High Five (oz11156)

 

High Five - plan thumbnail image

About this Plan

High Five. Radio control fun-fly model for .35 to .45 engines.

Quote: "Mike White introduces a scaled up version of his popular Pepper Sprout profile fun-flyer for .40 size engines

High Five is a 25% enlargement of my 'Pepper Sprout' which appeared in the September '95 issue of RCME. I was not trying to design an out and out fun fly model; there are plenty of good well designed models of this kind available as kits or plans. No, I was after something a little different, a compromise between the performance of a 'Wot 4' and one of Parc-Amber's 'fu' designs and something which was quick to prepare when I arrived at the field. With High Five all one has to do is fuel up, fire up and fly. You can fly as fast as the propeller will pull it or as slowly as it will go without falling out of the sky - that's pretty slow! It will do all you ask of it and still stay together - as long as it's been properly built!

Power chosen was an OS 40 FSR throwing an 11x4 propeller (and sometimes a 12 x 6). Any good .30 -.45 two-stroke will provide you with plenty of fun especially if you couple up to a computer transmitter. You know, they're the ones the rich kids on the block operate! Me? I now use a Futaba 'Skysport' which is all I want. When I was flying for one of the airlines we had a saying, 'Captains have to know how to Write, first officers have to know how to write a little, and flight engineers only have to know someone who can write'. Well, I know someone who operates a computer transmitter - honest!

Anyway, with the Skysport I can, at the flick of a switch (so long as it's the correct one) couple flap and elevator (up elevator with down flap) which will give loops, the diameters of which will be only a little more than the length of the fuselage. They're really just 360 rotations about the horizontal axis. Couple in some up flap for rapid touch and goes, or some down flap if you want a long floating glide at the cheap rate.

Try this one: Stand the wings vertical and apply rudder to start a climb. As it does so, feed in elevator so that the model rotates. It takes some practice though. I suppose that it is the reverse of a spin and looks really weird, I have only managed to do two good ones so far and it does take a lot of power.

Any standard size radio will fit within the wing, with enough packing to protect it. You could save a little weight by fitting a micro servo for the throttle and a mini on the rudder, although I don't really believe that the cost is justified. One item where I believe that an extra investment is worthwhile is a larger battery. With this type of model, and an 8 - 10oz tank: the servos, all five of them, are on the move continuously. With the large control surfaces the battery drain is much higher than on a normal sports model..."

High Five, RCM&E, May 1996.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Supplementary file notes

Article pages, thanks to RFJ.

Corrections?

Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

High Five - completed model photo

Datafile:
  • (oz11156)
    High Five
    by Mike White
    from RCME
    May 1996 
    43in span
    Tags: IC R/C
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 25/04/2019
    Filesize: 649KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ

003.jpg
003.jpg
004.jpg
004.jpg

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email admin@outerzone.co.uk

User comments

No comments yet for this plan. Got something to say about this one?
Add a comment

 

 
 

Download File(s):
 

Notes

* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.

Scaling

This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.

 

Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2019.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.