Written by Ashley Davis Thursday, 03 September 2009 22:53
The Fusuno F1 canopy is a very distinctive design. It's not a canopy that is airbrushed to super fine detail and then lacquered to a gloss shine. This canopy is more of a hard working canopy, designed for day to day wear and tear. It is a thicker fiberglass than the standard T-Rex 500 canopy and feels a lot more rugged and stiff to the touch. There is significantly more space around the swashplate and control rods and the height of the canopy over the battery tray is higher than the stock canopy. This latter design feature presumably to make room for slightly larger lipos.
The canopy paintwork is ok, it looks fine from the normal sort of distance you might hover a helicopter away from yourself. However, get it up close and some minor scuffs were visible on the canopy front slats. It's a reasonably decent job considering the cost of only $34.
Space around control system and swashplate
More space over the battery tray
Very rugged build
Some scuffs on the canopy as new
Slightly heavier than a stock canopy
I found this design of canopy did require some time to grow on me but having flown it for a while I've come to appreciate it's form. As a canopy the paintwork is reasonable, the cost is very reasonable and it offers a much more rugged, hard wearing choice than the current Align canopies.
Overall I like this canopy as it hard wearing and distinctive.
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