Giving into Peer Pressure (Deuce's Wild)

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    Well, after seeing all the threads and various posts, I gave in and ordered a DW today! This will be my first cluster.

    What suggestions do people have for construction of this kit? Anything to watch out for? I know the motor mount rings have been changed to laser cut for ease of construction. Any other hints on construction?



    Can't wait to get the kit!

    Scott
     
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    Personally, I have not built a DW. But I can speak for everyone else and suggest you post lots and lots of pictures:-D
     
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    Buy plenty of motors... use yellow Glue... and post lots-of-pics.
     
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    Make strong fin joints and fillets, upgrade your launch system (I got a car jump-starter for this purpose), and post lots of piccies....:cool:

    The kit is very straightforward. The motor mount is the only real challenge; most of that is because you've never built one like this before. The hardest part is deciding what paint job to give it - there are some seriously cool looking Deuces out there; you really have to get your imagination going to make yours stand out. Don't forget to post a few piccies, when its done. :D

    Ordering this kit was the best thing you did today, possibly even this week! ;)
     
  5. Jul 18, 2003 #5

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    Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your DW purchase! It's a great little kit that flies very well...good choice. As far as building goes, this is one you can follow the directions on and it will work well. I do like the idea of using Alphaetic Resin (Yellow Wood Glue) instead of Elmers and I use it all the time with great success.

    Good luck and pic...we need LOTS of pics!

    Carl
     
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    I have not built a Deuce either but will very soon. I will be buying at least one from Jim this weekend.

    18 hours until Deuce Purchase!

    I am exited :D
     
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    "Ladies and Gentlemen, Ryan has left the building!"

    :D

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    I'll be moving into a new house in a few weeks, complete with my own hobby room (YYYYYES! :) ). Once I'm in, a Deuce will be one of my first purchases. Can't wait!

    Will
     
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    Seo,
    Build per instructions, and use 12v to launch. This is one great flying rocket........Larry
     
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    Oh, by the way. Don't forget the pictures:D :D :D
     
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    seo, welcome to the ranks of the Deucaholics! Have you have checked out the reviews on EMRR? If you have built any rocket before you will find this one to be simple. With the pre-cut mmt parts, I can't see where this will be any more difficult than a Questes kit. I found the hardest part was masking the fins adjacent to the mmts. The only tips I have is to lengthen the shock cord using a long piece of Kevlar twine attached to the front centering ring. This will keep the nose cone far away from the tube and eliminate the 'smiles' that are/were so common on balsa cones that hit the bodytube after ejection. I also soaked the tip of the cone in thin CA.

    Oh, if you don't take pics, avoid rough looking strangers named Vinnie!
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I do use yellow wood glue for construction and fin filets. I love these Fliskit kits. I have built a Rhino and am working on a Praetor right now.

    I will post pictures of the DW as I build it.

    I was thinking of a Barber pole (red and white spiral with a gold nose cone) paint job, unless I change my mind!!

    I also forgot to mention in my first post that one of the reason's for ordering the DW is that my wife is pregnant with twins, due this coming Tuesday. I figured a TWIN powered rocket was quite appropriate for my next project!


    Thanks for all the feedback:cool:

    Scott;) ;)
     
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    Congrats man. :D :cool: :D
     
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    Congratulations, seo! Fitting choice of rockets! Maybe you need a paint scheme that reflects their arrival?
     
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    I used epoxy gel for my duece's fin and motor mount fillets. Worked out real well.
     
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    I have checked them out.
    Thanks for the tip.

    Scott
     
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    Sounds Familiar. :D
     
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    Darn! That's why it came to me so quick! Back to the drawing board ( I do want something original).................:D

    Scott
     
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    Great choice! I've flown mine about 5 times already. It always flies great (except the time I had a bad motor CATO:(). As you probably know, the Deuce has kind of a cult following around here. Some of us have even built upscales (Carl, Jason). Carl's is kinda neat;).
     
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    That's a good idea, I'm going to start thinking on that one...............................................
     
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    Have Fun, Have Fun, Have Fun:D :D Enjoy ! Enjoy! Enjoy! :D What more can I say....oh, back to working on my 2nd one for a while.

    :cool: :cool: :cool:

    CrashinJ
     
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    da deuce do strike again!

    :D :D :D
     
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    Milo, are you gonna change the registration terms to reflect that all new members MUST buy a DW!?
    Really though, good choice of rocket. I have a full size, and a Micro Maxx version and a 13 mm downscale in the shop. Fun stuff!
     
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    The DW is quite the cool rocket.....it does have a cult-like following....

    Congratualations on your children, twins, no less. Does this mean you get two cigars?

    Hey, ya'll... there's a big deuce in the works, more on that later......

    Jason
     
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    I'm new to the forum too, and have noticed a good number of post regarding this model. I think it's time to get in trouble again with the better half and have a new kit or two show up on my door step! :) I must admit that the two off centered engines make for a very interesting rocket. Has anyone tried to build the model with canted fins to induce spin on ascent. My thoughts are that the smoke trails should look like a double helix design (DNA). Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    ... Bill
     
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    Yep, you all have gotten my curiosity going. I too ordered a Deuce earlier today. Now the color-scheme wheels are spinning........
     
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    now, why do I get the impression that, some day in the future, someone is going to ask Scott how the twins are doing and he's gonna respond:

    "The Deuce's? Their wild!"

    lol
     
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    Well add me to the list. Just ordered my first Deuce's Wild! This will be my first cluster rocket. Now if only I could get a little time off from work so I can build it!!!!!!
     
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    Welcome to the cult. You will recieve something in the mail real soon.... :)
     
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    I am also joining the cult :D

    is anyone gonna build a 98mm duece?...Carl?...or maybe the Gates Brothers?
     
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    Man, If the Gates brothers did it, it would be awesome. They do a fair amout of upscale. The last video I saw there was a lot of onboard footage..........Larry
     

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