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Old 03-08-2015, 08:43 AM
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Morning all,

We had a good time at Perry this weekend and one of the bargains I brought home was a Deuces Wild. It needs a bit of work but for the price I couldn't leave it there since I've been wanting a twin for some time. Couple of questions on it. What electric motors should I put in it for enough power to do good sized loops, nice rolls and so on. What batteries and ESC's also. I have a pair of 60A units, would these do? Also, where should this plane balance? Since the landing gears need work I'm considering retracts. Sure would look better with the wheels up. I looked back more than 12 pages here and didn't find much. Looked at some YouTube videos and it seems to fly well. I may consider a nitro conversion since I have a couple of 46FX's sitting around bit am more inclined to stick to electric since that was the design. And I almost certainly will do away with that covering.That's probably why I never bought this plane earlier. Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks.

Rick H.
Old 03-08-2015, 11:55 AM
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Why don't you check the EFlite section on the Horizon website. They should have the build manual on the site.
Old 03-12-2015, 09:39 PM
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Have owned a couple, great flying planes. Most common mistake is too low a prop speed. I've got cheap HK motors is mine now ( four seasons), 900KV on 4S 4000 pack spinning APC E10x10 props, spring air retracts, and the plane is a blast. Also had one with the recommended high power setup, and it was a dog. Left the power 32 motors and added 12x12 props cut down to 10x12, and it was also a blast. All depends on how you like to fly, but whatever you do, keep it light, and it will slow down to a fast walk on landing. Go to Horizons website for the manual, balance as it says
Very easy, fun plane to fly
Old 03-14-2015, 05:08 PM
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There's a small thread in the other forum on the Duces Wild. Lots of talk about the mods like reinforcing the firewalls, retracts, motors/ESC's/batteries, etc. It's currently about 126 pages/3149 posts long so I'm sure you'll find just about anything you would ever want to know about the DW.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836444

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Old 04-05-2015, 06:32 AM
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I have two deuces wilds, one brand new in the box still for a rainy day. I have the E-flite power 32's and it has PLENTY of power. The two options recommended are the power 25's or the 32's in the manual. Robart makes a set of retracts that bolt right in and works great! My speed controllers are the 80A. Great plane and great find, enjoy!!
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Thank you tweedy for your service and paving the way for modern day paratroopers like me!! I actually just left Bragg and the 325! I was in Gray Falcons, the Cav Squadron for 2Bct
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Do you still have the De
Duces wild????
Old 06-18-2015, 05:01 PM
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I still have the one I got in Perry. It's waiting for me to get started on an overhaul and re-covering job.

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Looking for the stock landing gear for the D/W.Anybody got a set I would love to have them.Kiwi4

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