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DW 28" kit 61 10.45%
DW SKUA 28 4.79%
DW 38" kit 175 29.97%
DW 48" kit 154 26.37%
DW 55" kit 70 11.99%
DW Pylon Racer 9 1.54%
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 06:09 AM
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I'm on my 3rd DW Foamie and did the beveling my self thistime. No big deal. Save the money and buy another battery or two.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 06:53 AM
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Here is my new DW Juka Jr., almost finished with it. I airbrushed it using createx paint and is my first airbrush job on a foamie.
Nice work

You'll have to let us know how it flies, because there isn't much info here on the smaller DW planes.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 08:09 AM
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got more more posted on the paint thread. i got the vertical fuse peice done yesterday and it looks great, hope to have the wing done tonight!!
the thread can be found on here in the 3-d foamie section


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Old Oct 24, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Mikey, you inspired me to get an airbrush kit, thanks brother!

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Old Oct 24, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Still flying the 40 as my local park near the house is pretty tight so the smaller airframe is easier. I was going to hold out and get a 57" SC or a 60exp, but I might have to push that out till next year and get a DW 48 instead.


"Get a DW 48 instead" ....yep!!

My 1st big-un was the 48 Juka w/ Dynamo power. Awesome. For contrast I just got the 40 Juka (also Dynamo) but she's still in the box.

I'll be real interested to see which model, over time, I like better. I suspect that the power-to-weight in the 40 is a bit better than in the 48- but maybe not (lotsa variables).

When you get the 48 (Juka? that's what Mike recommended to me for max 3D) it'll be interesting to see how you compare the two.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 09:53 AM
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I'm just about to order a 9mm Juka 48. is it worth going for the bevelling option?


Imo, if it's your 1st DW, yes. Looks a helluva lot neater & cleaner when done by Mike's cnc machine.

However...once you're done it with an xacto knife on a few pcs of depron, it ain't bad. I do my own now.

1st DW, you'll think it's worth it.



Edit: btw...great choice on the 48 Juka. You've not said what your skilz are or what you're trying to do, but the 48 Juka is just an all-out 3D monster. That thing will huck like gangbusters.

Lower....Lower....LOWER!!!!!
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 09:59 AM
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now that i know how to bevel, it's very easy. I do it backwards though and place the straight edge flush with the depron on the top side and bevel downwards. I find i get a cleaner bevel that way. And always use a fresh blade
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 10:35 AM
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Yeah nothin to it if you've been trained to use an xacto



I've ordered both ways and $15 is a tad steep; on the other hand, it's absolutely perfect and looks great.

I'd suggest 1st-timers get Mike's bevel, then bevel a couple of spare pcs of depron, then do their own on subsequent orders
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 04:24 PM
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My 40" Extra 300L has shipped. What do you guys think about SkyLipo 1300 mah 3S 30C, or their 40C batteries? The prices are really good. Is 40C over kill? I'll be using the DW power package.

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Old Oct 24, 2011, 04:29 PM
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Im using 1350 mah 35C batteries and they stay cold. Could probably get away with less C.
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 06:10 PM
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Yeah nothin to it if you've been trained to use an xacto

I've ordered both ways and $15 is a tad steep; on the other hand, it's absolutely perfect and looks great.

I'd suggest 1st-timers get Mike's bevel, then bevel a couple of spare pcs of depron, then do their own on subsequent orders
Cool, thanks guys. Off to press the button
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 07:20 PM
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My 40" Extra 300L has shipped. What do you guys think about SkyLipo 1300 mah 3S 30C, or their 40C batteries? The prices are really good. Is 40C over kill? I'll be using the DW power package.

Blu


I have 19...count 'em...19, Sky lipo's from Hobbypartz. Totally pleased.

One question: you getting landing gear?

Reason I ask: the landing gear both adds weight and moves the cg forward (NOT what you want for 3D).

So on my 40" Juka (w/ landing gear), I opted for 3S/1000mah/40C...to 1) save weight where I could 2) keep the cg as aft as possible.

The batts are so darn cheap that I just got 3. I may lose a tad of flt time dropping from 1300mah to 1000mah, but hope I more than make up for it in performance.

Fly, land, add new batt, charge other one.

Lather/ rinse/ repeat
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 07:28 PM
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Do you use the 4mm banana connectors they sell those with?
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Old Oct 24, 2011, 07:47 PM
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Hey Guys, heres a pic of the new paint job i'm doing on a 40" yak 55M that i'm building and painting for a friend. i was inspired by the new MEL that Mark flew at the TAS but i added a bit of spice to it with the frot looking like the scheme was being tore away and had flames under!! looks cool. i got the wing half way painted and the horizontal fuse piece left to do.
if u want to see more or keep track of how the paint job is going, go to my thread i'm doing on here in the 3-d section, it's called how i paint my foamies.

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Old Oct 24, 2011, 09:23 PM
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Hey Bluhammer, great to hear you got you an airbrush. they are alot of fun to work with cause you can do so much more than you can with spray cans. biggest thing i taking some scrap foam and playing around. thats the way i've learned how to do some of things i can do, and playing with air pressures!!
it may sound weird but shows on tv like american chopper have helped alot cause they show alot of the painting of their bikes and sometimes the guy Nub tells how he does things

Mikey
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