3" Fiberglass DD DX3 ™
My new favorite rocket
Posted by Greg L. on 9th Jul 2017
I just flew my new 3" DX3 for the first time on a J415W, and the flight was awesome. I have traditionally tended to fly old-school phenolic and vulcanized rockets and was skeptical about the extra weight of fiberglass. But I spent a lot of time repairing damage and decided to try this fiberglass DX3. The kit quality was excellent, but I didn't really expect it to perform as well as my same-sized phenolic rocket that is about 30% lighter. I was wrong! The kit is so aerodynamically clean and efficient that it flies like crazy. It topped my most optimistic sims and equalled the performance of the lighter rocket. And it is very durable and came back from the flight in perfect condition ready to fly again. I'll be flying this a lot! Thanks for a great kit.
Posted by Mark on 30th Mar 2017
The 3" thin wall is great, I am super happy with this kit. Unfortunantly I was a bit late getting the motor retainer, so if you decide to buy this kit, get recovery and retainer. All in all, a great rocket to put together and everyone at Madcow are great people. Thank's to you. Especially Michael, since I was an hour late to add to my order he offered to pay. Now that in my opinion is great service as well as great product.
3" Fiberglass 5:1 Von Karman Filament Wound Nosecone
3" Filament Wound Fiberglass Airframe 33"
3" Filament Wound Fiberglass Airframe 16"
3" Filament Wound Fiberglass Coupler 9"
3" Filament Wound Fiberglass Spacer Ring 2"
54mm Filament Wound Fiberglass Motor Mount
G10 3/32" Fiberglass Fins
G10 Fiberglass Centering Rings (3)
G10 Fiberglass Bulk Plates (5)
Nylon Shock Cord (2)
Hardware Pack (1/4-20 Eyebolt (3), 1/4-20 Nut (9), 1/4" Washer (9), 1/4-20x10 Threaded Rod (2), Rivet (3), Rail Buttons and screws (2))
Motor Mount: 54mm
Fins: 3 each 3/32" G10
PLEASE NOTE: this is an unpainted rocket. The tubing included in this kit is semi-transparent red and a black nose cone. In order to finish the rocket like the one in the photo, you will need to add a painted finish.
This kit is made to order will not ship immediately.
This rocket uses the RA54L2 Aeropack Retainer. (Please note that older version of this rocket may use a different retainer).