Madcow - DX3 Gallery

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  1. Feb 7, 2009 #31

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    Madcow (4" Fiberglass) Super DX3 (K-159) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Madcow Rocketry

    MODEL NAME: 4" Fiberglass Super DX3 Also known as:

    NUMBER: K-159

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x54mm or 1x75mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 66.5"
    Diameter: 4"
    Span:
    Weight: 6 lbs

    Mfg. Description: Features:
    ALL FIBERGLASS KIT
    High Power Rocket
    Pre-Slotted Fiberglass Airframe
    Fiberglass Nose Cone
    G10 Fins and Centering Rings
    Rail Buttons
    Altimeter Bay Upgrade includes extra bulkplates and hardware (Madcow 2013 Web Ad)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] 2013 Web Ad


    Face Card(s)



    Instruction Header(s)

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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also:
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    LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
     
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  2. Feb 7, 2009 #32

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    Madcow (4" Fiberglass) DX3 XL (K-166) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Madcow Rocketry

    MODEL NAME: 4" Fiberglass DX3 XL Also known as:

    NUMBER: K-166

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x75mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 94"
    Diameter: 4"
    Span:
    Weight: 14 lbs

    Mfg. Description: Features:
    ALL FIBERGLASS KIT
    High Performance Rocket
    6:1 Filament Wound Nose Cone
    Metal Tip Nose Cone
    Pre-Slotted Fiberglass Airframe
    G10 Fins and Centering Rings
    Dual Deploy w/12" Long A-Bay
    Rail Buttons
    All hardware including Forged Eyebolts (Madcow 2013 Web Ad)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] 2013 Web Ad


    Face Card(s)



    Instruction Header(s)

    [​IMG]



    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2013 #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.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2013 #34

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    Nice work love the decals
     
  5. May 16, 2013 #35

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    Here is my 2.6" (K-126) version:[​IMG]
     
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  6. Nov 2, 2013 #36

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    My 4" diameter cardboard tube Super DX3

    Duplicolor enamel paint
    Stickershock decals

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  7. Nov 2, 2013 #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.

    DX3 finish.jpg
     
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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. Nov 5, 2013 #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.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2013 #40

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    Thanks for the tip. I think I have it corrected now in the gallery and TRI
     
  11. Apr 17, 2016 #41

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    20160416_110504.jpg Super 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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  12. Jul 26, 2016 #42

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    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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  13. Jul 26, 2016 #43

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    Polished for the win !

    Very Purply ...

    Kenny
     
  14. Jul 26, 2016 #44

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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!!
     
  15. Jul 26, 2016 #45

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    Fantastic!
     
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    Do you do commission's to paint other peoples rockets?! That is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
     
  17. Jul 26, 2016 #47

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    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.
     
  18. Jun 1, 2017 #48

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    Outstanding paint job...i bet it looks blinding when the sun hits it?
     
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    beautiful paint job!!!
     
  21. Jan 6, 2018 #51

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    I finally finished my 4" FG DX3-XL. I changed up the sticker location and added a dragon.

    DX3-XL.jpg
     
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    What a great job! Quick question, your DX3 looks about a foot or so longer than the kit I purchased. Did you add another tube? If so, can you explain what you ordered from them so I could do the same? Lastly, did you have to add weight in the nose?
     
  23. Oct 6, 2019 #53

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    If you add length you should not need nose weight.
     
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    I'm new to the hobby having taken a 40 year hiatus. I wasn't sure if it added or reduced stability.
     
  25. Oct 6, 2019 #55

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    Door passages are typically 80" and the stock DX3-XL is 91". Also, when I take the picture measurements and scale them up it matches the stock unit. Looks about right. I responded since Swissyhawk has not been on the site for 10 months. Great rocket...have fun!
     
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  26. Oct 6, 2019 #56

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    Thanks! I guess that this is a different kit than the Super DX3?
     
  27. Oct 6, 2019 #57

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    Is yours cardboard with plywood fins? If so, very different.
     
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  28. Oct 6, 2019 #58

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    Sorry for jumping into the wrong thread.i was looking for paint schemes for the Super DX3 and the photo of his brought me here.
     
  29. Oct 6, 2019 #59

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    You did nothing wrong. This thread is for all variations of the DX3....big....small...glass...cardboard. See post 26.
     
  30. Oct 6, 2019 #60

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    Cool... I was thinking of adding a 12" section of tube to lengthen my DX3 do you think that would be a bad idea?
     

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