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Old 08-12-2008, 05:15 PM   #21
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We need a more sleek canopy for the 500, too.

no problem, check it out. If we have these canopies out, Canomod will also produce. These are a bit larger to hold bigger battery too.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:16 PM   #22
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those are for trex 500
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:02 PM   #23
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good job , definitely count me in on a 700 canopy , 500 looks awesome too. do you have a rough idea when the 700 canopy's will be released and a price?
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:14 PM   #24
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I was just over on the Canomod site and they are showing a couple of 700N canopy designs on the site (stock canopy shape). Not too bad !!
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:35 AM   #25
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The stock 700 canopy is OK however this new one proposed has my Vote 100%.
Just worried about the canopy clearance on the 700.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:43 AM   #26
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no problem, check it out. If we have these canopies out, Canomod will also produce. These are a bit larger to hold bigger battery too.

That's good news. Will you provide unpainted white canopies, too? I prefer to paint my own canopies
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:48 AM   #27
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:25 AM   #28
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I don't think it's the shape as much as the ugly paint jobs and windshield Align chose for the 700.

I always liked the "yellow" 500 canopy with the red inlay on the windshield, but didn't like the windshield shape on the 500 and 700, so I had Arizona Canopy paint me the same color scheme but with the heritage "oval" windshield. This is how Align should be painting their canopies:

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Old 08-15-2008, 12:14 AM   #29
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Yep, oval windscreen definitely looks better than the cornery "window".
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:16 AM   #30
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Please release that 500 canopy ASAP.
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I don't think it's the shape as much as the ugly paint jobs and windshield Align chose for the 700.

I always liked the "yellow" 500 canopy with the red inlay on the windshield, but didn't like the windshield shape on the 500 and 700, so I had Arizona Canopy paint me the same color scheme but with the heritage "oval" windshield. This is how Align should be painting their canopies:
I agree, I'm in the process of painting my own. This is how it looks so far.





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Old 08-15-2008, 08:10 AM   #32
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Looking good!

The oval windshield gives the canopy a longer, more pointed look, which in turn gives the heli an overall more aggressive look!

ALIGN - take note!!!

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Old 08-15-2008, 05:38 PM   #33
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not everyone likes the same thing , personally i don't like the oval windshield , doesn't make it look aggressive enough. the wrap around windshield looks more aggressive to me. looking at Canomod.com site , i really like their paint jobs...
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:12 PM   #34
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The new designed canopy will be about an inch longer to make the canopy look like a real 90 size canopy. The stock canopy is almost same size as the trex 600 canopy. It's too small for the 90 size heli.

After finishing will post the pictures of old and new canopy. The new one is bad!
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:36 PM   #35
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excellent job guy's, can't wait to see the finished product. will you be selling them pre-painted? what window design?
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:24 AM   #36
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yes will sell prepainted. Window will be oval.

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Old 08-24-2008, 03:39 PM   #37
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:02 AM   #38
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Question for Heli Direct

Why will the windshield be oval? Is it to just look like the 600? Personally I want to feel like I got a NEW 90. Not just a larger 600. I want something different, fresh, unique but very cool. I think I speak for most here, correct me if I am wrong. The new design on the canopy is a huge step forward, but so is the paintjob.

Regardless, thank you so much for adressing this problem and I hope you make tons of money selling thse canopies. Align has seriously understimated the importance of asthetics in this hobby which in my openion is a huge oversight.

Anyway, If you are putting in the effort, why not go for something a little more unique. I would like to see something that is not so rounded, but rather sleek and pointed, streamlined. I know that a number of us here have some artistic sence and would love to work with you guys on a design that works.

Would you be open to posting some possible design ideas for the paintjob? Get the comunity involved to deliver a stunning new canopy?

FYI i think the shape and the flow of the new canopy is brilliant.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:28 AM   #39
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Just wanted to put the money where the mouth is.
Here are some VERY quick rough sketches just to give the ideas for paint scheme. Again just my view of what I think is cool.
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:41 PM   #40
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COOL.... since my stock canopy is falling apart I am going to have to get one of these!!! Cant wait as I too like the look better

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