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Old 07-26-2009, 12:33 AM
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Default 1/3 Scale J3 Cub Build

I bought the Nelitz 1/3 scale J3 plan. Now for the build. I started the wings ,rudder and tail. I try to post the pictures, have more later as it goes. Please add your comments and tips if you have them.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:40 AM
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Well the pics didn't load. I 'll try again. This the half the wing started. I'm triing one to see if I get the upload right.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:54 AM
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Here is one more of the wing.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:56 AM
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once again Here is another one of the wing. I'm still playing with the upload sizing. I'll get down here ........sooner or later.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:01 AM
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I guess I should have rotated that last picture. Well here I am building the rudder . I used some small pieces of 4/40 rod to pin the ribs to the dowel and notched the dowel at the joints, just wanted it to stay together.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:05 AM
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Default RE: 1/3 Scale J3 Cub Build

On to the elveator and stab, right 1/2 begun, some pics for those of you that are tunning in.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:11 AM
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The plan called for bending 3/8" dowel for the stab and elevator. Well I soaked for a week in water, I sprayed with amonia, they still cracked on me. Next and what I ended up doing for the edges was to cut some 3/8" balsa wood strips, and glued them together on the plan covered with some press n seal food wrap to protect the plan. I used 6 layers of 1/16" balsa. It seems plenty strong. Ont the end where the brass tube went on I drill it out and glued in a 3" piece of 1/4" dowel to reinforce it.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:23 AM
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This is a dummy engine that I may build if I use a G62.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:38 AM
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Default RE: 1/3 Scale J3 Cub Build

These are the plans that I am building if anyone wants to look at the details called out.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:41 AM
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This is the article sent to me by Dan .. Thanks again.
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I guess it is not really large enough or clear enough to read. I'm working on it to resize it and I'll try it again.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:49 AM
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Default RE: 1/3 Scale J3 Cub Build

I believe you guys can read these pdf files if they come through OK.
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Default RE: 1/3 Scale J3 Cub Build

This is the gear from the plans. I have also been looking at Robart gear, and Balsa USA gear.
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This is the Robart Gear
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:07 AM
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Oh sorry that was the 1/4 scale gear. Here is the 1/3 Scale gear. Not too sure if these will fit until I build the Fuselage.
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I'll be the first to say that it looks like a great build and a stunning plane. Can't wait to see it flying!

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Old 07-26-2009, 06:39 AM
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Default RE: 1/3 Scale J3 Cub Build

Don,
I have subscribed to your build, like I said I have the plans and this is on my to do list. I am currently building an AMR 33% Waco YMF-5 and I have a Ziroli P-40 that I have the fuse framed up and half sheeted which will be next in line. I hope to get to the Cub after that.
Enjoy the build!!!
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It looks great!

I have built the Sig 1/4 and thought one Cub is enough...then the Sig 1/6...and thought two Cubs are enough, and now I'm seriously looking at this 1/3...I guess you can't have too many Cubs

A question please - apart from the landing gear, is there any call for serious metal work on this model?
I figured if I bought the cowl, and the Robart gear, is the rest of the model conventional wood working?
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where do i get these plans i like the look of them and id like to to build it it would be perfect for my feild.
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You can get them thru RCM plans or I see them on e-bay all the time.
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i KNOW THIS DOES NOT PERTAIN TO THIS BUILD BUT i HAVE AN 1/4 SCALE WITH A 26 CC xyz MOUNTED ON IT AND i LOVE IT FLYS LIKE A DREAM iAM SURE YOU WILL LOVE THE 1/3 SCALE !!!!!!!!! Good luck on your build and manyhappy flights to come !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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EF

It is all pretty easy, if you don't want to make the gear shown in the plans you can just by the Robart gear. I don't really see any other metal work. I will make the windsheild plug to make a vac u formed piece, cowl plug to make a fiberglass Cowl. I did see a post from probuilder and he said that he makes the cowl and windshield. It may be worth checking out his parts.
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Sunday, worked in the morning glueing together the Left wing. Laying out the holes for the drag braces. Cutting the holes and sanding them out.
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Afternoon, back from a day in the pool with the kids. Got a little time to build. Doing the wing tip bracing and sheeting the leading edge.
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Glued in the criss cross drag braces. I used 1/4" dowel, the plan called for 1/8" dowel. I know extra weight you may say. Not much and I had the 1/4". ....
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