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by Paul1954
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Wing Tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Wing Tanks

Hi paul,

Attached photo - is this the type of arrangement you mean? Do you require a small vent hole in the cap to allow fuel to feed. I would have though that not having one would prevent fuel flow.

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by Paul1954
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Wing Tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Wing Tanks

No idea why this posted twice.
by Paul1954
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Wing Tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Wing Tanks

Hi Ross, I no longer have my Nipper tip tank drawing - I gave it to PG when I left Inverness in 2007. Perhaps there needs to be a discussion as to a/c attitude when fuelling and post refuel. Is it possible the tanks are being overfilled and/or when the a/c tail goes down the fuel is then leaking fro...
by Paul1954
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Wing Tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Wing Tanks

Ross, what is condition of the cork floats? Have they been well dried and then re sealed?

If you have the later brass floats you should also check that they are still airtight and float in fluid.
by Paul1954
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Fuel tank needed please.
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Fuel tank needed please.

Neil, Barry was able to install the suitcase fuel tank without issue. All down to good and thoughtful design. The clean cowling design and attention to detail allowed Yearby - Shuttleworth to be done without need for an on-route tech stop. There was no issue with engine stoppage on 'YB as the fuel w...
by Paul1954
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Fuel tank needed please.
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Fuel tank needed please.

Hi Neil, OK, I’m now clearer on what your trying to do. A few things to consider when designing. - The diagonal fuselage cross-tubes will probably dictate two separate tanks joined by tube or pipe work; Access could be tricky and require the existing mod that allows access to the pedal area by the s...
by Paul1954
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Fuel tank needed please.
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Fuel tank needed please.

Hi Neil,

Can I ask, are trying to develop a larger main tank that will also be available for aerobatics?
by Paul1954
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Canopy Trim
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Canopy Trim

BG, smart looking Nipper. A good source is likely to be an automotive spares suppler or a yacht chandler. Another option is to use a search engine to find something suitable from a supplier to the house window frame market. Of course other option is a supplier to the aviation industry, but that is u...
by Paul1954
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: OWNERS 'TESTIMONIALS' - WHAT ARE THEY LIKE TO OWN & FLY
Replies: 15
Views: 7658

Re: OWNERS 'TESTIMONIALS' - WHAT ARE THEY LIKE TO OWN & FLY

Hi Jim,

Have you seen a copy for the tie-rod style attachments? Are the threads required to be rolled rather than ‘cut’?
by Paul1954
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: OWNERS 'TESTIMONIALS' - WHAT ARE THEY LIKE TO OWN & FLY
Replies: 15
Views: 7658

Re: OWNERS 'TESTIMONIALS' - WHAT ARE THEY LIKE TO OWN & FLY

I agree with Kate; nothing wrong with the original type of brakes if well maintained and used within their limits. The development of hydraulic brakes for the Nipper came at a time when NK&C were low on stock of original replacements parts. This was at the same time complaints about the disc pla...
by Paul1954
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 5078

Re: New engine

Sven,
What is the max static rpm? If you have already changed/swapped plugs and leads, have a check for a good earth on the electrics.
by Paul1954
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 5078

Re: New engine

Hi Sven, Tipsy Nippers and engines, eh? Sorry if your engine problems have taken the fun away from your flying. I hope the following does not sound patronising - NOT my intension at all. Your situation of having inherited an engine that has sat idle for many years is not desirable. Not even a motor ...
by Paul1954
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 5078

Re: New engine

svenoliver - can you simply put a replacement barrel and head on the engine? I see your comment re cooling down but, did you keep the engine ‘pulling’ after aeros, or did you idle it? You say 51*c is that the OAT? I don’t think you will find any engine/aircraft certified to operate above 50*c. Yes, ...
by Paul1954
Mon May 04, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Wheel Hub dimensions
Replies: 5
Views: 2859

Re: Wheel Hub dimensions

Hi Jim, It has been a while, but I remember having new wheels made for one of my Nippers when I couldn’t get replacement 3-1/2 x 4.95 tyres. Brakes were of the original style and I had a similar issue with interference, so compared with my other Nipper with the 400 x 4 wheels, and noticed that there...
by Paul1954
Fri May 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: The Tipsy Nipper Story
Replies: 2
Views: 3315

Re: The Tipsy Nipper Story

Bit of a zombie thread but, I have a copy of the book that I’m willing to sell if needed.

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