Profile Porter (oz8043)


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About this Plan

Profile Porter. Simple profile scale rubber model.

Quote: "For the Tenderfoot - Quick to build rubber job looks quite real when trimmed with felt-tip pen. Flies like a dreamProfile Porter, by Bruce Pailet.

This Profile Porter is easy to build and fun to fly. It is a rubber-powered, semi-scale version of the Turbo Porter model which has placed second and third in Indoor Scale at the last two Nationals. A number of different Porter models have appeared in magazines in recent years. There have been Pilatus Porters and Turbo Porters and Peanut Porters and Sea Plane Porters. Now we present the Profile Porter, designed by a young modeler for young modelers. If the instructions and illustrations are followed correctly, the finished product should be one you'll be proud of, and one which we hope will inspire you to 'move up' to a fully built-up (frame and tissue) model for your next attempt.

Prior to actually starting construction of the Profile Porter we recommend that you follow a procedure used on the original which differs a bit from our usual model-building approach.

It is common practice to apply the finish (color/paint/trim/decals) to a model after all the parts have been as-sembled. However, due to its all-balsa construction, it is easier to apply the color scheme and trim details to the Profile Porter before the parts are as-sembled. You will be able to work with almost all flat balsa parts on a flat surface, which makes it much easier to operate.

All color and trim details, except for the decals, were applied with felt-tip pens on our Profile Porter. The natural balsa color was used as the light color (to simulate white) and black was used for the dark color. Any similar arrangement of colors is acceptable - you can suit your own taste. The plans and photos show what portions of the model should be colored to give it a reasonable scale-like appearance..."

Attached is Bruce Pailet's Profile Porter from American Aircraft Modeler magazine issue 06-73. Regards,

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Profile Porter (oz8043) by Bruce Pailet 1973 - model pic

  • (oz8043)
    Profile Porter
    by Bruce Pailet
    from American Aircraft Modeler
    June 1973 
    19in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 07/09/2016
    Filesize: 204KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: theshadow
    Downloads: 1532

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