How to turn a Fusuno canopy into a Prôtos clone
Recently I bought a Fusuno canopy originally designed for the Align T-Rex 450 and I intended to use it on my Blade 400.
What made me buy the canopy was the look of it and, of course, the reputation of Fusuno, which is impeccable.
When the canopy got home I was amazed by the shape of it, but the paint job was somehow too...dense for my taste. And I have to say that I love the look of the Protos helicopters. Yup, I like them so much that I have a Protos canopy for my mCPX too...
One evening I decided I would transform my Fusuno into a Protos canopy, and this is how I did it!
What you need is basically displayed here:
- The donor canopy
- Masking and pin stripe tape for better precision
- Rattle cans of your choice
- News papers for masking larger areas (not shown)
- Sanding paper in various grits (not shown)
|And that's it! 5 coats of black have been applied here, all with sanding in between each other to smooth the surface down. Now all we need is some decals to complete the job!|
And this is the canopy applied on the helicopter for a test. It looks pretty good, hey!
And finally the completed job, at the field right before taking off! You should see her, she's awesome!