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by Bumblebee Girl
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Hand swinging a Nipper
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Hand swinging a Nipper

Thanks Jim: I’d be interested to read your article.

Yes, the chocks are far too small; they came with the aeroplane but I discarded them long ago! I’m also leaning in to the propeller….

No Leburg ignition on JE, but I have a primer which seems to do the trick.

Kate
by Bumblebee Girl
Tue Aug 30, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Hand swinging a Nipper
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Hand swinging a Nipper

I’ve recently moved to a new airfield and now have to swing my Nipper myself, although always with the help of someone to pull out the chocks and control the throttle. I always treat the propeller as live and even after 22 years, am very cautious. Too many Nippers have jumped their chocks and run aw...
by Bumblebee Girl
Mon Aug 29, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: ZS-UDT double camera
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: ZS-UDT double camera

Great news, Sven! :D
by Bumblebee Girl
Sun Aug 21, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Racing Nipper…
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Racing Nipper…

I’ve finally found a colour photo of my Nipper taken at Blackbushe in 1972, before its current colour scheme. Looks like it raced too! This diminutive aircraft never ceases to amaze me. And bring me joy….
by Bumblebee Girl
Mon May 30, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: G-VICA
Replies: 0
Views: 258

G-VICA

Seen at North Weald, on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/northwealdairfield/ https://scontent.fman2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/285167799_4921316111329142_4503928915128890148_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=tUH4tvbFJdcAX8BMyvK&_nc_ht=scontent.fman2-1.f...
by Bumblebee Girl
Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Eddsfield
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Eddsfield

Lovely fly out to Eddsfield today where the Bee blends in perfectly with the rape seed. :D
by Bumblebee Girl
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: Sunset ZS-UDT
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Sunset ZS-UDT

:D :D :D
by Bumblebee Girl
Sun Apr 03, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Buzzing about…
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Buzzing about…

Great flying day today with my chums. :D
by Bumblebee Girl
Fri Apr 01, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: First Photo…
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: First Photo…

You fell in love at an early age, Jim. Here are some already: all different colour schemes! Black and white one is date and location unknown…I’ll send through more as they arrive…
by Bumblebee Girl
Fri Apr 01, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: First Photo…
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: First Photo…

Hi Jim Someone posted the photo on Facebook, under Vintage & Classic aircraft. So I’ve asked the group to see if they can find an early photo of your Nipper and I’ll let you know what they come up with. I think that it’s sometimes photographers who have lots of archive photos; I’d never have fou...
by Bumblebee Girl
Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: First Photo…
Replies: 4
Views: 662

First Photo…

This is the first photo I can find of my Nipper taken at Booker on 25 May 1969. I believe the original colours were red and white.
by Bumblebee Girl
Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Nipper King
Replies: 0
Views: 299

Nipper King

Great to meet up with my very good friend, Ken Davies, at Full Sutton today. The expert in all things Nipper!
by Bumblebee Girl
Sun Feb 20, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: THE AIRCRAFT
Topic: Now and then…
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: Now and then…

Hi Jim

Yes, that’s the reason. I’ve never changed the exhaust configuration and have never encountered any issues. If it ain’t broke etc etc!

Kate
by Bumblebee Girl
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHS
Topic: Sunset ZS-UDT
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Sunset ZS-UDT

Looking good!
by Bumblebee Girl
Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: THE AIRCRAFT
Topic: Now and then…
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Now and then…

The Bee, complete with smiley face at Cranfield in 1998 and without, at Sywell in 2019. I will have owned ‘JE for 22 years on 5 March.

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