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Sep 10, 2019, 02:12 PM
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I managed to fit .52s mine, running counter rotations 12x12 and two 6s 5000mah. It has gps 158mph and still flys great!
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Sep 16, 2019, 08:52 PM
Mineral, VA
NIB kit on eBay for $582 shipped. Dang! I have been trying to catch one of these for over 4 years now and it's nuts how much the kits are bringing. I even emailed Horizon last year requesting a re-release of the kit; and gave them proof of two overpriced DW's on fleabay. I'll keep searching...
Sep 17, 2019, 06:54 AM
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Agreed!


I agree with you... would love a NIB kit, but not at the prices they are going for unfortunately...

Love twins, and a nice up to date balsa sport twin would be great from Horizon!

Cheers;
Eric
Sep 17, 2019, 07:47 AM
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I spent 500. For my NIB a couple years ago. People always ask if for sale. I say for no less then I paid. I emailed horizon for 2 years about the wild.
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Sep 17, 2019, 09:39 AM
Mineral, VA
Thanks for you comments racer and crash. I messaged Jason M today. There is a nicely built one near me (~20 miles), but the owner will not sell it. It's equipped with Robart gear, Power 32's, 60 amp ESC's and flies on 4S. Sadly the owner hasn't flown it since 2014. To help ease my hunger, I bought a new, built but never flown Ultra Stick 25e that I fly on 5S, Power 32 with a 10x10 prop (LR-1A POGO setup).
Sep 30, 2019, 05:50 AM
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Hi all. I saw a Deuce the other day at the field and was amazed at the speed smooth flying that thing could do. Did some homework on the Net and ended up here realising my chance of getting one was very slim!! I went into Model Flight shop (Here in Australia) and was telling the shop guy.. He said.. I know where a Deuces Wild is now and with that he brought one out.. A little wrinkled but other than that, perfect!!. E flite 32 motors, 60AMP ESC's & Robart air retracts.. I of course couldn't resist and boom.. it was in my car on the way home. I have spent a day going over everything and tidied and swapped out a few components that looked dodgy.. It was also fitted with JR servos all round!! The old girl is now ready for flight when some fresh 4S batteries arrive... They are a beautiful plane and I look forward to flying it.. I normally fly glow & gas, however this was one elec that I just had to have!! If anyone has any thoughts in regard to a separate UBEC off a 2s for rx power, I'd love to hear it. It currently has the right ESC as master providing the power via the red positive to rx. Other side obviously has the red removed and power only fed to the left motor via esc.
Sep 30, 2019, 07:40 AM
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Hi all. I saw a Deuce the other day at the field and was amazed at the speed smooth flying that thing could do. Did some homework on the Net and ended up here realising my chance of getting one was very slim!! I went into Model Flight shop (Here in Australia) and was telling the shop guy.. He said.. I know where a Deuces Wild is now and with that he brought one out.. A little wrinkled but other than that, perfect!!. E flite 32 motors, 60AMP ESC's & Robart air retracts.. I of course couldn't resist and boom.. it was in my car on the way home. I have spent a day going over everything and tidied and swapped out a few components that looked dodgy.. It was also fitted with JR servos all round!! The old girl is now ready for flight when some fresh 4S batteries arrive... They are a beautiful plane and I look forward to flying it.. I normally fly glow & gas, however this was one elec that I just had to have!! If anyone has any thoughts in regard to a separate UBEC off a 2s for rx power, I'd love to hear it. It currently has the right ESC as master providing the power via the red positive to rx. Other side obviously has the red removed and power only fed to the left motor via esc.
Nice score! I got lucky a few years ago when the owner of my LHS in Canberra acquired one from a collection and knowing my interest in electrics gave me a heads up. Couldn't get the credit card out fast enough . It's about 3rd in the build queue. I'm going down a different path for power. Scorpion 3026-890, 4S, 11x8.5 or 11x10. Good prop tip clearance, pitch speed and plenty of power. Not worried about counter rotation.

Internal vs external BEC is IMO one of those personal preference things with no clear cut technical answer either way. For me, based on several 6+ servo models and some servo wattmeter testing, I'm confident that a 4 to 5A BEC is a) adequate b) at least matches a 5 cell Eneloop pack (which would be pretty common for glow models this size) and c) is a lot less complex than another battery to keep charged and more components and connections. Regardless of your choice for primary receiver power, in an irreplaceable model like this I'd suggest some sort of backup/redundancy on the rx power. I use a Scorpion Backup Guard on all my 60 + size models and gliders big ebnough to carry one. They're available here https://www.amainhobbies.com/scorpio...sc-bug/p239994 AMain is good/cheap for shipping small items to AU
Sep 30, 2019, 09:49 AM
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last year a guy from my rc club had a new in box one and offered to sell it to me. i might see if he still has it. i didn't get it then because i really just build what i fly these days.
Sep 30, 2019, 07:25 PM
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Thanks Scirocco.. thanks for your insight in this.. I have ordered some 12 x 8 s to give a little more clearance on the grass.. I'm sure the club likes the free grass mowing but not sure I want to be changing props every flight.. yep agree she's vintage and needs some redundancy built in.. I'll check out the link you posted.. appreciate the advice.. Nikko
Oct 01, 2019, 08:14 AM
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I'm going down a different path for power. Scorpion 3026-890, 4S, 11x8.5 or 11x10. Good prop tip clearance, pitch speed and plenty of power. Not worried about counter rotation.I
I spent a couple of hours at Innov8tive Designs before they moved analyzing various power combinations.
We found the APC 10x10 put you right in the sweet spot.
Try it... you'll like it.
Oct 16, 2019, 12:08 AM
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NIB kit on eBay for $582 shipped. Dang! I have been trying to catch one of these for over 4 years now and it's nuts how much the kits are bringing. I even emailed Horizon last year requesting a re-release of the kit; and gave them proof of two overpriced DW's on fleabay. I'll keep searching...
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