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by Neil Spooner
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Oil supply during aerobatics
Replies: 1
Views: 477

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: 464

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: 2
Views: 129

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: 95

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: 226

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: 4
Views: 146

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: 2870

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
by Neil Spooner
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: G-ONCS Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 2777

Re: G-ONCS Sold

Update on the RV4......certainly a different "fish", but certainly very enjoyable. I certainly miss flying a Nipper, and to that end am looking forward to building the two I have, to the same spec' as G-ONCS but with some improvements. Notable improvement will be a modified fuel tank with ...
by Neil Spooner
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: MK111 Cowling, Nose Leg & Fuselage for Free
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: MK111 Cowling, Nose Leg & Fuselage for Free

Hi Gary,
Do you still have the NIpper parts......if so I would like to have them for pending project please?
Regards,
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Nipper composite fuel tank
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Nipper composite fuel tank

Well done Kate for getting down safely, very pleased there was no other damage.......did you fly it out?
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Nipper composite fuel tank
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Nipper composite fuel tank

....what have you done with the old tank please? It may be useful as a donor for developing a mould for future composite tanks. I am working on a larger capacity tank that has a triangular extension on the bottom that fits between the brace bars. It will have a divider to allow it to be fitted with ...
by Neil Spooner
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: FLY-INS
Topic: LAA Sywell 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3685

Re: LAA Sywell 2014

Great LAA rally this year......missed the Nippers though, only 3 there.
Wx was good, lovely to meet up with old faces and make new friends.
Paul, when do you finish this Chinese contract?
Neil
by Neil Spooner
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: G-CORD Rebuild
Replies: 40
Views: 16016

Re: G-CORD Rebuild

Hey Peter, how is the restoration going?
by Neil Spooner
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Nipper composite fuel tank
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Nipper composite fuel tank

Hi Jim, I would think that removing the rivets along the seam, cleaning the surfaces of the seam and using Proseal or equivalent ( https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1428927334-158-51&browse=misc&product=proseal ) would do the job. I am not sure what resins the original fue...
by Neil Spooner
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Replacing undercarriage suspension bands
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Replacing undercarriage suspension bands

Hi Sven,
Very interesting trestle design you have there......worth building into the two Nippers I have when I get around to doing them.
Neil

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