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by G-BLMW
Sun May 13, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Who has my undercarriage tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Re: Who has my undercarriage tool?

Hi Neil As you can tell I don't dip into the forum as often as I should, now that I have retired I don't know where the time goes. Yes, hoping to go to the rally this year, I had to drive down last year :( ( had a bit of prop trouble) but all good now with a new Hercules prop. I'm still busy with th...
by G-BLMW
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Who has my undercarriage tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Re: Who has my undercarriage tool?

Hi Neil How are you, its been an age since I came onto the forum (been busy with my other project!) and just noticed your post. I did borrow you undercarriage tool way back in 2013 when I did my bungee mod but I returned it to you when I sent you that bit of stainless tube. Just trying to jog the ol...
by G-BLMW
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: MK III throttle system
Replies: 1
Views: 1581

Re: MK III throttle system

Hi David

Might have what you are looking for, I've sent you a PM asking for your email to send a photo.

Cheers
Stuart
by G-BLMW
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: HELP!!! VW cylinder head wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 2719

HELP!!! VW cylinder head wanted

Hi Everyone, Yes I'm still Nippering (well I was until a couple of weeks ago!!). Story is, spark plug seized in. This particular plug hole was already repaired with an insert (not helicoil). upshot is an unrepairable head :( . Soooo question is, does anyone have a single port 1834cc head with the ex...
by G-BLMW
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Help with wing rib drawing
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

Re: Help with wing rib drawing

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by G-BLMW
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Help with wing rib drawing
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

Re: Help with wing rib drawing

Hi Steve Glad to be of help, if you need any more don't hesitate to call/post. Are you building the fuselage from scratch? If so might I suggest that you put in the 'tall pilot' mod which only involves moving the top cross tube (behind the seat back top) back a couple of inches and putting in a coup...
by G-BLMW
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Help with wing rib drawing
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

Re: Help with wing rib drawing

Hi Steve Just picked up your post, hopefully I'm not too late. Having built a wing from scratch perhaps I can help. I know that the Nipper Kits and components drawings are not the best and can lead to frustration. Ribs 1 left and right do have a spruce block next to the spar, it is there so that you...
by G-BLMW
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Happy Chrimbo 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 3876

Re: Happy Chrimbo 2014

Hi Neil

A belated happy Christmas to you et all........nice to see you are still swapping the green bit for the blue bit:).
I like the colour scheme of the RV....blue and yellow, now where have I seen that before......??
A happy and prosperous 2015 to all.

Best wishes
Stuart
by G-BLMW
Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Bungee
Replies: 3
Views: 2872

Re: Bungee

Hi Pij

Yes you definitely need Neils' magic bungee tool. Having just gone through the same exercise it is invaluable. The shock cord ia a bit of a bugger to twist but don't forget that you need the cross over on the opposite side to the central bungee support, see attached photo.
good luck

Stuart
by G-BLMW
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: FLY-INS
Topic: LAA Sywell 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 5378

LAA Sywell 2014

Calling all Nipper owners............who's going to LAA Sywell this year???

Stuart
by G-BLMW
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Wing bolts any problems ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

Re: Wing bolts any problems ?

I've had by bolts checked (MPI) per LAA AIL and all are without cracks. In fact all in excellent condition. Mine were fitted when I built my Nipper 27 years ago !!!
I have the feeling as Rip does that this is a rogue bolt of maybe bad material or some sort of embrittlement when plated.

Rgds
Stuart
by G-BLMW
Mon May 26, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Cockpit size
Replies: 6
Views: 3359

Re: Cockpit size

Hi Steve

My Nipper is a 3b which I believe is the Slingsby variant. It has the sloping frame and the bigger canopy.
I guess if you don't have the sloping frame but do the tall pilot mod (raking the seat back) your head would be in the turtle deck Shocked (I think).

Rgds

Stuart
by G-BLMW
Wed May 21, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Cockpit size
Replies: 6
Views: 3359

Re: Cockpit size

Hi Soren

My Nipper is based at Crowland airfield, its a gliding site NNE of Peterborough. Its marked on the charts.
If you would like to come and have a look just let me know. Send a PM then I can give you my contact details.

Best Wishes

Stuart
by G-BLMW
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Propeller Information required
Replies: 3
Views: 2713

Re: Propeller Information required

Hi Steve

I have a 56" D x 36" P on an 1835cc VW. This combination gives a static of 2950 RPM which is also cruise RPM and gives 80kts.

Hope this helps

Stuart
by G-BLMW
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Undercarriage rings for Nipper
Replies: 1
Views: 1915

Re: Undercarriage rings for Nipper

Hi

You can now use 2 x 1080 Standard bungees, 1 per side double wrapped to give 4 cords of bungee per side.
Apply to LAA for a repeat mod approval.
I have recently fitted them to my Nipper they work fine, a great alternative.

Regards

Stuart

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