Speed can only be substituted by more speed…

Better materials, better RC components, better usage of the aerodynamic potential of the models, better slopes, better launching – F3F and F3B models have inevitably gotten faster and faster in general. Also DS is practiced much more routinely now by many pilots.
The Freestyler 5 is a response to that trend and improves fast flight performance beyond the already very fast Freestyler 3. As such it is a very good extension of your model portfolio for those big slopes or DS activities.

The Freestyler 5 is targeted at F3F flying. It starts to excel over the Freestyler 3 and 4 in the sub-40 range, increasingly gaining advantage the faster the times get. This is not only enabled by better straight-line drag, but also the turn performance is improved at those speeds.
Actually, easier snap flap setup will allow the standard pilot to extract the performance more efficiently, without tweaking the setup right to the point. Also the free-time pilot, not bound to a 30 s time limit after launch, will enjoy the higher top speeds after a climb.

Despite the slightly more aggressive chord distribution, a gentle stall behaviour, which our constructions are known for, is retained by appropriately shaping the airfoils in the FS5 outer wing. Wing sweep was marginally reduced to benefit torsion at high g-loads.

Many customers imagined a model size in between the Freestyler 3 and 4. With a wingspan of 2.94 m and a wing area of 57.74 dm² that was actually respected.

The significantly slimmed fuselage does not only promise aerodynamic advantages, but also contains a few neat constructive solutions. Despite it’s quite minimal in cross section, one doesn’t need special servos. The standard micro servos like the S3155 should fit. But the smaller 12 mm ones are more convenient if you have a receiver which is wider than a GR16 (21 mm) and has to go behind the receiver battery. Also the higher servos like the Graupner HCM-488 or KST can be installed, if one chamfers the lower casing edges and bends the servo horns down and puts small grooves in the laminate overlap region.
The fuselage is designed for 2 round cells of 18650 size like the A123 LiFe, but with a rear receiver position the 18500 cells are more convenient.
Also in the wing some details were changed to enable an easier completion – the servo bays are now 5 mm wider.

The Freestyler 5 is not necessarily thought as a replacement for the Freestyler 3 and 4, but an extension to their main area of application. Because the FS3 and 4 cannot deny their F3B genes and still are extremely performant allround designs for weak and medium conditions. Not by chance it is the current World and Vize World champion’s models in F3B.

All parts can be combined with the Freestyler 3 and 4 – so you can also fly different fuselages and tails according to your personal preferences or gradually transition to the new possibilities from your existing pool of models. It may be expectable that one can see the Freestyler 5 also in F3B now and then. Also there some windy days occur, at which a better speed performance at the cost of a little bit of maximum lift can pay off…

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Andreas Herrig with the “Opus One” of the Freestyler 5

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The newly designed rear fuselage cover

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Comparison of the new FS5 fuselage and the current fuselages of FS3 and FS4.

Information for FAI competition pilots on wing, elevator and total area: 57.74 + 5.76 = 63.5 dm² -> max. 4762 g.

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