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Old 04-30-2012, 04:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Formula Canopy is finally here.

Yay it is finally here

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it really faster, or just a style thing? Who races helis?

(Not saying I don't like it, just curious.)
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Where did you get it?
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I really like the look of it, I cremated my original canopy , so thought it would be a cool replacement, Fast Lad in the UK has them in stock.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah I'm not a big fan of the look or the idea of less airflow to my already hot motor.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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).
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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They are in stock at Flying Hobby now, minus one
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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

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Old canopy: 111gr
Formula canopy: 147gr

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Old 05-07-2012, 03:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice pics, what a size difference
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Man that thing is huge. LOL
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Looks awesome bro!!!!


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Old 05-07-2012, 11:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Can I get one from Now?????
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Now it looks like a 700 sized heli! Sexy as hell!

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Old 05-10-2012, 09:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Default wow nice collection

i like the the gaui X7 racing canopy look great...
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:27 AM   #19 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:43 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Currently in stock at Empire Hobby. Should be on the website later today.
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