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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 5:01 pm    Post subject: Canopy Reply with quote

I am about to order a canopy from Todd’s canopies for my RV8.

If you have one of his canopies, please let me know your opinion of the canopy and of the customer support.

Thanks - grumpy

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 7:04 pm    Post subject: Canopy Reply with quote

I have one and the skirts from Van's need a lot of work. I cracked my first one and Todd took care of me....top notch customer service!

Don

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:41 am    Post subject: Canopy Reply with quote

Ditto.  go for it!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:49 am    Post subject: Canopy Reply with quote

At 05:58 PM 5/31/2015 Sunday, you wrote:
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I am about to order a canopy from Todd’s canopies for my RV8.

If you have one of his canopies, please let me know your opinion of the canopy and of the customer support.

Thanks - grumpy


IMHO, the Todd's RV-8 canopy's have an odd look. They are kind of humped about 1/3 of the way back and give the plane kind of a cartoon look. The Van's stock canopy is more even in the slope and much more P-51 like. I do like the fact that Todd's canopies are available in darker tint, but I just couldn't get past the aesthetics of them.

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gengrumpy



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:18 am    Post subject: Canopy Reply with quote

Thanks, Matt. There is one on an 8 here with the tint, and I certainly have not noticed any humped look to it, and the tint is nice!

How’s your bird coming along?

About to reassemble the engine we’re overhauling, wings arrived a couple of weeks ago, and prop arrived today. After the canopy, what remains are exhaust and avionics … of course and all the labor involved to do all the finish up work 😕

Grumpy

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On Jun 1, 2015, at 10:45 AM, Matt Dralle <dralle(at)matronics.com> wrote:



At 05:58 PM 5/31/2015 Sunday, you wrote:
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> I am about to order a canopy from Todd’s canopies for my RV8.
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> If you have one of his canopies, please let me know your opinion of the canopy and of the customer support.
>
> Thanks - grumpy


IMHO, the Todd's RV-8 canopy's have an odd look. They are kind of humped about 1/3 of the way back and give the plane kind of a cartoon look. The Van's stock canopy is more even in the slope and much more P-51 like. I do like the fact that Todd's canopies are available in darker tint, but I just couldn't get past the aesthetics of them.

$.02

Matt


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