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02-06-2008 10:10 PM  10 years agoPost 1
MartyH

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Canomod or CanopyFX
Who do you guys like more? I just bought a pair of Canomod prepainted canopies for the Raptors and while the paint work overall is very nice, the quality of the glasswork and the prep of the fiberglass is not good. There is a decided and very apparent low spot across the face of the canopy along the joint where the two halves are joined and on the one, there was a dry spot in the layup that was ignored and basepainted over. Like I say, the paintwork is great, a little bit of overspray or specs but there's a lot of detail there, it'd be hard not to have a little of this. I am concerned about the durability though. What do other Canomod buyers think. Anyway had both the Canomod and CanopyFX canopies to compare? I think I'll let CanopyFX do a couple for me next.

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02-07-2008 03:23 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Steff Giguere

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I ordered for Canopy FX and should be receiveing mine this week, I'll let you guys know. One thing I could say is any question is answered promptly.

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02-07-2008 03:25 AM  10 years agoPost 3
bryan nelson

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give my gallery a look!!!and at air star int...

Airtime Grafix

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02-07-2008 01:13 PM  10 years agoPost 4
MartyH

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Hi Bryan,

Ok, I have looked at the gallery. Do you have any input regarding the Canomod and CanopyFX fiberglass prep? Were you suggesting I look at someone else?

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02-07-2008 05:35 PM  10 years agoPost 5
bryan nelson

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whats up marty h !!!! the flat spot and a dry spot on the crappy mod is from not enough resin, thats just a crappy lay up!!!!!cant say anything about the quallity of the paint,or any thing about canopy fx. just that they look like cookie cutter stuff, all plotter designs.... ive been painting choppers for 5 years on and off.now im going to do it full time!!!! so if you need something painted pm me... almost done with my web site airtimegrafx.com ...

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02-07-2008 06:15 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Futura SE

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Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Canomod is a decent canopy for sure. You can get one if is in stock from a lot of shops and they are cheap especially when you consider you are getting canopy and paint job for the price.

Now... Joe at CanopyFX is MUCH better at quality. Joe's canopies look much better and shine superbly. He can do most jobs in about 2 weeks and the communication is great. Have a question and his wife Danielle will reply to your e-mail in a couple of hours at the most. She is on top of the things always. CanopyFx has excellent service. I will always go back to Joe for my needs.

This is my latest from him. the pic is horrible. The Canopy shines like crazy and the paint is metallic. It is AWESOME. Joe took the pic for his website. He needs a better camera or something, because that pic does his work no justice.

Norman Ross Jr.

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02-07-2008 06:35 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Sean Williams

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Canomod.

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02-07-2008 06:40 PM  10 years agoPost 8
MartyH

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Futura SE, You didnt answer my question. I dont care about the paint quality, They both have great looking paint. I want to know about the fiberglass. On the Canomods that I have, they both have low spots across the front face of the canopies. Essentially in the windscreen area. I've done a lot of glass and carbon work so I understand how they could have this problem when joining the two halves but this should have been corrected before paint. The paint itself looks great but over THAT glass it really takes away from the quality. Is CanopyFX's glass smooth/flat along the seam? Maybe their canopies are laid up in one piece?

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02-07-2008 06:59 PM  10 years agoPost 9
bparro

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Alot of US painters get the canopies from the heli companies. A stratus canopy comes from minair, a raptor 90 can comes from ace, etc...

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02-07-2008 07:08 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Futura SE

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Fayetteville, Arkansas

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With Joe at CanopyFx he uses your canopy. you send him your canopy or tell him to aquire the canopy and paint it. He uses OEM canopies unless you specify otherwise. My canopy is a OEM Avant canopy.

Yes, that is the weakness of the Canomod's. Not the paint, but they make ultra thin canopies. sure are nice and light, but a little too much I believe.

For a 600N, his turn around is very quick as it has no seam to block off and fill like my Aurora did. It is gel-caoted and all so he gets right to paint. Joe always still sands one down and primes it he says. Makes for better finish. Can't argure for sure.

Norman Ross Jr.

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