View Full Version : Which Canopy
03-19-2012, 09:46 PM
I want to get another canopy for my 500 pro. The two I like are the "shrek" from canomod and the assasin from Fusuno.. Any thoughts on what one to get. I understand it's a color preferance but I really like those two. http://canomod.com/shopping/oscthumb.php?src=/images/ACT5E-PRO-001c.JPG&w=400&h=300&fltr=wmi|/phpThumb/watermarks/watermark.png|C|50|0&f=jpg&q=95&hash=68fb0c01cb676446e7548f3fbdca8605?osCsid=4e404 682fbe6b1da5cb9b74ef9acae86http://fusuno.com/oscthumb.php?src=lMzVwtXM2I6zuqaVtcaclY-eqrPa0JzR1cY.&w=400&h=300&fltr=wmt|FUSUNO.com|10|Top|5A5D5A|arial.ttf|20|0|0&f=jpg&q=95&hash=cbc636df7e8b233fb50f26c1a4b623c2 (http://fusuno.com/images/FUC-TX5001EPro.jpg?osCsid=n0o2v4ef86uk4b56splca05qf5)
03-19-2012, 10:10 PM
Some links would help. :)
03-20-2012, 12:14 AM
Okay got them up.. All opinions are welcome good and bad
03-20-2012, 12:27 AM
I'm not a big fan of green and I worry about visibility of the green at some flying sights. Personally I like some yellow on my the canopies, but in staying that my Gaui X2 and Gaui X5 canopies are very similar to the Fusuno one.
So 1 vote here for the red/grey Fusuno canopy.
03-20-2012, 07:43 AM
Buddy of mine has the 3rd one (lime yellow / florescent red)... it's definately the brightest one of 'em all. It's shockingly bright in person. Get the Flor Red tail fin set with it... You'll get endless comments about it!:wow2:
I love it, but it's not for everyone.
I've had the Shrek one on another heli and liked it for late evening flying... it virtually glows in low light.
The red assassin is a nice "all-around" canopy. shows up well in most light conditions and has a more "classic" heli look.
The main thing i usually go by is "What show's up best for me". Everyone is different in this regard. Reds, greens, yellows show up best for me.
FunFlys, with all the different outfitted heli designs, are the best times to work out what show up best... for me, before i buy something that i hate once it gets there.
03-20-2012, 09:26 AM
The last one. Get the right tail rotor blades and it would probably glow in the dark.
03-20-2012, 02:22 PM
I was looking at those canopies myself, but was unsure if the T-Rex 500E Pro Canopy would fit the 500EFL? Do they?
BTW, Here is the like to the manufactures web site for the 500E Pro:
I think this would look good with the KDBB neo orange tail blades:
Andy from Sandy
03-20-2012, 02:53 PM
I vote Fusuno and if you don't like their off the shelf designs just send them a picture and they will paint one for you. Costs the same so a great company to deal with.
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=353643&page=5 about half way down the page. This was a shot before they put the clear coat on.
I like yellow!
03-20-2012, 03:41 PM
I vote for the red and silver fusuno. visibility its not a massive problem for me and the Shrek will make your 500efl look like a wannabe goblin:thumbdown: kind of like a mall cop trying to act like they have the same authority as police :P
03-21-2012, 08:14 PM
I have the orange, Assassin, very visible. I just ordered the same one for the 600 Pro I am building. Put the orange fusuno tail fin on it too.
03-22-2013, 11:56 PM
I have the jolly bee for my 550...Its very nice. :thumbup:
03-23-2013, 11:24 PM
Here is a pic of the bottom one. The green one looks like it would be hard to see, but actually sticks out in the sky quite well. The last one is what I am using today, but it is a commod or what ever they call it lol!