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New Member also

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:02 am
by Ross
Hi all,
My name is Ross from Tasmania.
I am looking forward to flying my Nipper for the first time. I fitted a new Jab 80 hp engine.... then Covid struck. The Nipper is in Sydney Australia and I live in Tasmania Australia, so no travel allowed. I only need to do the weight and balance, then fly. I have seen this little rocket ship fly with a previous 115kg owner and I was amazed. I am a low hour pilot with about 80 hours in Jabirus, Foxbats, Skydarts and am building a scratch built seaplane/amphibian based on an Arion Lightning. I purchased the Nipper to give myself a break from building my other project ha... bit more work than I thought.
Ultimately I want to fly the Nipper from Sydney to Devonport Tasmania over Bass Strait following the islands about 500 NM as the crow flies maybe 600 NM the way I fly ha.
I would be pleased to hear from others for advice on flying this little beastie and any engineering problems I should look out for.
I have posted a couple of pics one with our dog "Biscuit" in the cockpit see Gallery, rego 28-842 Kind regards and I look forward to hearing from you.


Re: New Member also

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:20 am
by Neil Spooner
Hi Ross,
Welcome to the Nipper world, and I hope you are making good progress with your is it going?
For that ferry flight you are going to need some serious ferry tanks!