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Old 01-09-2010, 01:48 PM
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Default RE: Bob Nelitz 1/3 Scale J-3 Short Kit build

Ok the wing tip is glue in, just got to finish braceing , next step start the ailerons
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:25 PM
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Wing tip is finish.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:11 AM
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Default RE: Bob Nelitz 1/3 Scale J-3 Short Kit build

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I used National Balsa for my materials. They have 3/8 in. x 48 in. dowels for 57 cents ea. The 1/4 in. wing ribs (balsa) I cut from 1/4 in. x 3 in. x 48 in. sheets. I cut the 48 in. lengths in half and marked out 1 full rib and 1 half rib on each 24 in. piece. Total cost for the ribs (including the (4) 1/4 in. ply ones ) was $23.00. I DID choose to frame the warren truss section out of 3/8 in. square stock( like Balsa USA did) as it provided a stronger gluing surface for the cross bracing at the ply gusset plates. I did use dowels for the three stringers to keep the nice rounded look to the top of the fuselage and the dowel along the side of the fuselage keeps the fabric off the majority of the 3/8 in. square stock on the truss section. I considered splitting a 1/4 in dowel in half and gluing it to the bottom 3/8 in. longeron to "soften" the sharp edge of the square stock where the fabric wraps from the side to the bottom. I can always see how a piece of (ironed on ) coverite looks before I start covering with dacron and Dope.

I agree, I think Bob Nelitz' Cub is one of the nicer ones in terms of scale fidelity, that's why I'm taking my time with this one (I still have lots of ARFs to fly in the meantime ! )

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Old 01-11-2010, 06:09 AM
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If you can Post us some pictures of your work .

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Old 01-15-2010, 06:18 PM
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Default RE: Bob Nelitz 1/3 Scale J-3 Short Kit build

Ok the short kits are ready for anyone who needs one cut.
$190 plus packing and shipping .The dummy engine will cost $30 to be cut plus packing and shipping

Please contact Alex Guzman at:

by email: aguzman@myacc.net

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Old 01-15-2010, 07:04 PM
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Ok got my covering ,pinking tape, POly Tak cement, POly Brush and other stuff today. I will get the Poly Spray and the Paint (Poly Tone) later because Chip likes to shake and freshly mixed all the paints before they leave .I will not need them for some time. Anyways I when with the polyfiber system because if your going to build a scale Cub then you need to use the system they use on the full size. Chip at stits.com(chip@stits.com ) Can hook you up with everything you need to do the Cub Scale. Here is the list of what you will need to do the 1/3 scale Bob Nelitz J-3 Cub.

You will need 7 yards of fabric, a pint of POly Tak cement to attach it, 4 quarts of POly Brush to fill the weave and apply the finishing tapes, 3 quarts of Poly Spray to make the aircraft opaque so you don't see through it, and 3 quarts of White Poly Tone 4 quarts of Yellow Poly Tone and finishing tapes.

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Old 01-21-2010, 08:22 PM
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Just received my lightning stripe and N numbers from cfcgraphics. Very nice looking work and good pricing. Charles does nice work!

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Old 01-22-2010, 06:09 AM
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What was the price for the decals
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:22 AM
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They were $80 plus a little postage. Got N numbers for the wings & rudder, Piper logo and the lightning stripe. The stripe was cut in pieces for the door side which will save some time and make lining up easier. These things are HUGE!
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:30 AM
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can you post a picture of the decals
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:37 AM
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Have to do it when I get home later Billy. Hope I can make enough space on the floor to take the pics!

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Old 01-22-2010, 12:34 PM
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That will be great did yours come with the bear logo also.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:39 PM
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No Billy, I already had a couple of them.
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Default RE: Bob Nelitz 1/3 Scale J-3 Short Kit build

Ok Had a little time today to work on the wing .Work on the aileron well What I did and it turn out to work well was to use a 2-3/32 strips of balsa .Glue the first piece let dry turn glue the next piece over the first one .This made the round curve easy with very little sanding.
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Some pics. Hope you can see them OK.
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They look great. I think I am going to use this guy
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:19 PM
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Some work on the aileron.
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I thought I'd use that interior stuff too Billy. Not quite available yet I was told.
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Default RE: Bob Nelitz 1/3 Scale J-3 Short Kit build

Gino you are right he still needs to scale it . I was waiting till he get it ready before I order so I can order it all at one time.
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:46 PM
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Default RE: Bob Nelitz 1/3 Scale J-3 Short Kit build

Here is a copy of Bob Nelitz Article on Building the Cub
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nice work, picked out a power plant yet? thanks frank
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Yes I think G62
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:43 PM
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Thanks Frank99
How far are you on your great cub. from your pictures it looks like your almost ready to finish your covering.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:19 PM
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stuck on servo instaltion and stab mount,not sure what to do, could cover wing but to cold to much rain, to many honey do, to lazy now thats the truth frank
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:11 AM
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Well Frank if you get tired of looking at it .I will be more then willing to take it off your hands
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