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Big box was waiting for me when I got back to my workday flat this evening - lots of German writing on it...

Freestyler 5 !!! :D

What can I say? - this is one serious piece of kit - everything fits perfectly - and that fuselage is so incredibly skinny - and the dinky moulded noseweight is really cute.

For a colour scheme I chose a very simple variation on the traditional Freestyler design - nice bright red RAL 3020 & black - with a bit of added white contrast

Order placed in October - here it is - so those tales of old about waiting years are no longer true

Phil.

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ok.... 1st thing is it takes me forever to get to a setup I'm happy with and this is day 1. 1st Impression is that the FS5 feels like a completely new model. It pitches/rotates completely differently

My FS5 arrived a week ago and by now LDS is installed in both wings. Although I think installung LDS is still a pain TUD actually improved their system. A. the openings for the Servos are a tad bigger

Big box was waiting for me when I got back to my workday flat this evening - lots of German writing on it... Freestyler 5 !!!  What can I say? - this is one serious piece of kit - everything

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HaHa - happy to be a "Z" pilot flying that thing :)

and for those that don't get the joke - and don't follow the funny stuff on RCG - here's pretty much what I posted on there:

So which pilots do you think are going to buy this? - who is it aimed at?

a. Hardcore F3F junkies who want every last little bit of performance possible? - and no compromises
b. Starter F3Fers to get them going on the course?
c. Average "Slope Joes" who'd like a big fast plane?
d. Dont know - let the market decide...

Phil

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10 hours ago, Phil.Taylor said:

Big box was waiting for me when I got back to my workday flat this evening - lots of German writing on it...

Freestyler 5 !!! :D

Very, very... VERY nice Phil, well chuffed for you mate. They are stunning planes. 

Hope to see you flying her on the slopes soon. :thumbsup:

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Bostin Phil!

Don't panic in the Black Country it means something very different.

:)

  "great model that Phil". 

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10 hours ago, oipigface said:

Show us the noseweight, Phil!

Here you go John - cute little moulded noseweight - other bits & bobs too - LDS horns already fitted in control surfaces

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3 hours ago, satinet said:

Build log...

Sorry - Ive already finished it :)

Will be a while yet - moving weekday flat/workshop next week

Its as artf as they could get it - noseweight moulded - wiring provided - fus servo tray moulded in with holes ready for dinky servos - LDS horns fitted - wing skins already roughed up for mounting servos.

Phil.

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2 minutes ago, Phil.Taylor said:

Sorry - Ive already finished it :)

Will be a while yet - moving weekday flat/workshop next week

Its as artf as they could get it - noseweight moulded - wiring provided - fus servo tray moulded in with holes ready for dinky servos - LDS horns fitted - wing skins already roughed up for mounting servos.

Phil.

Well it wont hurt

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So this afternoon I finally got started on it...

Build log? - maybe a few notes & pics - much of the work is already done for you

Moulded in servo tray - holes already cut - just happen to be the exact size for MKS DS6188 servos - except that the holes still needed to be elongated cos the servos have to go in at an angle cos the servo leads are part-way up the case

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Tail ball joints already fitted

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Wiring loom already done (small extra cost - well worth it) - neat touch having the fus wires already angled the right way

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Another neat touch - pre-roughed up connectors for the neat MPJet clevises

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Skinny fus - wiring loom went in first, before the servos - just enough room for the wires along the sides of the servos

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Cut the pushrods to length, put the tails on & taped them central, radio on & everything centred, epoxied clevis connectors into the pushrods with the radio on so its all centred nicely

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Fus kitted out ! - that took just one afternoon - a new personal record. The bits that took longest / most fiddly were enlarging the servo tray holes & trimming the servo horns & enlarging the servo horn holes - and of course the cups of tea & thinking time sitting in the sunshine to make sure it all went together neatly & fuss-free

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next up - the wings - sometime...

Phil.

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