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Liquidity 08-07-2008 08:40 PM

EFlite Deuces Wild build thread.
 
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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

Liquidity 08-07-2008 08:51 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.

Liquidity 08-07-2008 08:57 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.

Liquidity 08-07-2008 08:59 PM

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Ooops. Here are a few mock up photos

firemanbill 08-07-2008 09:07 PM

Subscribed!:D:cool:

powerlines 08-07-2008 09:29 PM

Can I hover it..

LATER

Liquidity 08-07-2008 09:31 PM

170W/lb should be able to hover for a second or 2 :)

Liquidity 08-08-2008 02:50 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.

rcproptester 08-08-2008 02:52 AM

buy me one

Slowjohn 08-08-2008 03:43 AM

Subscribed
 
Okay I'm watching, drooling, scheming etc...& it is a beauty alright.

Standing By,
SJ

Liquidity 08-08-2008 04:26 AM

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.

Rabbitcreekok 08-08-2008 05:23 AM

I'll watch this also. Thanks for posting the build.

aviatordave 08-08-2008 07:00 AM

looking good!

looking expensive!

Liquidity 08-08-2008 04:03 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....

Angler-Hi 08-08-2008 04:59 PM

Lookin good man!! I'm definitely subscribed my friend!

P.S. Heli's going out today.

Liquidity 08-08-2008 06:49 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.

Liquidity 08-08-2008 07:32 PM

After taking those pics, I went back and took the wrinkles out of covering.

Angler-Hi 08-08-2008 08:47 PM

Lookin good man! What's the hose for on the retract?

Manta1 08-08-2008 10:32 PM

dude! looking awsome! you ARE bringing it to the electric fly in at Mr.Macs arent ya??i wanna see that jewel in action!!

Rabbitcreekok 08-09-2008 12:06 AM


Originally Posted by Angler-Hi (Post 453898)
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.

Angler-Hi 08-09-2008 12:50 AM


Originally Posted by Rabbitcreekok (Post 453975)
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:D.

Liquidity 08-09-2008 05:55 AM

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

Liquidity 08-09-2008 08:22 PM

Ahhh I am going through withdrawl. I want to go home and finish building this plane.

groundrushesup 08-09-2008 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by Liquidity (Post 453854)
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 :Q

Manta1 08-10-2008 04:32 AM

several of us will be at the field in cochran tomorrow and monday..come on down,bring the duece!!


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