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Scale Need info on Balsa USA 1/3 Super Cub

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Dave1953, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. I am seriously considering purchasing a Balsa USA 1/3 Super Cub. I noticed that Robart's price is about 10% cheaper than on Balsa USA's website. Can someone with knowledge of the Balsa Cubs pricing recommend the best place to buy the kit ? Also I see someone on here has bought a Nelitz 1/3 scale SC. Does anyone know anything about this kit and the price ? Thanks for any info.

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  2. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Hi Dave, I am building the Nelitz cub here. I bought the kit from Don at Rcaiir.com. He and I go back a few years in the classic pattern world. Appears to be a complete wood and fiberglass kit, so far only a couple of issues.

    The Nelitz cub is well known as exact scale design, much more than the balsa USA cub. However that is not the super cub.

    More if you wish, let me know.
  3. Yes, I contacted Don to find out some info about their Cub as opposed to the Balsa Cub and found out that they use a metal fuselage instead but I was under the impression that there's was a PA-18, not a J-3. Is there a reason that you wanna talk about as to why you chose them instead of the Balsa kit?

  4. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I bought a wood kit from Don at Rcaiir, not metal. There is a metal frame Nelitz cub build ongoing over at rcsb.

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  6. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I chose Don's kit because it was based on the much more scale Nelitz plans. And i know Don. The balsa USA kit will be better overall with more support and help out on the web .

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