraX.
[2013-01-20-2227] - Added the SH 6043 canopy.
[2013-01-08-2107] - Valid HTML5 and CCS3.
[2013-01-08-2012] - Added some more canopies, now a total of 43.
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[2013-01-07-2151] - Cleared the post and switched to an external version.
[2013-01-06-1447] - Added a few canopies, and split the list in two (max 40 images)
[2013-01-05-2202] - Added some weights measured by mystman.

The forum post was a little cumbersome to maintain, and well, was really just a bunch of pictures. Main feature for now is sorting. Good layout comes later.

The big list of small canopies.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 12:35 PM
Darwin of quadcopter canopies
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Quads with other canopies:
These are quads that have 'unique' looking canopies or other bits, but no spare ones have been found.
If someone knows where to get just the canopies, propguard etc, please tell me so I can add them to the list.

KS500


XBM-26


P798


YD717


UDI U817 full shell


Double Horse 9128


F200


882 Interesting propquards.


YF beetle


No.6604
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 07:57 PM
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Great idea John. for those that have preference of style (myself included), this is a helpful thread.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 09:14 PM
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Thanks for the nice canopy encyclopedia.

I need one WLtoys v959-01, it looks like Hoten.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 02:47 AM
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Found these for the Blade MQX which should fit the v929 etc..

Park Flyer Plastics
MQX Fighter

MQX Interceptor
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:08 AM
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Very nice! Great work! - and a true help to anyone who is looking, so thanks for that (too bad I am not that much fascinated with quads anymore personally ... but I still do have a few on your list ...)

for example this one:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blade-MQX-...item43b3829136
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 04:52 AM
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...and a real bargain at $24 delivered, unpainted, uncut. Although you do get 2 LEDs !

Ironically the seller is named "valuerc"
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 04:57 AM
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It would be nice, if we can get all the weights of the canopies.
If anybody has a canopy not showing any weight on the list, should weight it and get the data to John_Edward.
I've already get him some
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 08:00 AM
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My favorite: SH 6044 (blue/green aviable)


More pics here:
http://www.toy63.com/cp/html/?4856.html
I found only here (quad):
http://lightake.com/detail.do/sku.No...o___Blue-61079
Sadly i can't find spare canopy anywhere But, i really want one for my MP....
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 08:27 AM
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...and a real bargain at $24 delivered, unpainted, uncut. Although you do get 2 LEDs !

Ironically the seller is named "valuerc"
Well, sorry for mentioning it - if I click my link, it says 13.99$ plus 2.99 shipping (which - last time I checked - is 17$)
I am not sure if anybody can blame on me that the shipping to anywhere else than the lower 48 is more than the 2.99$ (and maybe the program adjusts this according to the IP location automatically ... what do I know??)

As far as the plain canopy goes, the 14$ actually IS a bargain, compared to trying and finding it somewhere else ... HENCE the name "valueRC" (and I admit, it is my favorite seller on ebay for helistuff, because if I order there, I usually get the stuff significantly cheaper than any other shop in the US (or the rest of the world for that matter)I can find that in ...

Also, I actually thought this was a list which wants to showcase the canopy choices people have for their quads, NOT "discriminate" based on price. In this hobby, you will always find the same stuff in many places, sometimes for VERY different prices - but that is neither my fault, nor did I expect it to be relevant for the purpose in question.
If you leave out canopies that exist, simply based on the price
which some people may not agree with, then you are going to miss out on a whole bunch of them.

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 08:41 AM
Darwin of quadcopter canopies
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We are just biased by normally seeing $2 canopies for a $35 quads, not $15 canopies for an over $120 crafts.
If you buy it for a v929, it is half the price of the quad.
If you buy it for an MQX, then its more like 15%.

And as you said, price is not part of this, just looks.
Now weight is the bigger factor here, while a canopy lined with gold costing 1k would get here, if someone made it out of solid gold and sold it for half the price, if it can't fly, it isn't a canopy, it's a display piece.


Btw, I know BangGood, Tmart, LightTake and GoodLuckBuy.
If you know of a site that sells spare canopies, please tell me
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 08:47 AM
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I know the HJ 998 is the same as X200 but.... for the HJ 998 are 3 canopy LB, Bee, UFO:
http://www.myrcmart.com/hj-toys-hj998-c-21_257_303.html

For the following i can't find any "supplier or shop" but some have "Interesting" design:
GM 860 (red/turquoise).
http://www.toy63.com/cp/html/?4836.html
HM1212 with interesting propguard:
http://www.toy63.com/cp/html/?4965.html
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 09:01 AM
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We are just biased by normally seeing $2 canopies for a $35 quads, not $15 canopies for an over $120 crafts.
If you buy it for a v929, it is half the price of the quad.
If you buy it for an MQX, then its more like 15%.

And as you said, price is not part of this, just looks.
Now weight is the bigger factor here, while a canopy lined with gold costing 1k would get here, if someone made it out of solid gold and sold it for half the price, if it can't fly, it isn't a canopy, it's a display piece.


Btw, I know BangGood, Tmart, LightTake and GoodLuckBuy.
If you know of a site that sells spare canopies, please tell me
Let me just add another piece to this thought:
If the 2$ canopies for the 35$ quads were NOT made in a country without real labor laws, child labor and hourly wages of 80cents for people who work 15h a day, it all would look VERY different (more like 20$ canopies for 200$ quads most of the time) and with all the joy about cheap RC pieces we should really not forget this completely or blissfully ignore it.

Here is another site from an "expensive" country, with little works of art:
www.franklachmund.de

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 09:07 AM
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This is almost like a compendium of quads. You should of reserved the first 10 or more posts if you are going to keep up with what's coming.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 09:18 AM
Darwin of quadcopter canopies
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Let me just add another piece to this thought:
If the 2$ canopies for the 35$ quads were NOT made in a country without real labor laws, child labor and hourly wages of 80cents for people who work 15h a day, it all would look VERY different (more like 20$ canopies for 200$ quads most of the time) and with all the joy about cheap RC pieces we should really not forget this completely or blissfully ignore it.
While that does have its share of it, mostly it is just that china gets profit by mass selling, while we in the 'west' get profit buy taking a huge cut. Best example is the Hubsan X4 versus the Traxxis QR-1. It's the exact same product, but Traxxis one costs twice as much. Same with the MQX, where do you think Blade manufactures it, and you think they pay even the $35 to the factory for it ? And hey, China is getting more expensive all the time, in ten years most of the stuff will say "Made in <insert some south African country here"> and chinese factories shut down like crazy.

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This is almost like a compendium of quads. You should of reserved the first 10 or more posts if you are going to keep up with what's coming.
In the end, I would group these by the mold, as most are just different paint jobs.
For example, 16 of the ones now here would go under the "round ladybird like canopy" in two sizes.
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