Blade Scout CX Product Canopy Design
The Blade Scout CX was created as an affordable introduction to the Blade brand of RC helicopters. It’s genesis was somewhat unusual for Horizon Hobby as a company, as the industrial design was created by the Marketing department. A “contest” of sorts was held and every designer in Marketing was encouraged to submit their ideas for the form of the canopy of the heli. The goal was to make something aggressive and “cool.” Although the main focus was on the form factor itself, some preliminary trim schemes were suggested as well.