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by Ross
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Wing Tanks
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: Wing Tanks

Thank you everyone for your valuable input, Your solutions validate my thinking on how to remedy the problem.
Cheers Ross
by Ross
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Wing Tanks
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: Wing Tanks

Hi Paul, Thanks for the reply,
The problem seems to be the gap between the fuel level indicator wire and the small tube it slides up and down in, that's where the fuel sprays out from.
The floats seem okay.
by Ross
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Wing Tanks
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Wing Tanks

My Nipper has wing tanks which spill a lot of fuel out of the wire and cork fuel level gauge/breather ports. The fuel system operates on both wing tanks together or the main tank. If the plane is parked off level, fuel runs from one tip tank and overflows out the other. When its flying fuel gushes o...
by Ross
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: First flight Nipper Sydney Oz
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: First flight Nipper Sydney Oz

Thanks Kate, You can see 2 photos in the Gallery Reg 28 842 with my dog 'Biscuit'. So I went to Sydney for a week to fly the Nipper and now I am back home in Tasmania and in Quarantine for 2 weeks but it was worth it. Can't wait to plan the next visit to Sydney to fly again. Good luck with your long...
by Ross
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: First flight Nipper Sydney Oz
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: First flight Nipper Sydney Oz

Thanks Kate, Great photo, I bet everyone who sees your lovely plane smile also. I tried to attach an image but was unable to; probably admin blocked undesirable Unidentified Flying Oztralians UFOs ha. I plan to fly the Nipper from Sydney over the ocean (Bass Strait) to Tasmania where I live, a fairl...
by Ross
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: First flight Nipper Sydney Oz
Replies: 4
Views: 987

First flight Nipper Sydney Oz

Well I finally got to fly the little bird and wow I'm still smiling. After lots of checks a weight and balance and several taxis I entered runway 35 at Wedderburn near Sydney opened up the 85 HP engine and off we went like a red rocket. On turning downwind a massive vibration started and then stoppe...
by Ross
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: OWNERS 'TESTIMONIALS' - WHAT ARE THEY LIKE TO OWN & FLY
Replies: 15
Views: 8406

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

Hi Ross, There is a mandatory inspection of the wing bolts under the LAA permit scheme in the UK. The bolts must be pulled and checked for cracks. If serviceable they can be refitted, otherwise new bolts are required. They aren't readily obtainable so an alternative is to use studs that used to be ...
by Ross
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: OWNERS 'TESTIMONIALS' - WHAT ARE THEY LIKE TO OWN & FLY
Replies: 15
Views: 8406

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

Thanks Guys that's great info, I'll give the existing brakes a go for a while. Kate I love the paint job on your plane and when my Nipper wears out it's paint I would really like to paint it with the bee in mind, MAYBEE we could start a swarm ha. Jim I am interested to see how you go with the hubs, ...
by Ross
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: OWNERS 'TESTIMONIALS' - WHAT ARE THEY LIKE TO OWN & FLY
Replies: 15
Views: 8406

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

Thanks for that Neil.
The brakes on my nipper are cable brakes and don't look too good hard to adjust, what is the alternative, and is there a kit or do you just fit hydraulics; interested to know more on this.
Cheers Ross
by Ross
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: THE PILOTS
Topic: New Member also
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

New Member also

Hi all, My name is Ross from Tasmania. I am looking forward to flying my Nipper for the first time. I fitted a new Jab 80 hp engine.... then Covid struck. The Nipper is in Sydney Australia and I live in Tasmania Australia, so no travel allowed. I only need to do the weight and balance, then fly. I h...
by Ross
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: OWNERS 'TESTIMONIALS' - WHAT ARE THEY LIKE TO OWN & FLY
Replies: 15
Views: 8406

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

I too am looking forward to flying my Nipper for the first time. I fitted a new Jab 80 hp engine.... then Covid struck. The Nipper is in Sydney Australia and I live in Tasmania Australia, so no travel allowed. I only need to do the weight and balance, then fly. I have seen this little rocket ship fl...

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