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New owner of G-NIPS

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:56 pm
by Steamie1
Hi! gang,

I have purchased G-NIPS and look forward to flying it more down in Cornwall.

Like to get in contact with David Shrimpton as I think he is the closest with a nipper, be good to fly up and see David and Margret.

I've only done the ferry flight, so more to come later.

All the best,


Re: New owner of G-NIPS

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:13 pm
by Bumblebee Girl
Hi Lloyd

Welcome to the Forum and to the world of Nippering. :lol:

Best wishes


Re: New owner of G-NIPS

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:51 pm
by Neil Spooner
Welcome to the "Nipper Grin"! Such fun behind a VW.......Look forward to hearing more about your adventures.

Re:Another New owner of G-NIPS!

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:05 am
by pilotmark65
Hi All,

(yes in the last Century) I worked, as a 16 year old spotty youth at Elstree for the" Airtouring" shop owned by
one Robert (Bob) Pooley.
At that time Bob was the owner of 2 Nippers. G-AVKH from memory was one of them. I used to push them around the hangar and display them outside the shop on a Saturday. They never failed to get attention-I was totally enamoured by this diminutive marvel and vowed one day to own and fly one myself.
So,after waiting only 49 years, I have just purchase G-NIPS.from Mr. Lloyd Edwards. A lovely friendly and helpful seller.
surely Lloyd is the record holder for the shortest ownership in Nipper history less than 3 months I gather!
I hope to attend Rallys ,Fly-ins, Farm strips, etc. and meet many of you as the season unfolds.

Mark G

Re: New owner of G-NIPS

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:32 am
by Neil Spooner
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!

Re: New owner of G-NIPS

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:59 am
by pilotmark65
Thank you Neil for the welcome message.
I'm currently operating out of North Weald. I note your not too far away from me.
I look forward to meeting up with you at some point.
I've only managed to get airborne once since purchasing G-Nips...The Grin is developing slowly!!
I am sure once the rudder pedals are sorted I will be far happier.


Re: New owner of G-NIPS

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:53 am
by Neil Spooner
If it’s the extended rudder pedals you are doing you can copy my mod if you like.

Re: New owner of G-NIPS

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:00 pm
by pilotmark65
Thank you Neil - very Kind of You...
I have spoken to Paul Grellier about doing this job for me.
I imagine that he is familiar with your mod. Or is there a significant difference?
My knees are wedged up under the spar preventing full deflection!

I'm 6ft. in ( old money) -plenty of headroom but its just those pedals.

Kind Regards,
Mark G

Re: New owner of G-NIPS

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:42 pm
by Neil Spooner
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 be one inspection) for disturbed controls, your inspector will need to sign off the log books.
Is the Nipper at N Weald?
Have you applied for the mod yet?
Just a thought....have you looked at adjusting the length of the rudder cables? It may give you the leg room you need without doing a “mod”. You need to ensure full & free rudder operation.