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Old 08-07-2008, 09:40 PM
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Default EFlite Deuces Wild build thread.

As promised, here is the much anticipated Deuces Wild build thread. I will write up a review later, but I wanted to document my build and all the useless banter that comes with a build.

I will start with the equipment being used.

Motors: 2 Scorpion 3026-12
ESC: Scorpion 70A
RX: AR7000
Servos: 6 DS821 servos, 1 HS322 (retract servo)
Retracts: Robart air up spring down
Props: APC 13x6.5 and a APC13x6.5 counter rotating prop
Lots and lots of servo extensions
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:51 PM
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First thing I did was mount the motors in the nacelles. I went out of order because there is some dude on RCG crying about how hard it was.

It is not hard, it just took some time. I mounted the x mount to the motor, placed all 4 4-40 screws through the eyelets on the x mount, slide the nylon spacers in behind the x mount, then screwed it to the motor mount.

It took about 20 min to get both motors mounted. I do want to take them off and cut 3mm off of each spacer. There is a 5mm gap between the back of the spinner and the front of the cowl. I would rather it be 2mm max.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:57 PM
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Next I decided to follow the instruction manual and mount the rudder, elevator, and steering servos.

Once I did that, i went to check on the dog. He decided it was fun to play in the mud puddles that the rain left. I had to go hose him off so this is where I left the Deuces Wild.

More later.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:59 PM
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Ooops. Here are a few mock up photos
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:07 PM
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:29 PM
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Can I hover it..

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Old 08-07-2008, 10:31 PM
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170W/lb should be able to hover for a second or 2
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:50 AM
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I went back out to relax and build a little more. I had a small headache earlier, I took a nap and woke up when I felt better. Wife said I was asleep for 2 hours. It felt like 20 min.

Anyway. I went out mounted the tail feathers and connect the pushrods to the rudder and elevator this time. Here are the pics to keep you all salivating.
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:52 AM
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:43 AM
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Okay I'm watching, drooling, scheming etc...& it is a beauty alright.

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Servos are installed in the wings. I do have an opinion about this. EFlite has predetermine the area to epoxy the wood supports in. I believe it should be a little higher up and the slot for the servo arm needs to be a little wider.

I added a slightly larger servo arm to fix this problem. As is, I can reach the high rate throw on the ailerons, but no more. If I wanted any more, I will have to cut the slot bigger with a dremil. Not fun.

Pics tomorrow, it is late and I am tired.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:23 AM
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I'll watch this also. Thanks for posting the build.
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looking good!

looking expensive!
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:03 PM
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Here is the picture showing the aileron servo installed.

I can make the high rate throw, but just barely. If I need to, I will install a larger arm, again....
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:59 PM
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Lookin good man!! I'm definitely subscribed my friend!

P.S. Heli's going out today.
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:49 PM
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Thanks man. Here is todays update.

I completed the flap servo installation, main retract gear, and nose wheel steering. Nothing too complicated. Enjoy the pics.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:32 PM
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After taking those pics, I went back and took the wrinkles out of covering.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:47 PM
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Lookin good man! What's the hose for on the retract?
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:32 PM
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dude! looking awsome! you ARE bringing it to the electric fly in at Mr.Macs arent ya??i wanna see that jewel in action!!
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Lookin good man! What's the hose for on the retract?
I believe the gear is retracted by air pressure and lowered by spring action. So those lines run from the silver air tank to the retracts.
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Rabbitcreekok View Post
I believe the gear is retracted by air pressure and lowered by spring action. So those lines run from the silver air tank to the retracts.
OK. Thanks Rabbit. I was wondering what they were for. Always learning something new around you guys.
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Yup on both questions. The hose is for the air retracts and the DW is going to the Electric fly in. It will be sweet.

I am out of town now, but I will resume with the build when I get home
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:22 PM
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Ahhh I am going through withdrawl. I want to go home and finish building this plane.
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
Thanks man. Here is todays update.

I completed the flap servo installation, main retract gear, and nose wheel steering. Nothing too complicated. Enjoy the pics.

Lookin' sharp there man. And I also noticed you are a kindred spirit - I'm the guy who always manages to get a big honkin' toe in the shot
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several of us will be at the field in cochran tomorrow and monday..come on down,bring the duece!!
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