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by RobW
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Tip tank
Replies: 8
Views: 6256

Re: Tip tank

There should also be non return valves in the plumbing, to prevent flow from one tank to the other if flown out of balance etc!

Oh and the tanks should be empty for aeros, the outboard mass has a big effect on polar moment of inertia, and subsequent spin recovery, so I'm told...
by RobW
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: G-CCFE
Replies: 0
Views: 7176

G-CCFE

When I sold 'FE about 2 years ago, it has 2 jabiru engines, now it has none. Looks like it could be a bargain!:

http://www.afors.com/index.php?page=adv ... 530&imid=0
by RobW
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nipper Wins!!
Replies: 7
Views: 6552

Re: Nipper Wins!!

Great stuff Neil - does that mean you progress to Intermediate level next!? Look forward to seeing the Lomcevak!
All the best,
Rob
by RobW
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: G-CCFE might be for sale later this year...
Replies: 10
Views: 8193

Re: G-CCFE might be for sale later this year...

Price reduced even further (spare Jabiru engine thrown in for free) and finally she sold :-( Aircraft now resides at Knettishall so I shall see her around, teasing me! Thanks Nipper Group, it's been great to be part of it, just a shame I couldn't make use of 'FE more (my hourly rate was horrendous w...
by RobW
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: BUNGEE APPROVAL
Replies: 17
Views: 10559

Re: BUNGEE APPROVAL

Thanks Neil, and thank you for talking to the prospective buyer – sorry for not giving you any warning, but he asked if I had your details and I thought you would be happy to help him. Saying that, I have not heard from him since! Either way, I still owe you beers (or equivalent), if I am passing yo...
by RobW
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nipper accident
Replies: 7
Views: 6544

Re: Nipper accident

Terrible news. And for me a bit close to home. I was very close to buying G-OVAG when it was for sale, and had the sale of my Skyranger not been delayed the chances are I'd have bought 'AG rather than 'FE. Very interested to see what the NTSB report finds. Sometimes this flying lark stops being fun.
by RobW
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: G-AVKK
Replies: 2
Views: 4337

Re: G-AVKK

Jabiru engine with tip tanks - nice!
by RobW
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: BUNGEE APPROVAL
Replies: 17
Views: 10559

Re: BUNGEE APPROVAL

Hi Neil / All - sorry I've been 'offline' for a while. Finally got time to get 'FE serviced and Permitted (only flew her 8 hours last year :( ) Re: Bungee mod - all performing well, with the Nipper standing tall (for a nipper) in the hangar! I will return your tool soon, sorry it's been so long - wi...
by RobW
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: BUNGEE APPROVAL
Replies: 17
Views: 10559

Re: BUNGEE APPROVAL

Thanks Neil - don't worry, I have had email and post from Francis and he's helpfully sorted everything so that it's all now very straightforward. He sent me the paperwork that goes with the mod, and it appears that the testing was done with 1080HD as well as 1080Std, and the standard cord was a clos...
by RobW
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: BUNGEE APPROVAL
Replies: 17
Views: 10559

Re: BUNGEE APPROVAL

Can you believe I'm still waiting for LAA to give me permission to proceed with this mod!!? Apparently they are confused as the prototype mod was started on one aircraft and completed on another. So my Mod11 form has been ignored and the matter passed to Francis Donaldson. I'm still waiting. Can't s...
by RobW
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: BUNGEE APPROVAL
Replies: 17
Views: 10559

Re: BUNGEE APPROVAL

Andy Draper has given repeat mod number 13004, expected to be approved by the end of the week. Mod 11 form needs to be submitted to proceed. Seems to be some confusion over use of 1080 or 1080HD - his email suggested that the standard cord (not the HD) should be used. Can anybody confirm? Thanks, Rob
by RobW
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: BUNGEE APPROVAL
Replies: 17
Views: 10559

Re: BUNGEE APPROVAL

Finally - I've got round to fitting the bungees!! After suspending the rear of the aircraft from the hangar roof it was relatively straightforward using the tool, though with all that stored energy I did fear for my life winding the thing out!! All went without a hitch - a big thanks to Neil and his...
by RobW
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: G-CCFE might be for sale later this year...
Replies: 10
Views: 8193

Re: G-CCFE might be for sale later this year...

Thanks Des. Not sure if they tried that trick but one person in particular needed to lose 4 inches (he was 6 ft 7)! He was from Denmark but fortunately was 'passing by' rather than making a special effort. I'll keep hoping that a buyer comes along. In the meantime I'm considering no equity shares ju...
by RobW
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: G-CCFE might be for sale later this year...
Replies: 10
Views: 8193

Re: G-CCFE for sale.

Price reduced - not a good time to sell aeroplanes!
Please PM if interested.
Thanks, Rob
by RobW
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Which prop on a Jabiru?
Replies: 4
Views: 4793

Re: Which prop on a Jabiru?

Thanks Neil - impressive! Great article too, I didn't realise the EAA produced such good material, I think that's the winter sorted for me then!
There was even a picture of 'FE in that link, albeit in her former guise as oo-plg !
Regards,
Rob

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