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Old 09-19-2013, 09:48 PM
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Default Seeking suggestions Best RV-8 Canopy cover

Hoping to complete my RV-8A within next 30 days and seeking advice on which canopy cover to buy for the long term.

All comments/suggestions appreciated.

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:21 PM
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Long term? I have been using my Bruce's cover for over seven years - outstanding quality, excellent fit. I have no worries about leaving the airplane outside when traveling. The big storm at Oshkosh in 2012? The Val was 70 yards from teh worst damage - cover was completely intact and in place. It is not the lightest cover out there, but it does a great job.

We have them for all three of our planes.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:29 PM
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I agree with Paul, I have the same cover and it works great!
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:11 AM
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Cleaveland Tools has a nice cover. It's not a real heavy weight ....more of light/med. weight, but am real happy with it. I think it will last long term as a travel cover, but probably not for if being continually outside.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:53 PM
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Default canopy cover

Thanks guys for advice.

I do appreciate.

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Old 06-15-2017, 07:49 AM
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Default Vans or Bruce's?

I'm looking for a light weight travel canopy cover for my RV-8. Vans is quite a bit less expensive than Bruce's - $185 vs $300. Is Bruce's worth the extra expense?
Which one would you recommend?
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:39 PM
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I'm looking for a light weight travel canopy cover for my RV-8. Vans is quite a bit less expensive than Bruce's - $185 vs $300. Is Bruce's worth the extra expense?
Which one would you recommend?
I would recommend a cover from Aviation Covers, Inc. The reason is, they have a 4-strap system for the RV-8. Four straps provides a better fit and helps keep the cover from moving in the wind. If the cover moves, any grit that gets underneath will sandpaper the canopy. They have a picture of an RV-8 at the top of their webpage.
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Default Your call.

We have the light Van's cover and so far it has worked good on both a PL-4A and the 8. We do not leave ours out on the ramp for weeks at a time however, so I can't tell you how the heavy covers will work for long term.
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:10 PM
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I ordered a Bruce's light weight cover today. 3 week delivery. In time for Oshkosh! Checked a lot of VAF posts and although Vans & others have good reviews there were more pictures of Bruce's that looked like they fit real well on the 8. Thanks for the input.
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To piggy back on this thread, while walking the lines of planes at Oshkosh yesterday surveying canopy covers I see the usual ones:
Cleveland Tools
Bruce's heavy duty
Flightline interiors

Then there was another lightweight one that I saw a lot that looked good but didn't have a name on it anywhere that I could see. Any idea who makes this one?
Could it be Aviation Covers Inc out of Arlington WA?
http://aviationcovers.com/-.php

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