solentlife
I hated Profile models and then one day the bug bit ... and now I find them an easy way to get a new model into the fleet. In the air - they perform and unless really close - look the part.

Cheap / easy builds - no real need for plans ... a good 3 view provides enough to sketch from ... use common bits and pieces along with simple set-ups ... 

So far in terms of scratchbuild own builds ...

Mintana ..

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Vulcan ..

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RC Eagle (not quite a profile - but I think it fits the bill ok) ..

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TOMHE Eurofighter ..

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FRC F16 ..

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Hawker Hunter ..

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Mig 15 (still needs sorting to fly) ..

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Mig 29 ..

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with many more in mind to add to the hangar ....
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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Boxermad84
love a good profile plane. so easy to build and fly!
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Sidewayskiwi
Most of us have built the RCPowers MIG29V1 
This is a great plane but to be honest has some structural issues around the prop slot area 
Tomhe does a profile MIG29 also that includes some of the elements that the RCPowers MIG doesnt (to its structural cost and looks)
the vertical fin extententions that shroud the propslot, propslot completely inside the body
(unlike the RCPOWERS MIG that has slots outside the body and making its main structural weakness)
Tomhe MIG lacks the toe-out on the rear vertical surfaces meaning its less directionally stable and doesnt have the 50/50 fuselage/main body slot design making it harder to build and more time consuming
So i incorporated both designs
RCPOWERS fuselage , Tomhe mainbody and vertical upright extensions, added the RCPowers toe-out to the Tomhe vertical 
propslot was made much bigger but still entirely within the the main body
Boy they fly well really learnt to fly on these models 
You guys should give it ago 
Other design fiddles iam looking at are
Incorporating the Flitetest built up wings onto RCPOWERS designs as its impossible for me to get unwarped foam here in NZ 
Warped foam is an issue for flat plate and KF wings as we all know but seems to be totally irrelevelant for the Flitetest built up Adams Readiboard wings due to the score fold design 
Give it a go
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Sidewayskiwi
My fav plane 
SU27 SuperFlanker Tomhe based plans with RCPowers design tweaks toe out on verticals etc @44" wingspan she's a big bird but boy it flies great 
About to start next project a semi profile SeaDart 
Then maybe have a crack at the F4 
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Boxermad84
Wow, really cool idea mixing the two plans together to get the best flying MiG! Love that. The F4 is one of my favorites to, really nice looking plane.

Have you seen our profile designs on frcfomies? The f14 is like three planes in one.
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Sidewayskiwi
Boxermad84 wrote:
Wow, really cool idea mixing the two plans together to get the best flying MiG! Love that. The F4 is one of my favorites to, really nice looking plane.

Have you seen our profile designs on frcfomies? The f14 is like three planes in one.

YES
Built the mk1 & 2 F16 
the last one (mk2) fell foul of paint issues where the Rustoleum spray paint colours reacted with each other basically melting large portions of my plane 
gloss black and bright orange seemed be the issue/cause Rustoleum tested them and reckoned the gloss components of each can was incompatible and theyve made changes -- i lost a large profile foamie but got some free paint 
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Sidewayskiwi
Boxermad84 wrote:
Wow, really cool idea mixing the two plans together to get the best flying MiG! Love that. The F4 is one of my favorites to, really nice looking plane.

Have you seen our profile designs on frcfomies? The f14 is like three planes in one.

Starts today
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Boxermad84
Awesome! Would love to see the f4 flying! 
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solentlife
Must say - the Seadart does look good .... 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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Sidewayskiwi
Boxermad84 wrote:
Awesome! Would love to see the f4 flying! 

yes always liked the intimidating looks of the F4 
will have to wait for resupply of depron (can only get 3mm sheets in NZ) so i can make my 6mm sheets 
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DualDesertEagle
solentlife wrote:


Cheap / easy builds - no real need for plans ... a good 3 view provides enough to sketch from ... use common bits and pieces along with simple set-ups ...



That I can confirm, having made what was to my knowledge the first ever profile BF-109 (Except in germany profile planes are referred to as shockflyers, which I did in the first of these 3 videos featuring the BF109)





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solentlife
Had a fun day yesterday ... apart from crashing two models .... 

But here you go :

F16 on 3s :



then on 4S :



Avro Vulcan :



Eurofighter :



Hawker Hunter :


I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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Boxermad84



That I can confirm, having made what was to my knowledge the first ever profile BF-109 (Except in germany profile planes are referred to as shockflyers, which I did in the first of these 3 videos featuring the BF109)



Very nice, I always film myself with a head cam, it works out pretty good! 
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Boxermad84
solentlife wrote:
Had a fun day yesterday ... apart from crashing two models .... 

But here you go :

F16 on 3s :

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then on 4S :

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Avro Vulcan :

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Eurofighter :

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Hawker Hunter :




Awesome! 
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