View Full Version : Formula Canopy is finally here.

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04-30-2012, 03:41 AM
Yay it is finally here :banana




04-30-2012, 07:19 AM
Is it really faster, or just a style thing? Who races helis?

(Not saying I don't like it, just curious.)

04-30-2012, 08:20 AM
Where did you get it?

04-30-2012, 08:40 AM
I really like the look of it, I cremated my original canopy :arggg:, so thought it would be a cool replacement, Fast Lad in the UK has them in stock.

04-30-2012, 08:58 AM
Yeah I'm not a big fan of the look or the idea of less airflow to my already hot motor.

04-30-2012, 09:47 AM
Yeah I'm not a big fan of the look or the idea of less airflow to my already hot motor.

The formula canopy has 2 cooling holes in the front (black region).

05-04-2012, 06:48 AM
Woody !!!! Lol. Always loved red and white schemes and this fits perfect !! Having the red front in the window ( per say ) area makes for great visibility.

Matt Nasca
05-04-2012, 08:51 AM
That's a high point of this canopy is that it DOES have air vents to keep things cooler under the canopy! I always vent my canopies a little more than stock anyway just to keep things cooler! Sweet, I can't wait to get mine!!! :thumbup:

05-06-2012, 09:31 PM
They are in stock at Flying Hobby now, minus one :lol:

05-07-2012, 01:47 PM
I got mine too :)
It is significantly larger than the old one and the 'fold' in the window reminds me of the TDR, I like that. The old canopy just looks silly now :)

Old canopy: 111gr
Formula canopy: 147gr

Here some photo's for comparison:






05-07-2012, 02:09 PM
Nice pics, what a size difference

Rob Cherry
05-07-2012, 10:11 PM
Man that thing is huge. LOL

05-07-2012, 10:20 PM
Looks awesome bro!!!!

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Dark Poacher
05-07-2012, 10:20 PM
Can I get one from Now?????

05-10-2012, 04:08 PM
Now it looks like a 700 sized heli! Sexy as hell!


05-10-2012, 08:30 PM
i like the the gaui X7 racing canopy look great...

05-10-2012, 10:29 PM
Can someone post some detailed pictures of the rear of the Formula canopy. I'm interested in how it attaches to the posts, and I would also like to see the posts themselves. Thanks.

06-05-2012, 11:19 PM
My question is "are those true NACA scoops in the front or just holes that look like the NACA scoops.?"

However they are, I agree that there probably needs some more airflow across the ESC and motor.

06-06-2012, 12:27 AM
No they are not true Naca ducts. I had a telemetry temp sensor installed on my yge120hv for live monitoring: In fast ff, the esc temperature would rise(!). In fast backwards flight it would drop.
So opening the holes up a bit more is definitely advisable if you have cooling issues.

06-07-2012, 10:43 AM
Currently in stock at Empire Hobby. Should be on the website later today.

Matt Nasca
06-07-2012, 05:24 PM
I ordered a formula canopy, which should be waiting for me at home. I'm pretty excited to see how it looks on the helicopter, in person.

06-09-2012, 08:35 AM
Damn, that's a nice looking canopy. I've been researching several 700s and this looks like a winner.

06-11-2012, 06:59 PM
Where is the formula canopy? thought last week you guys said they would be on the empire website...:thumbdown:

06-13-2012, 01:28 PM
Good Afternoon.

http://www.empirerc.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=G-217710&x=4&y=13 Red Formula Canopy

Team Empire

06-13-2012, 03:36 PM
Just got them in today, Man they are pretty.. one is going on my X7 immediately...