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Scale Nelitz 1/3 scale Cub build

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by dhal22, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    This is a 5 year build, started number 4 last month.
  2. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Away from this build for too long, back to scratching my head on the numerous root ribs inaccuracies. I don't think the kit cutter understood the bulk of my questions on the issues so I'm going to cut my own ribs. To be continued.
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  3. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    The worst problem in solving the root rib problems is the kit cutter/ seller has stated many times that he had sold many many of Cub kits. Based upon that and insistence that the ribs were cut correctly I kept losing months of build time while staring at the ribs scratching my head.

    I have decided the outer root rib has no upper slots for cross support, is much shorter than the inner root rib and should not be cut for sheeting and leading edge spar. Therefore I will just cut my own.



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  4. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Inner root ribs are a mess as well. No slot for main wing spar. 16203503086331184037674.jpg

    Worse is inner root rib has undercamber as compared to outer rib. I'll just cut new ones to match the outer ribs.

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  5. Maybe he sent you some Champ ribs? They just about the same length and have an undercamber, he offers a Champ kit as well. Just power forward!
  6. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I am cutting the inner ribs tonight. Hopefully framing this weekekend.
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  7. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Working on cutting inner root ribs tonight. Lots of great tools used tonight, scroll saw, drill press with hole saws, forstner bits, etc, disc sander.


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  9. Like they always say, if you want something done right....gotta do it yourself. :big_yes:
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  10. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Ribs cut and fitted. Originals go in my scrap bin.


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