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by Neil Spooner
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: OWNERS 'TESTIMONIALS' - WHAT ARE THEY LIKE TO OWN & FLY
Replies: 6
Views: 5997

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: 6
Views: 2837

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: 1947

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by Neil Spooner
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: G-ONCS Sold
Replies: 6
Views: 5236

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: 6
Views: 2837

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: 3811

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: 3811

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: 3811

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: 14
Views: 3811

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: 4347

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: 2608

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: 4347

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: 4347

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: 2087

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: 3994

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...

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