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Old 04-19-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Bob Nelitz's Chipmunk

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For Sale The original Chipmunk by Bob Nelitz.
Bob won the FAI worlds in 1976 with this Model.
Currently owned by the Edenvale Classics.
Asking $5000.00 with paper work.

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Old 04-19-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Wow, now that is quite something!
Somewhat like buying an old master...

Good luck Larry,

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I have the MAAC mag here with a picture of the plane on it.

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I'm sure the MAAC museum would love to have it and probably offer a tax receipt for that value.
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cf100, can you tell me where I can find the MAAC museum? I didn't know that it existed.
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ALL of Bob's planes belong in a museum! His work is incredible and something everyone who aspires to scale should see
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Hello There:

This not for donation ! The Edenvale Classics need hard cash to
keep their Aircraft flying.
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I was at the World Championship 1976 in Sweden when Bob and this Chipmunk took 1st place in class F4C. The model was (and I assume still is) fantastic. It got second best score in static and with beautiful flights it won the WC title.

Static: 2510,5
Flight no 1: 2023
Flight no 2: 2397,5
Flight no 3: 1710
Total points: 4908 (staitic + best of the 3 flights, no 2 in this case)

Some pictures from the WC 1976 in Borlänge, Sweden:
(browse for more pictures with the black arrows in top of the page, 5 pages with pictures from WC 1976 and not only on Bob Nelitz Chipmunk).

Below is a picture from front cover of the Swedish model magazine "Allt om hobby" Aug-Sept 1976 with Bob and his Chipmunk at 1976 WC preparing for a flight.

In the magazine they wrote this about Bob and his Chipmunk in Aug 1976 (translated by me from Swedish to English):

Robert W Nelitz has been flying models for 10 years, the last 6 years with scale planes.
The model DHC-1B Chipmunk took about 1300 hours to complete.
- The first I made was the canopy, Robert say. It was the most difficult and if I managed
that I was probably going to continue with the rest.
At the same time I built for fun part of the instrument panel, for example a moving gyrohorizon.
Robert was satisified with the canopy - that is on slides and has working canopy lock - and the build continued.
Among the many things are working flaps and fueltank indicator on the wing, spring landing gear,
elevator trim that works in cooperation with flaps angle and a pilot that is a model of Robert himself.
- The pilot is not right beacuse I have only flew in a Chipmunk as a passanger, Robert say,
who works as a Boenig 727 pilot for Air Canada.
The model is in scale 10:48 that is 2,5 inch = 1 foot. (close to scale 1:5, 1/5 - my comment)
The only parts bought except the engine, a Webra Speed .61, and Kraft KPL 7Z radio, is the rubbertyres for main and tail gear.
Robert has previosly placed 1st in Canadian championship in scale 1972 and 1975.
- Last year [1975] I crashed my Chipmunk, Robert say, I had to rebuild the wings.
It is because of that it is a slight difference in shade and finish between the wings and fuselage. The end result was better then before.
Robert is married, 38 years old and has two children. How has he time for all this?
The answer is his wife Pauline is also interested in scaleflying.

Whole article is here in PDF (in Swedish) with some nice pictures and result list on last page:

I hope this Chipmunk stay in Canada, maybe someone will buy it and can have it on display at some museum so people can see this beautiful plane in future.

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Old 04-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #9
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Hey Larry, just want to add my support for this model. Even an old Sabre jock could make it look good in the air. This one was built by my pal Ken who retired it to me. Tex.
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Hey Bem.

Thanks for the info & links. Excellent pictures.
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