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by Paul1954
Sat Oct 14, 2023 7:03 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New lightweight wing.
Replies: 19
Views: 10100

Re: New lightweight wing.

Neil, flaps suggestion cam from Jim, not me.

This thread does sound like the thought process that led to the development of the Acro Advance.
by Paul1954
Fri Oct 13, 2023 5:48 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New lightweight wing.
Replies: 19
Views: 10100

Re: New lightweight wing.

… but if I can help you avoid errors in your logic? “The flaps I suggested aren't for stall modification but for pitch attitude control during aerobatics to keep the aircraft datum horizontal whether erect or inverted for aerobatic competition scoring.” The judging criteria is FLIGHT PATH. The Acro ...
by Paul1954
Thu Oct 12, 2023 9:31 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New lightweight wing.
Replies: 19
Views: 10100

Re: New lightweight wing.

Other than my comments earlier, posting the Gusty articles, and pointing out that the Gusty ailerons are standard Nipper ailerons, this is not a subject of interest to me.
by Paul1954
Tue Oct 10, 2023 6:41 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New lightweight wing.
Replies: 19
Views: 10100

Re: New lightweight wing. Gusty 3 of 3

And finally... PS, I think the Gusty was put up for sale a while back but didn't sell (?). Somewhere near Oshkosh...
by Paul1954
Tue Oct 10, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New lightweight wing.
Replies: 19
Views: 10100

Re: New lightweight wing.Gusty 2 of 3

As promised.
by Paul1954
Tue Oct 10, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New lightweight wing.
Replies: 19
Views: 10100

Re: New lightweight wing. Gusty 1 of 3

I can't attach PDF files, so this will take three posts... A Nipper is a very affordable aircraft that is capable of basic aerobatics. With a competent pilot and an inverted fuel and oil system, it is able to compete in Intermediate Level competitions. Mine once flew Inverted down the 26-mile length...
by Paul1954
Tue Sep 26, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: engine temperatures
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

Re: engine temperatures

Most peps put the CHT prob under the hottest cylinder spark plug; cylinder head #3, top plug.
by Paul1954
Tue Sep 26, 2023 10:16 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Parachute
Replies: 18
Views: 11461

Re: Parachute

I stopped looking after finding the first 10 accidents… C/N 3 PH-MED Spun-in during low level aeros, 28/12/64. C/N 5 D-EMIF Crashed during airshow, 14/06/64. Fatal. C/N 12 D-EBUD Crashed during low level ‘demo’ flight, 14/05/60. Fatal. C/N 13 D-EMED Crashed, out of control, 23/05/70. Fatal. C/N14 OO...
by Paul1954
Thu Sep 21, 2023 7:46 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Parachute
Replies: 18
Views: 11461

Re: Parachute

I ‘m happy to hear that. If you go through the losses of Nippers you will find the majority cause to be low level aeros. Pilots underestimated the height required to pull out and they usually stall during recovery and hit the ground. I have a bit of a ‘thing’ about external cameras on aircraft too. ...
by Paul1954
Wed Sep 20, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Parachute
Replies: 18
Views: 11461

Re: Parachute

Not really. Limit are 14.4” to 16.5” aft of datum - please correct me if I’m wrong, but 15.8” aft is well within the permitted range.

Are you suggesting doing aeros in a Nipper within the permitted weight and c of g range will cause problems?
by Paul1954
Wed Sep 20, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Parachute
Replies: 18
Views: 11461

Re: Parachute

Do tell…

I thought you declared to the AAIB that the c of g was 15.82” aft of the datum [and within permitted aerobatic limits]? Or is it another incident?
by Paul1954
Sun Aug 06, 2023 8:46 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: engine temperatures
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

Re: engine temperatures

In order to make full sense of any replies you may get from others you will need to define your own aircraft equipment fit.

1. Which cylinder temp are you monitoring?
2. Do you have an oil cooler fitted, and what size?
by Paul1954
Mon May 29, 2023 11:52 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Exhaust arrangement
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: Exhaust arrangement

Nothing a set of DC’s can’t sort. I wish you many happy hours of tube bending. :?
by Paul1954
Mon May 29, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Exhaust arrangement
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: Exhaust arrangement

Deleted.
by Paul1954
Tue Apr 18, 2023 7:50 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: MK3 nipper bits
Replies: 17
Views: 4399

Re: MK3 nipper bits

David, after your ownership the aircraft changed hands a few times. I had to replace a lot of poor quality woodwork repairs that had been done after your careful ownership of the aircraft. I think the engine went to a non Nipper owner in Wales for a Taylor Mono? Airframe was sold ‘as-is’ when I got ...

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