Which JW is Right for Me?
The JW60 comes in 3 distinct models. Choosing your first JW may seem a bit confusing. It is actually very simple. We believe that the Classic is the best choice for most new customers.
The JW60 Classic is the most versatile of the kits. It can be built for light wind or built for high speed. The user can research the typical flying conditions at their local hill to determine how to build the kit.
In comparison to the Classic, the Pro offers more structural strength at the expense of more weight. This extra weight can be of benefit at hills that experience frequent high winds. It is just as easy to build as the Classic, but needs more wind to get going. Most builders will choose to bag the control surfaces with fiberglass or carbon cloth. We sell carbon sock and mylar for convenience.
The DS Special has double spars and thus is the most complicated to build. It also weighs the most and therefore needs the most wind. The extra spars stiffen the wing for extreme wind and the additional span loading from the extra spars improves stability in rough conditions. All builders will choose to bag the control surfaces with fiberglass or carbon cloth. We sell carbon sock and mylar for convenience.
The JW48 UL is a specialty version that has reduced mass in the wings for faster roll response. It also weighs less than the Classic for flying in the lightest of wind. The UL trades a little durability for less weight. Advanced builders can capitalize on the reduced mass to produce the lightest weight JW ever seen. Users who fly in minimal conditions will love the UL.
The Mini JW (JW36) is a very fast and capable small plane. As planes get smaller, they get harder to see and are more susceptible to turbulence. The Mini JW is surprisingly stable in the groove and just big enough for most pilots to see with ease. The Mini JW is an excellent tool for advancing your DS skills to the next level as well as improving your reaction time. Top DS pilots keep their skills sharp with the Mini JW.
The Tweety JW (JW30) is a very fast and novel little plane for the enthusiast. It requires lightening quick reflexes and is very rewarding. If you are an experienced DS pilot who loves tiny planes, then the Tweety JW is for you.
Nearly every customer, after owning their first JW, knows exactly which JW model they want next. So go ahead and get your first one out of the way. The JW is the most exceptional foamy available so there is no wrong choice.