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Old 05-03-2017, 02:27 PM
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My hunch is that the mold they used for the DX Rocs has a 1 degree draft. That's really about as little draft as you want in a high volume mold.

I would have expected closer to two because of the longevity issues you mentioned.

EDIT: Stardoggy, if you don't mind me asking, what's your connection to the injection molding world?
I work for a large bathing company, and design plastic parts for a living.

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Old 05-03-2017, 02:28 PM
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Yeah right. She only likes red meat, not tuna cans.
I bang the hell out of the sides...
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Old 05-03-2017, 02:46 PM
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I work for a large bathing company, and design plastic parts for a living.
Cool, thanks.
I design research and data collection equipment... some of which need molded bits. Injection molding is my favorite part of my job
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:07 PM
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Cool, thanks.
I design research and data collection equipment... some of which need molded bits. Injection molding is my favorite part of my job
My first job out of school was designing small injection molded parts for aftermarket automotive sensors. Now it's much larger items, all the way up to around 40" support boots.

You're not really having fun until you get into large thermoformed parts, though.
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How large is large?
I made some custom tail lights on the thermoform platform that I built... the red acrylic sheets were 24x24 before forming.
When you say "large" are you talking bathtub sized? That would be awesome....
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:26 PM
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How large is large?
I made some custom tail lights on the thermoform platform that I built... the red acrylic sheets were 24x24 before forming.
When you say "large" are you talking bathtub sized? That would be awesome....
Our biggest baths here use approx. 7'x4' acrylic/abs sheets. 72"x42" baths, with a 24" draw. Good stuff...no two baths are every perfectly alike.
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yeah, that's huge. I'm assuming you have to pre-stretch the material before turning on the vacuum.

Sorry for the thread-drift...

back on topic:
my Champ RocX3 holds its line when thrown 300-320' into a 10mph headwind. Unfortunately I haven't been throwing in winds stronger than that so no comments on those conditions. I don't expect that stability from my DX Rocs.

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Old 05-05-2017, 09:48 PM
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I've gotten to throw the Rocx3 my buddy has. It really does fit right between a Gator and a Roc3. Definitely more overstable than the Glow EM MD3's. The rocx3 has a bigger and more blunt nose to it. Almost looks like they put an X-spacer in the Roc3. Can't wait for the regular production run. If a gator is too much stability for you, but a roc3 isn't enough, then you'll probably like the Rocx3.
I think the Rocx3 is just a new top no spacer. Mine have a zipper top. I could be wrong though.
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Grabbed a new rocx3 today and played 2 rounds with it. I absolutely love the stability of it, and think the flight numbers are pretty representative of how it should fly. I can rip it 300-320 flat and it will fade every time even into a headwind. It will be cool to see how these fly when they're molded in star and how they beat up. I'll be throwing mine for the time being thats for sure.
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Any rumors if and when this will become a regular production disc?
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