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by Neil Spooner
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

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: 8
Views: 1807

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: 8
Views: 1807

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 ...
by Neil Spooner
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: New engine
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: New engine

Hi,
Gt Plains 2180cc engine, force1 hub & Aluminium cylinders would be my first choice.
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: THE PILOTS
Topic: New owner of G-NIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

Re: New owner of G-NIPS

I don’t know if Paul has done this mod or not. If you want to send me your pedals I can get them done for you. I have a friend who is an approved welder. Not sure of £‘s, but won’t be much. The pedals are very easy to remove/refit. You will need to get a duplicate inspection upon refitting (you can ...
by Neil Spooner
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: MK111 Cowling, Nose Leg & Fuselage for Free
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: MK111 Cowling, Nose Leg & Fuselage for Free

Thank you Gary, the fuselage is hanging up alongside the other two awaiting my retirement as projects to keep me busy.
Your fuselage is destined for a tailwheel conversion.
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: THE PILOTS
Topic: New owner of G-NIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

Re: New owner of G-NIPS

If it’s the extended rudder pedals you are doing you can copy my mod if you like.
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: THE PILOTS
Topic: New owner of G-NIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

Re: New owner of G-NIPS

Welcome aboard! I hope the Nipper is as kind to you as it has been to me......I am looking forward to restoring mine and remembering the Nipper Grin!
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Oil supply during aerobatics
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

Re: Oil supply during aerobatics

Hi Lloyd, The inverted system is based on the same equipment as the Christen Inverted system. There is quite a lot of work involved, as it means modifying the oil pick up system, which can only be done with the engine stripped. You will also need to modify the crankcase breather system. I did look a...
by Neil Spooner
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Wingbolts
Replies: 7
Views: 2667

Re: Wingbolts

'The bolts from crankcase and propeller were broken'.......do you mean from the crankshaft flange to the propellor? ie the bolts that hold the prop' onto the flange? If so it's likely to be lack of bolt torque.....not many people check the torque of these bolts very often. It should be done seasonal...
by Neil Spooner
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: THE PILOTS
Topic: New owner of G-NIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

Re: New owner of G-NIPS

Welcome to the "Nipper Grin"! Such fun behind a VW.......Look forward to hearing more about your adventures.
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Plug gaps
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Plug gaps

0.8-1mm, same as normal 14mm plugs.

Neil
by Neil Spooner
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: WHERE IS THE CANOPY MOLD?
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: WHERE IS THE CANOPY MOLD?

Not me!......so he is finally going to start producing Canopies?

Neil
by Neil Spooner
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: MK111 Cowling, Nose Leg & Fuselage for Free
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: MK111 Cowling, Nose Leg & Fuselage for Free

Hi Gary,
Not sure why, but I have just found 3 other messages in my outbox which are not sending for some reason, I have sent you a pm, but it is also not going anywhere!
email: nspooner@me.com
or Mob': 07971966286
Thanks
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: tires 4,95 x 3;5
Replies: 4
Views: 3350

Re: tires 4,95 x 3;5

Hi Patrick,
I have a question regarding your spats.
Have you noticed an improvement in speed? If so by how much please?
Where did you get the spats from, or do you have a mold?
Regards,
Neil

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