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by G-ARBG
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Wheel Hub dimensions
Replies: 5
Views: 2089

Re: Wheel Hub dimensions

Jim,
I've been using Toste 400x 4 tyres on Slingsby 4 inch wheels until recently. At 75mm the wheels fit the standard Nipper axle and the Toste tyres also fit and have performed quite satisfactorily.
R.
G-ARBG
by G-ARBG
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Nipper brakes wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1874

Nipper brakes wanted

Wanted – set of original Tipsy brake callipers. Nipper G-AXLI is currently fitted with a modified brake system which I want to retro fit to original Slingsby build spec.
David GARBG
by G-ARBG
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nipper trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 4771

Re: Nipper trailer

From Popular Flying 1972

THIS MONTH’S COVER shows a novel way of reducing hangar fees. Dennis Lowther built this trailer for his Nipper. A complete on-load/offload takes just two minutes. Patt Bott took the photograph.

GARBG
by G-ARBG
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Fuselage Frame Material
Replies: 3
Views: 2770

Re: Fuselage Frame Material

John,
If you email me I will do my best to provide you with a photo.

David
by G-ARBG
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Fuselage Frame Material
Replies: 3
Views: 2770

Re: Fuselage Frame Material

Hello,
I have Avions Fairy assembly drawing of the MK II fuselage drawing A T66F1085 which lists all the tubes used in the construction as SE 4130-MIL T6730 A. I believe that all Slingsby manufactured fuselages were made using T45 but that is only from memory.

Regards, G-ARBG
by G-ARBG
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Leburg Bits?
Replies: 2
Views: 2735

Re: Leburg Bits?

Paul, have you tried Skycraft ?
David
GARBG
by G-ARBG
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: MK III throttle system
Replies: 1
Views: 2307

MK III throttle system

My MK II Nipper (G-ARBG) has a push/pull wire system for the throttle control. I would like to replace it with a later Slingsby MK III throttle linkage. Does anyone have a complete MK III throttle linkage including firewall brackets (or any parts) they would sell?
David 'RBG
by G-ARBG
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: LeBurg ignition installation
Replies: 13
Views: 8354

Re: LeBurg ignition installation

Hi Jim, I'm not a great fan of electronics having suffered some problems with Leburg in the past which is why I retrofitted the chain driven mags to 'XLI, however my latest Nipper has the Leburg ignition system and so far there have been no problems. You do not mention which system you are using, in...
by G-ARBG
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: Nipper project completed
Replies: 1
Views: 2949

Nipper project completed

Tipsy Nipper G-ARBG has now completed the LAA Flight test schedule and has gained its first Permit since last flown in 1984. As this aircraft is a rebuild a full flight test schedule was required by the LAA. G-ARBG is basically a MK II with a 1600cc Rollason Ardem engine fitted with Leburg. The orig...
by G-ARBG
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Tachometer Friebe
Replies: 1
Views: 2537

Re: Tachometer Friebe

Problem sorted. Tacho repaired by Speedy Cable (London) Ltd. New cable also manufactured.

David GARBG
by G-ARBG
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Drawings/Cowlings
Replies: 4
Views: 3376

Re: Drawings/Cowlings

Jeff,

Have you tried Airweld at Winchester who have the cowling moulds and may also have the assembly set of drawings ?

David GARBG
by G-ARBG
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Tachometer Friebe
Replies: 1
Views: 2537

Tachometer Friebe

Instrument wanted; Friebe mechanical tachometer as fitted Slingsby MkII / III Nipper. Current instrument broken and repair forecast is severa months which will delay test and completion of my aircraft.

David GARBG
by G-ARBG
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: wing clamping plates - dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 5218

Re: wing clamping plates - dimensions

Jim,

Dimensions of clamps shown in my photo 35mm wide x 12mm depth.
R.
David GARBG
by G-ARBG
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: wing clamping plates - dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 5218

Re: wing clamping plates - dimensions

Hi Jim, I acquired these clamps amongst a lot of spares from Raymond Cuypers some years ago but never felt inclined to use them having never seen anything other than the standard 19mm type used on a Nipper. I do not recognise the part number 990003 and the word 'specials' after JALB is unusual for a...
by G-ARBG
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Fuel filler cap
Replies: 1
Views: 2756

Fuel filler cap

Wanted. Fuel filler cap for MK II Nipper, exchange for Enot 'Monza' type. Other items for sale or exchange; Nipper MK III nose wheel (twin track) tyre, also 4.95 x 3.5 main wheel tyre.
David
GARBG

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