I don't think Hasbro thought too long and hard to come up with Ace's codename. Having a pilot named Ace is like having a card player called Lucky. It's a little obvious.
I also remember him for his stinky helmet. Something about the plastic they used made his helmet stinky. The glass canopy for the Skystriker had a similar issue. I can still kind of remember that odor...
Anyway, for Ace, I used another well known pilot, Wedge Antilles.
I opted not to add Ace's weird cone collar thing. Makes him look like a dog after surgery.