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by Neil Spooner
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Fuel tank needed please.
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Fuel tank needed please.

Hi Paul, The triangular tank is a single tank, I it's a guesstimate of the capacity. I think 10L is realistic. The use of multiple fuel tanks in an a/c without a starter motor (as in mostly VW Nippers) I believe is an engine stoppage waiting to happen, and I believe an untenable modification. My pre...
by Neil Spooner
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Fuel tank needed please.
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Fuel tank needed please.

Hi Paul, The idea of the fuel tank mod' is to produce a fuel tank that has about another 10-15L capacity. It will have a lower chamber where this fuel is stored and is kept full whilst there is fuel above it, it will retain the same filler, but will only have one outlet which will be via a flop tube...
by Neil Spooner
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Canopy Trim
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Canopy Trim

I have used Walker Rubber for most of my needs, very helpful......you can ask for a sample before you buy.

https://www.walker-rubber.co.uk/rubber-extrusions

Best wishes,

Neil
by Neil Spooner
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Fuel tank needed please.
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Fuel tank needed please.

If anyone has a spare fuel tank, either damaged/leaking or in good order they could spare I would like to develop a larger capacity aerobatic one.
Any thing gratefully received !
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nippers in the South East?
Replies: 17
Views: 4343

Re: Nippers in the South East?

It would make sense to get the mod' paperwork done before fitting them, which would only take about 2hrs tops.
The rudder pedals would be £75 exchange.
I hope the permit goes ok......the LAA are turning around the paperwork almost next day and sending the CofV by email. Very efficient.
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nippers in the South East?
Replies: 17
Views: 4343

Re: Nippers in the South East?

I had to fly the same way as you do before I did the seat & rudder pedal mod', afterwards I could be comfortable for about 3hrs....I had an extra fuel tank. With the reclined seat you could do what I did. You will then have a large area for tent etc, and an aerobatic cubby box for the bits you d...
by Neil Spooner
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nippers in the South East?
Replies: 17
Views: 4343

Re: Nippers in the South East?

Mark,
Do you have the tall pilot mod'? Either the extended rudder pedals, or the reclined seat back?
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: OWNERS 'TESTIMONIALS' - WHAT ARE THEY LIKE TO OWN & FLY
Replies: 15
Views: 7657

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

Hi Ross, Welcome aboard! The Nipper is a really easy plane to fly, but difficult to aerobat accurately if you are competing. However, for fun aero's then you have the perfect low cost mount. Without inverted systems you will be limited to positive G manouevers, but nevertheless most things can be do...
by Neil Spooner
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nippers in the South East?
Replies: 17
Views: 4343

Re: Nippers in the South East?

Hi Andy, Welcome aboard and to the world of Nippers. The prototype suffered with control issues due to the turbulent air created by the open canopy. The design was quickly altered to an enclosed canopy to alleviate this. The distance from the canopy/cockpit is very close to the tailgroup. In the pas...
by Neil Spooner
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: Nice photos!
Replies: 0
Views: 2508

Nice photos!

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by Neil Spooner
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: G-ONCS Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 6029

Re: G-ONCS Sold

Hi, I have not started on my Nippers yet, but depending on how long I am furloughed for will affect when I start them.....they will be the same/similar spec' to G-ONCS. I have a 1965 Lotus Elan which is the next restoration project to finish first. I have a restored 1835cc engine which I may fit in ...
by Neil Spooner
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nippers in the South East?
Replies: 17
Views: 4343

Re: Nippers in the South East?

Hi Tom, I have 2.5 Nippers for restoration in my workshop (just north of Colchester).........I have another project to start/finish before I restore/modify the Nippers, so I am not sure when I will get them down from the ceiling of my workshop, but if you wish to meet up after the Covid restrictions...
by Neil Spooner
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 5077

Re: New engine

Very nice!
Is the prop' hub shrink fit? How much did it cost you please?
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 5077

Re: New engine

The sonex is slippery.....you may be able to repitch the prop, there is a prop builder over here who would get a spokeshave out & tweek the prop without even taking it off!
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 14
Views: 5077

Re: New engine

Hi Sven, I have no experience with the Aerovee engine, the block will be fairly standard, however, having just done some research ( http://www.aeroconversions.com/support/instruction_sheets/AeroVee_2point1_Manual.pdf ) I see that the prop' flange is elongated relative to the VW one......I would not ...

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