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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff2space View Post
    Just finished my Madcow Super DX3. I added a 4"x12" electonic bay from K and S Rocketry and the decal is from Stickershock23. Plan to launch it next month on a L1 Cert attempt.
    Looks great Jeff, which motor are you going to fly?

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  2. #32
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    H120

    Quote Originally Posted by chadrog View Post
    Looks great Jeff, which motor are you going to fly?
    Staying with the red theme I'm going to try it with a Pro 38 H120 Red Lightning.

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  3. #33
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    Mark,
    Dd you use duel altimiters in your DX3, I'm thinking about doing duel altimiters I'm mine but not sure yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickershock23 View Post
    I built a Super DX3 about a year ago. it was an AWESOME kit. i didn't think 3 fins and a nose cone could get any better.. but I guess I was wrong..

    After a little altimeter problem at MWP I zippered the HECK out of mine. I contacted Mike at Madcow and told him I would need a few parts to fix her up.
    He said Why fix that one I got something BETTER.

    I asked him "Better than the Super DX3?"

    "Yep how about an ALL filament wound Fiberglass 4" super DX3?"

    "I'm in... ship it"

    Well fist off ALL the parts were just straight up AWESOME. so smooth great fit, And everything I needed to build a KILLER rocket.

    I hooked it up with a Featherweight Raven and Perfectflite MAWD, plus it got "Blast Caps" from Gary Tortora.. then it got ALL K and S HArness and recovery including flame proof blankets, Sewn harness lines and Chute.. lastly it gets an aeropack 54mm retainer.. YEP IT's 54mm Standard.. this baby is going to ROCK!

    Then it got a coat of Primer, a light sanding and a coat of Duplicolor White.

    Then a custom paint mask by me and it got several coats of metallic Orange. REALLY METALLIC (the pics don't do it justice) after that it got custom striping and vinyl decals in Orange Sequin Holographic and chrome..

    Honestly this is the BEST rocket I have EVER built. strong tough, Looks AWESOME great paint.. out and out my best ever..

    I can't wait to put it up on a K454 Skid as soon as we thaw out.







    Nice work love the decals

  5. #35
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    Here is my 2.6" (K-126) version:
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  6. #36
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    My 4" diameter cardboard tube Super DX3

    Duplicolor enamel paint
    Stickershock decals

    Last edited by Nathan; 2nd November 2013 at 01:39 AM.
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  7. #37
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    Aw shucks! I thought I already posted this. Nathan, My paint job will never be qualified as "Porche", but I like the automotive paint I used.

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  8. #38
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    Amazing finish Nathan!!... A lot less sanding on this one, until the first few landings at Moffett. Rustoleum 2x for black and florescent Orange.
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  9. #39
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    A minor correction to the index posts at the top of the thread - the DX3 XL variant does not use the term "Super" in the Madcow web catalog, nor on the instructions, nor on the box (I have one in the build queue). That's a little inconsistent with the fact that the other 4" DX3 versions *do* use the "Super" designation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caveduck View Post
    A minor correction to the index posts at the top of the thread - the DX3 XL variant does not use the term "Super" in the Madcow web catalog, nor on the instructions, nor on the box (I have one in the build queue). That's a little inconsistent with the fact that the other 4" DX3 versions *do* use the "Super" designation.
    Thanks for the tip. I think I have it corrected now in the gallery and TRI
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    Talking

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ID:	296219Super DX 3 Payloader is DONE. I'm going to use this for my Level 2 bird, probably next month. RRC 3 for deployment, EggFinder in the nose, and Fruity recovery. Time to study for the test! HVLP applied DupliColor automotive lacquer and a nice deep sparkly finish! StickerShock vinyl.

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    My 2.6" Super DX3

    Here is my 2.6" Madcow Super DX3. This was painted with Purple Firemist Restoration Shop Lacquer with 4 coats of clear lacquer, wet sanded and polished.















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    Polished for the win !

    Very Purply ...

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    You sir, have an amazing painting capability! That looks awesome! I've never had ANYTHING come out looking HALF that nice!!
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    Fantastic!
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    Do you do commission's to paint other peoples rockets?! That is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeja1 View Post
    Do you do commission's to paint other peoples rockets?! That is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Thanks! No I just paint rockets for fun, not for money. It takes me too much time to do a paint job like that to make a business out of it.

    FYI, the coin that I used in those photos is an 1884 silver dollar.
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    Here's me with mine..
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  19. #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by stickershock23 View Post
    I built a Super DX3 about a year ago. it was an AWESOME kit. i didn't think 3 fins and a nose cone could get any better.. but I guess I was wrong..

    After a little altimeter problem at MWP I zippered the HECK out of mine. I contacted Mike at Madcow and told him I would need a few parts to fix her up.
    He said Why fix that one I got something BETTER.

    I asked him "Better than the Super DX3?"

    "Yep how about an ALL filament wound Fiberglass 4" super DX3?"

    "I'm in... ship it"

    Well fist off ALL the parts were just straight up AWESOME. so smooth great fit, And everything I needed to build a KILLER rocket.

    I hooked it up with a Featherweight Raven and Perfectflite MAWD, plus it got "Blast Caps" from Gary Tortora.. then it got ALL K and S HArness and recovery including flame proof blankets, Sewn harness lines and Chute.. lastly it gets an aeropack 54mm retainer.. YEP IT's 54mm Standard.. this baby is going to ROCK!

    Then it got a coat of Primer, a light sanding and a coat of Duplicolor White.

    Then a custom paint mask by me and it got several coats of metallic Orange. REALLY METALLIC (the pics don't do it justice) after that it got custom striping and vinyl decals in Orange Sequin Holographic and chrome..

    Honestly this is the BEST rocket I have EVER built. strong tough, Looks AWESOME great paint.. out and out my best ever..

    I can't wait to put it up on a K454 Skid as soon as we thaw out.







    Outstanding paint job...i bet it looks blinding when the sun hits it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LW Bercini View Post
    Here is my 2.6" (K-126) version:
    beautiful paint job!!!
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    I finally finished my 4" FG DX3-XL. I changed up the sticker location and added a dragon.

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