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Old Jul 06, 2003, 03:00 AM
Alan Harriman
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Re: 1/3 scale cub (Bob Nelitz plans?)

On Fri, 04 Jul 2003 20:31:18 -0400, Alan Harriman <vtech@usol.com> wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>... I'm the proud new owner of an older 1/3 scale cub. The
>previous owner didn't know the make, so I posted a few pictures to see if anyone
>might recognize it.


Just to update my own post. One person emailed and said it's not a Balsa USA
cub. (Thanks Jon) Jon also mentioned the engine appears to be a Sachs. The
markings on the engine are "44", "W2", and "44 7N 18". Also, this is not the
original engine.

I'm now pretty convinced the plane is built from a set of Bob Nelitz plans,
which as I understand, was one of the first 1/3 scale cub designs. Just so
happens, a set of the same plans is currently being auctioned on eBay. From the
photos, the construction appears the same.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ory=19164&rd=1

Again, any info or comments on this plane (or engine) is greatly appreciated.

Alan Harriman


>The plane is huge - the wingspan measures 142" with a cord (sic)
>of approx 21". The length is approx 88" from spinner nut to tail. We are
>guessing it's probably a Balsa USA or a Trillium Balsa. Nor am I sure of the
>make of engine.
>
>http://mywebpages.comcast.net/aharri...hird-scale-cub
>
>It needs some TLC, and has it's been in storage for a couple years. Any info or
>specs on make, CG, control throws, flying characteristics would be greatly
>appreciated. BTW, I have been flying for about 10 years and have flown many
>different types of planes, including smaller cubs, but never a giant scale plane
>like this.


Old Jul 06, 2003, 03:00 AM
Bill Fulmer
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Re: 1/3 scale cub (Bob Nelitz plans?)

Boy...

That Cub would look great with a set of 8" (24" scale) NC-numbers on the
wings...<G>

Bill
http://www.customcutgrafix.com/

"Alan Harriman" <vtech@usol.com> wrote in message
news:8k4egvcrt2cvh0ss2ersdf7qn18b8i6cbh@4ax.com...
> On Fri, 04 Jul 2003 20:31:18 -0400, Alan Harriman <vtech@usol.com> wrote:
>
> >Hi all,
> >
> >... I'm the proud new owner of an older 1/3 scale cub. The
> >previous owner didn't know the make, so I posted a few pictures to see if

anyone
> >might recognize it.

>
> Just to update my own post. One person emailed and said it's not a Balsa

USA
> cub. (Thanks Jon) Jon also mentioned the engine appears to be a Sachs.

The
> markings on the engine are "44", "W2", and "44 7N 18". Also, this is not

the
> original engine.
>
> I'm now pretty convinced the plane is built from a set of Bob Nelitz

plans,
> which as I understand, was one of the first 1/3 scale cub designs. Just so
> happens, a set of the same plans is currently being auctioned on eBay.

From the
> photos, the construction appears the same.
>
>
>

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ory=19164&rd=1
>
> Again, any info or comments on this plane (or engine) is greatly

appreciated.
>
> Alan Harriman
>
>
> >The plane is huge - the wingspan measures 142" with a cord (sic)
> >of approx 21". The length is approx 88" from spinner nut to tail. We are
> >guessing it's probably a Balsa USA or a Trillium Balsa. Nor am I sure of

the
> >make of engine.
> >
> >http://mywebpages.comcast.net/aharri...hird-scale-cub
> >
> >It needs some TLC, and has it's been in storage for a couple years. Any

info or
> >specs on make, CG, control throws, flying characteristics would be

greatly
> >appreciated. BTW, I have been flying for about 10 years and have flown

many
> >different types of planes, including smaller cubs, but never a giant

scale plane
> >like this.

>




 


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