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HelicopterBlades and Night Flying › which company has the best quality paintwork on​their conopies?
03-18-2009 03:47 PM  8 years agoPost 1
phil evon

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any opinions?

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03-18-2009 03:51 PM  8 years agoPost 2
USNAviationjay

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Im biased.. but I'm so impressed with the Paint quality and finish on the NextD Rave canopies for stock specially at the 29 dollar new price mark.

For aftermarket both Canomod and Fusano quality is good.. I'm running Fusano's on my Vibe for my everyday crash canopy.

cracked Fusano's ( and I use the term cracked VERY lightly) for 45 bucks new for a .50 sized cant beat it. =D

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03-18-2009 04:48 PM  8 years agoPost 3
tonyb

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I have been happy with Canomod and Canopy Colors. I like the clear coat finish on the Canopy Colors the best.

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03-19-2009 02:29 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Awamori

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Topic was "best quality paintwork" and it's pretty simple.

INSANE CANOPY has the best looking out there. Let me know if you find better. Production based anyway. Every now and again someone shows up with talent that just blows people away but those canopies are usually not available or $300+

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03-19-2009 02:33 PM  8 years agoPost 5
USNAviationjay

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NO thanks Insane is not all that..especially not at that price and how long it takes him to do 1..

and if you read the title again its what COMPANY.. Insane is not a company just a guy that does side airbrush work.

If you want to debate custom painting there is already another thread dedicated to that subject.

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03-19-2009 03:06 PM  8 years agoPost 6
frickey295

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http://apwpaint.com/

Phil

I think Chip still does heli canopies. Give him a call, I saw a few of his canopies a year ago and they are superb !!!! . He also does kick A SSSSSS bike stuff which you will appreciate .Check out his website

Good luck

Frank
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03-19-2009 03:36 PM  8 years agoPost 7
BJames111

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Dave Yost is the best. Unfortunately he wasn't able to make a living doing it. His caliber of painting was the best I've ever seen.

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03-19-2009 03:51 PM  8 years agoPost 8
baddynergy

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IMHO in order of best to worst.

1 Dave Yost Designs (not available anymore)
2 Insane canopies (unfortunatly I just totalled one)(great fiberglass)
3 Arizona Heli(toss up with ace)
4 Ace Heli(toss up with Arizona)
5 Fusuno (cheap fiberglass)
6 Canomod (cheap fiberglass)
This is jusy My opinion. In the paint department, just like a car, you get what you pay for in quality.

I am sure there are other high end canopies, these are just the ones most will recognize. I did not include individual painters that only 1 or 2 people can get. I have a painter that has done all my motorcycles that is equal to DYD quality. Just haven't used him to do a heli yet.

Edited for your pleasure

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03-19-2009 03:57 PM  8 years agoPost 9
USNAviationjay

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You put Ace below Arizona? his quality is light years better these days.
and his designs are better now too.

yes his web page is a tad out of date but you have got to see his latest work.

Check out Dillon Richards new canopies Scott did..
hes right up there now with Insane and Uneak. Or even the Powerhelis Rave canopies hes doing for Curtis's guys.

they are really good. and the paint itself is top notch.

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03-19-2009 04:00 PM  8 years agoPost 10
baddynergy

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When doing my list, I did not just look at paint quality but also the fiberglass that is used. Some use MUCH higher quality glass.

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03-19-2009 04:18 PM  8 years agoPost 11
USNAviationjay

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Well bro he uses Factory canopies if you don't provide.

you buy a Vibe 50 canopy you get a JR canopy.. Rave you get a NextD etc..

so that's pretty high..

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03-23-2009 03:37 AM  8 years agoPost 12
AustinPowerrrNovice - NY., Move to LA (by​the end of Dec.) - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

hes right up there now with Insane and Uneak.
I don't think so.

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03-23-2009 04:09 AM  8 years agoPost 13
Rick

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Ace Helis and he does custom work!

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03-23-2009 04:41 AM  8 years agoPost 14
creightoncarr

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I had several Insane Canopies side by side with Canopy Colors' canopies this weekend at Birmingham FF and my honest opinion is that the finish on the Canopy Colors' canopies is better than Insane's. The website might be a little on the cheesy side, but don't let that turn you off. The quality of the work is top notch.

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03-23-2009 04:44 AM  8 years agoPost 15
JamesV

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Man that is a work of art and has no business being on a heli that will get crashed! ha

James VanHook
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03-23-2009 05:19 AM  8 years agoPost 16
Zaaaguy72

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Arizona Canopies typically have really high quality finishes.

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03-23-2009 12:51 PM  8 years agoPost 17
mylee

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Rochester, UK

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Arizona Canopies typically have really high quality finishes.
True, but 'most' of the designs are simple fades with graphics.

I've got two canopies from Insane and the workmanship and finish are superb. I've also still got a canopy from Just Canopies and the finish on that is superb - shame Mort decided to steal from so many genuine people, me included

I've just ordered two more from Scott at Ace, I'm very interested in peoples comments that he's up'd his game and the quality is first class.
One thing I will say is that Scott is very quick to email and pm and has kept me informed with pictures as he progresses. With a turn around of 3-4 weeks it can only be good

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03-23-2009 02:00 PM  8 years agoPost 18
Critterracing

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being a painter myself and seeing all the canopys in question besides a DY designed canopy, they all need to work on there clear coat jobs. thin clear and grainy finish is what ive been seeing.

design wise i love insanes work.

aldo

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03-23-2009 02:24 PM  8 years agoPost 19
inkspot1967

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WENZEL CANOPYS

best canopies out there colors are very bright and the clear is like glass. but he doesnt paint for just anyone.....

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03-23-2009 03:17 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Zaaaguy72

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Hey Ink, is there a link to Wenzels?

Chris

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