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by svenolivier
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: New engine

Hi Paul, many thanks for your insightful post - it has been a hard road to hoe on getting some proper guidance, but you and Neil certainly has been most helpful. Old engines - on the first flight in UDT the heads on both sides burnt through at the inserts for the second set of plugs. Fortunately i w...
by svenolivier
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: New engine

Hi Paul Apologies for the typo - it was 71C - oil temperature. OAT was around 18C. During the flight the oil temp as never above 80C. I always allow for some cooling before landing - so that the temperature drop is not so much, and also to make it more gradual. If i recall the rmp was around 2300 - ...
by svenolivier
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: New engine

Hi Neil Apologies for the delay in reply. It was not heat shrunk. The price was approx ZAR 6000 (GBP 300) :) I had to refit the engine cowling and this took me a long time during lockdown - i know a little more about glass work and finishing. I post pictures in the photo section. The engine started ...
by svenolivier
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: New engine

Aerovee installation progressing - dual ignition and carburetor (and new fuel line) installed. New manifold for the dual ports. New prop hub machined and ready for installation. New throttle cable. New oil cooler and new hoses ready for installation. New spark plug leads :)
by svenolivier
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: New engine

Hi Neil The next step is to substitute the prop flange set-up which also includes the magnetic pick-ups for the Le Burg. Given your advice that is now a definite step. I will check the prop specs (- it is a Sensenich W54JV5L 44 -) it came with the engine from a Sonex - and thank you for the link I w...
by svenolivier
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

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by svenolivier
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: New engine

Hi Neil I got hold of an Aerovee 2.1 with 50 hours together with the propeller. It seems to me that the starter wont' fit, and as it won't start by hand-propping that i have to go back the the LeBurg / Surefire ignition systems. So have stripped the wonderful ignition systems out and the engineering...
by svenolivier
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: ZS-UDT before the engine blew up
Replies: 0
Views: 3971

ZS-UDT before the engine blew up

Footage from the sequence flown before the cylinder and barrel disintegrated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpjmYAvKACY
Will be a while before the next videa :(
by svenolivier
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

New engine

Hi All Just blew the #4 cylinder on my Ardem X 1845 cc engine as i was cooling her down after aerobatics - at 51C and 2300 rpm the barrel and cylinder disintegrated, I was hi key for circuit so throttled back and landed without further incident. This happened at about 30 hours of flying the last 9 m...
by svenolivier
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: ZS-UDT again
Replies: 7
Views: 4976

Re: ZS-UDT again

Thanks Kate, I am having the time of my life :D :D it is a steep learning curve both in the air and the mechanical side :D :D
regards
Sven
by svenolivier
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: THE PILOTS
Topic: ZS-UDT
Replies: 0
Views: 3043

ZS-UDT

Hi everyone

I now have ZS-UDT flying and have done some 24 hours in her.
It is a real pleasure to be flying a Tipsy Nipper and I am grateful to the Tom Heaslip and Wilfred Wolmarans for all the work they had put into her.

regards

Sven Olivier
Cape Town South Africa.
by svenolivier
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: ZS-UDT again
Replies: 7
Views: 4976

Re: ZS-UDT again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja7ZlpnqM1c
Enjoying flying her more and more :)
by svenolivier
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: ZS-UDT again
Replies: 7
Views: 4976

Re: ZS-UDT again

by svenolivier
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Replacing undercarriage suspension bands
Replies: 12
Views: 2760

Re: Replacing undercarriage suspension bands

Niel Both the tool and the trestle (and many other handy bits) have all been designed and built by the previous owner, Tom Heaslip, who has many posts on this forum, but who, regretably, never got to fly his Nipper. Without the tool, the extra neiman bands and your video i would have been stuck on t...
by svenolivier
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Replacing undercarriage suspension bands
Replies: 12
Views: 2760

Re: Replacing undercarriage suspension bands

the start of the problem :(

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