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Nippers in the South East?

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:00 pm
by TCC
Hi I am interested in the type and looking for my first aircraft and a good stable mate for my father's RV7.

The nipper seams to ticks quite a few boxes in terms of a cheap to operate fun aircraft, suitable for a newly qualified pilot, though to-date I have not really looked at one close up in terms of considering ownership and operating.

Are there any enthusists in the South East who would not mind me having a closer look at their aircraft and a general chat at some point?
Thanks,
Tom

Re: Nippers in the South East?

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:51 am
by pilotmark65
Hi Tom,

I'm new to " Nippering" too. Your Welcome to come and see if you fit in the aircraft and peruse the extensive history file and assorted Tech Manuals that came with mine.
I'm unaware of your S.E. England location but here's mine:
Currently based (temporarily) at North Weald in Essex if you are up for a flying visit let me know here.
regards, Mark

Re: Nippers in the South East?

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:45 pm
by TCC
Hi Mark,
Thanks for the reply, I have sent you a PM or at least I have tried to.
Would be great to fly in and have a look at your nipper at some point when the weather allows.
Tom

Re: Nippers in the South East?

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:37 am
by Neil Spooner
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 are lifted you are more than welcome.
Best wishes,
Neil

Re: Nippers in the South East?

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:21 pm
by Andyg176
Hi all, I'm yet another new to 'nippering' member and from Essex. I've thought about owning a nipper on and off since I got my PPL back in the early seventies. My big question is this, the prototype Nipper OO-NIP sn01 had an open cockpit and low back, is there any reason why a nipper could not be configured like that now? Since the late eighties I've been flying single seat open cockpit microlights and miss the breeze in my face.

Re: Nippers in the South East?

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:21 am
by Neil Spooner
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 past a "bubble" canopy was made which was wider than the original, this too created problems.
Neil

Re: Nippers in the South East?

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 1:18 pm
by TCC
Hi Neil not been on forum for awhile so just seen your reply, I will send you a PM.
Tom