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Old 05-09-2011, 04:30 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I am crashing regularly and severely!

I have NOT broken my main board or any electronics.
I have broken the arms off the frame, but that is a problem with the stock canopy as well.

The advantages with the paper canopy are:
  1. cheap
  2. more durable
  3. in a crash, just bend it back, tape it together or throw it out
  4. slightly heavier weight offsets the 1" longer tail boom
    ( you HAVE done this mod haven't you? It eliminates tail blow out and is a MUST DO!)
I hit the ground in a high speed pass so hard that I pushed the nose in about 1/2". Just pushed the nose back out, put the canopy back on and flew again.

I will post a picture of my original canopy (many, many crashes) a little later today...

Happy Flying!
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