Here’s the best and simplest method that a friend (Heli Pad of RC Groups) and I came up with to be able to remove the canopy off of Syma s107/s105 type helicopters. I am sure it can be adapted to many others.
The fit is snug and secure. There are no external sign that the helicopter has been modded. So it retains the nice, factory look of the heli.
We do this by securing each canopy screws using a piece of clear plastic. The same plastic that is found on the box the Syma comes in.
Simply ream out a little hole and it fits nice and solid. Keeping both screw nice and tight in the canopy holes.
The end result is the ability to get to easily get to the battery compartment so you can swap out depleted batteries and get your heli back in the air quicker. You can then do the Daryoon’s Plug-n-Play battery mod if you want a really clean look.
Heli Pad inquired about what to do with the nest of wires. Here’s an alternate look in the photo below, showcasing the wires neatly twisted together and tuck away to keep the space nice and tidy.
Anyways, here’s a video demonstrating the original removable canopy idea I came up with, follow by the final, simplified mod Heli Pad and I came up with.
And finally, a link to the RC Groups S107 forum discussion.