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Old 04-17-2015, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6HVU Custom Canopy from Maskpro

This probably doesn't deserve it's own thread, but I'm drunk on excitement, so here it is!

Ordered on March 17, got to my door on April 17. Excellent turnaround time considering it was a custom order, and it was shipped all the way from Thailand to Florida. Left their shop on April 8th, and got here today.

$95 + $28 shipped - $123 total. (I think they dropped their price to $84 recently)

My crappy camera does NOT do the color justice. You can see their other work through their facebook page, and again, compare the photo they took inhouse with the photos I took in my living room. Their work is top notch, and the camera can't get enough!

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/customhelicanopies

Website: http://customhelicanopies.com/index....product_id=192

High res photos here: http://imgur.com/a/u4lvs

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Old 04-18-2015, 05:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice mate. I like you can get your name on the canopy. Thats cool.
I need a new one for my 6hv, Its just the stock one. Very average.
Need a shot of it on the heli next.
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Old 04-18-2015, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks really nice... Post a pic of the 6HVU with the new canopy on.
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Beautiful! I have a couple cracked up stock canopies on mine so I can certainly appreciate a pretty new canopy. I just don't trust myself with them! Haha

That price doesn't seem too terrible considering is custom work and the actual size of the 6HVU canopy. I have a chartreuse/blue/white Sick Canopies lid for my Aurora that'll probably never get off the ground, but I'd love to see those colors on my Ultimate.

How's the construction of the canopy itself? Good glass work?

Thanks for sharing. Maybe someday I'll be able to join the club with one of these.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not quite the perfection of Sick, but much less costly, and a much more reasonable lead time. Quite a selection of nice schemes never before seen on Compass birds too. You can find them on Facebook as "customhelicanopies". Excellent to deal with. Yours looks killer, Justin!
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Best aftermarket cano I have seen to date, the others have an shape about them.
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All I know is that I'm happy they eliminated the canopy tab off the 6HVU. Not that it really bugged me to put on the old 6HV/3D+ (which I still have) but it would bust off pretty easy or if the holes were drilled just wrong it would fall off in flight (likie on my Atom) so I prefer the newer setup (although I admit it's more of a PITA to get the thing on/off overall).

After looking at that red for a bit I have to admit I would love to see mine with something similar. I really like the stock canopy so far and the graphics are nice. I just wish it wasn't so beat up already.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Build quality is much better than whatever I got stock. Thicker fiberglass, and while I did reinforce the "flap" as we talked about in another thread to deal with flutter, I did not need nearly as much to accomplish the same effect.

I was waiting for a reamer to borrow from a flying buddy, but here are some photos I took today with it mounted.

Can't quite get the color balance just right..but here you go.

High res here: http://imgur.com/a/Y9oxl

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Looks AWESOME
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Looks AWESOME
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Looks great with the new canopy. I really like the design!!
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I ordered mine on 3/3 and received an email on the 11th that they received the order. Haven't heard anything back after that. I emailed them a few days ago to check on the status (website said 14 days) but haven't heard back and started to worry..

Thanks to this thread (yes, even 3 years later) , I will no longer worry and just wait it out (however impatiently as I can). Thanks.

EDIT: Now has been 1 month, and just now received word that it was going to be another two weeks.. Will not ever order another canopy from them, no matter how nice it is.
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