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Old 02-14-2013, 05:10 AM
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HI I'm starting to build a detail dummy engine for my nelitz j3 cub and was wondering if anyone would be interested ?
Old 02-14-2013, 07:33 AM
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I'm sure everyone would be interested! Rock on!
Old 02-14-2013, 11:00 AM
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Default RE: Bob Nelitz 1/3 Scale J-3 Short Kit build

Here are some pix of how I did mine if that helps at all - ply laser cut fins etc., bolted onto ali shrouds around the Zenoah, exhausts etc cast by slosh casting resin, valve covers made from resin in urethane molds.
Plugs mix of ali tube & locknuts, wires are shrunk heatshrink. Eyebrows ali sheet.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:45 PM
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Default RE: Bob Nelitz 1/3 Scale J-3 Short Kit build

Looks pretty darn convincing to me! Even the bead of RTV around the valve covers! Looks great!
Old 02-22-2013, 07:43 PM
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Hi I'm just getting the parts of my engine made now I' post the pictures next week , and I'm building a plug for a cowling as well.
Old 02-25-2013, 04:18 PM
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Hi mike here's what I did so fare not done yet the parts still need some work and I'm waiting for plywood and mold kit. I work all week on my paintings and only have the week end to work on the j3 and I'm building a cowling for it as well.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:48 PM
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Default RE: Bob Nelitz 1/3 Scale J-3 Short Kit build

Looking good Gary

Mike


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Default RE: Bob Nelitz 1/3 Scale J-3 Short Kit build

Hi Mike do you have some pictures of the planes?
Old 06-15-2013, 12:48 PM
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I've got a Nelitz cub in the beginning stages of construction. The fuselage is framed up and straight as a string. The rudder is built and hinged according to the plans. It's ready to add the forward plywood section. The steel cage for the upper cockpit area is complete. It too is straight and very well built. I also have a laser cut wing kit that is still in the packages that they came in. And, a fiberglass cowl that is uncut, unblemished, except for the fact that it is probably original 1980's!! There is a full set of plans that I got from Larry pierce here on this site. Guys, I really wanted to finish this plane, but I just don't see it happening. So, before I post it for sale anywhere else, I wanted to let you know. I've enjoyed reading and following all the building and know that I could finish it with "a little help from my friends". But, I'm trying to retire soon and I'm trying to be content with what I have. I'm going to post it for $300 plus shipping. But for the guys that I have enjoyed spending so much E-time (did I just make up a new term??) with, I'll accept the fist offer over $175.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:19 PM
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I'm still interested in buy it could you please send me some pictures.
Old 08-31-2013, 08:58 PM
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Mike - Where did you get the profile sections for the dummy engine discs?
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Gordon, I have plans for that engine, they were online. I'll see if I can find the site or go to Top Notch Products co. they have kits and cheap when looking at all the work.
Don
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Mr. Pierce, I would like to get a true copy of these plans with a copy of the cd for the L-4 conversion. How can I get in contact with you? My name is Jorge cell 863 651-1831

Thanks
Old 12-26-2013, 04:34 AM
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Hello Jorge:

E-mail me your address ,I will send you a quote , with shipping.

[email protected]

Larry
Old 01-11-2014, 09:06 AM
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Well guys looks like I am going to be back on thread , order my plans of a 1/2 scale Nelitz cub. talking to Alex about cutting a short kit for me. So I will be posting pictures
Old 03-07-2014, 06:58 PM
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Hi to all
I just discovered this thread and it piqued my interest. Is the semi kit discussed on page 1 available for purchase or has that idea been abandoned?
Joshua
Old 03-08-2014, 05:59 AM
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yes you can still get the short kit contact
Please contact

Alex Guzman at:

by email: [email protected]
Old 07-22-2014, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bh307 View Post
Well guys looks like I am going to be back on thread , order my plans of a 1/2 scale Nelitz cub. talking to Alex about cutting a short kit for me. So I will be posting pictures
How's the 1/2 scale project coming, been waiting to see the build.

Wayne
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Is anybody that has posted on this Thread still active or building one of these planes? I have PM'd several with no response. Wanting to build a 1/3 scale cub from plans and possibly short kit.
Thanks
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Mine has been setting for a while, nice one , if I could get it done
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Mine is still waiting to be built As life gets in the way. Maybe soon.
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Originally Posted by d boothe View Post
Is anybody that has posted on this Thread still active or building one of these planes? I have PM'd several with no response. Wanting to build a 1/3 scale cub from plans and possibly short kit.
Thanks
Been working off and on (mostly off) mine for 4 years took a part time job and things have come to a complete halt. Some where near 75% complete. Maybe I'll finish before I reach 70 that's only a year off, I might need to get started soon. LOL It will be a flyer and not a show piece for sure, quality of work not even near what I see on here.

Good luck with yours.
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Built a Nelitz Taylor Craft last year, one of the contributors of that thread sent me the link for this build thread. Great looking Cub and excellent build, Congrats.

Started the landing gear for the Nelitz Cub in December. Modifying the plane to be more of an everyday flyer. Added a wing tube and changed some of the construction. I can post some more pictures of the build if any one is interested.

Dennis
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Originally Posted by shaversound View Post
Built a Nelitz Taylor Craft last year, one of the contributors of that thread sent me the link for this build thread. Great looking Cub and excellent build, Congrats.

Started the landing gear for the Nelitz Cub in December. Modifying the plane to be more of an everyday flyer. Added a wing tube and changed some of the construction. I can post some more pictures of the build if any one is interested.

Dennis
Dennis, go for it maybe I'll pick up some pointers to finish mine up.
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Started with the fuselage after the landing gear was welded up. Fuselage sides are 1/8" lite ply with 1/8" Birch doubler up front. The rear of the fuselage is 3/8" balsa stick.
Uprights are 3/8" laminated Birch instead of the 4130 tubing cage. The Taylorcraft has this same basic structure and is holding up well after 10 gallons through it this past year. The landing gear mount and bottom of fuselage is 1/4" Birch plywood. Power will be a DA-50 with canister exhaust.
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