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by Tipsy Flyer
Wed May 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Fuselage Fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 2574

Re: Fuselage Fabric

Bob Grimstead recovered his British Fournier RF4 with Oratex. If I remember correctly, there was a weight deduction.
by Tipsy Flyer
Tue May 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Jabiru Engine Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 3812

Re: Jabiru Engine Conversion

Hi,
I am under correction, Raymond Cuypers modified a few Nippers to accept the Jabiru engine. Google : Raymond Aircraft Restoration
Email: raymond.cuypers@rar.be
Regards
Glen
by Tipsy Flyer
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: wing clamping plates - dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 5404

Re: wing clamping plates - dimensions

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Hi Jim,
My contribution !

Regards
Glen
by Tipsy Flyer
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Aileron cable size
Replies: 7
Views: 4179

Re: Aileron cable size

Hi Neil,
Sorry to hear about the family bereavement, my thought's are with you.
Thanks for the mail, will shortly be picking up, Nipper wise, where I left off 3 years ago, also due to a family bereavement and the things that needed to be sorted out.

Regards
Glen
by Tipsy Flyer
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Aileron cable size
Replies: 7
Views: 4179

Re: Aileron cable size

Thank you David for the info, much appreciated.
Will proceed to use 3/32" cables.

Regards
Glen
by Tipsy Flyer
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: ZS-UDT for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 3386

Re: ZS-UDT for sale

Trevor, you have a PM.
by Tipsy Flyer
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Aileron cable size
Replies: 7
Views: 4179

Re: Aileron cable size

Thanks Steve for the reply, much appreciated .

Regards
Glen
by Tipsy Flyer
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Aileron cable size
Replies: 7
Views: 4179

Aileron cable size

Hi all,
Can anyone tell me what the correct size cable one should use on the Nippers ailerons.


Regards
Glen
by Tipsy Flyer
Tue May 21, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nipper accident
Replies: 7
Views: 5076

Re: Nipper accident

Hi All, Here is a short note from Jeff's wife (Copied from our local aviation web site) A note from Jeff Sharman's widow Sheila - I have just had a call from the National Transportation and Safety Board who have confirmed that some remains of a turkey vulture/buzzard were found embedded in the fabri...
by Tipsy Flyer
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nipper accident
Replies: 7
Views: 5076

Nipper accident

Ex south African Jeff Sharman.
http://www.rgj.com/article/20130213/NEW ... loses-wing
This is Bad news, I would like to know what happened ?
by Tipsy Flyer
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: THE AIRCRAFT
Topic: Restoration of ZS-UAD, Tipsy Nipper T66 mk 1
Replies: 106
Views: 63831

Re: Restoration of ZS-UAD, Tipsy Nipper T66 mk 1

Public holiday today, so more or less finalised the frame work. Popped the canopy on to check the fit. This canopy is not very well made so will have to use rudder shims between the frame and the canopy in certain places. I'm busy making a aluminium "frame" that fits around the edges of th...
by Tipsy Flyer
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: THE AIRCRAFT
Topic: Restoration of ZS-UAD, Tipsy Nipper T66 mk 1
Replies: 106
Views: 63831

Re: Restoration of ZS-UAD, Tipsy Nipper T66 mk 1

Hi All, Sorry about the deafning silence :D , thought i should stick my head in here and post a small update. Have been busy with the canopy frame and the swivels/hinges etc. The frame is constructed of thin walled brass tubing and is brazed together.The front swivel bar was missing when i originall...
by Tipsy Flyer
Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: THE AIRCRAFT
Topic: Restoration of ZS-UAD, Tipsy Nipper T66 mk 1
Replies: 106
Views: 63831

Re: Restoration of ZS-UAD, Tipsy Nipper T66 mk 1

Made some progress this weekend, tackled the wood stringers that make up the shape behind the cockpit and the tail. A friend offered to cut and plane the stringers for which i'm very grateful, as i poccess very little in the way of wood working machinery. Busy preparing the plywood pieces that fit o...
by Tipsy Flyer
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: THE AIRCRAFT
Topic: Restoration of ZS-UAD, Tipsy Nipper T66 mk 1
Replies: 106
Views: 63831

Re: Restoration of ZS-UAD, Tipsy Nipper T66 mk 1

Sorry for the "loud" silience but work has been keeping me very busy, we are in the middle of summer and the storms have been raging almost every day which causes faults/damage and it's my job to make sure everything runs at 110% I'm still busy with the cowling etc, had wonderful success a...

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