Tipsy S2 plans

oscar bailey
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Tipsy S2 plans

Postby oscar bailey » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:24 pm

I need help to find Tipsy S2 plans, also previous/current owners of Tipsy S2's. I may want to build one. I'm in the desert in Western U.S., Nevada, a great place to fly small homebuilts, models, and sailplanes. I also would like information about flying wing sailplanes.

Thank you
Oscar Bailey
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Mina, Nevada, 89422

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Location: Belgium

Re: Tipsy S2 plans

Postby Mr.Tipsy » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:31 am

There are only 2 S.2's left in the world.

One in Sweden and one in Brussels. As far as I know there are no plans left.

Some years ago we were planning to built a replica those were abandoned.

What flying wing do you mean? The Fauvel AV.36? we also have two of those at Antwerpen (in unairworthy condition)

oscar bailey
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Re: Tipsy S2 plans

Postby oscar bailey » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:46 pm

Thank you for your reply. I'm surprised that the Tipsy S2 didn't have more interest.
I'm now interested in flying wing sailplanes. There is a good one here, the Pioneer II. Easy to build and fly. If anyone is interested, the information is on the internet or email me.
Thanks again

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Re: Tipsy S2 plans

Postby brithorby » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:21 pm

If your interest in the Tipsy S2 remains Oscar, I have needed to collect data, pics etc on pre-war Tipsy aircraft as part of a book I have just written on Douglas Light Aero Engines
which powered some of these machines.The Aero Douglas 750 twin powered the prototype ,although other engines were tried. Later S2 aircraft had, among others, the Aero Engines Ltd Sprite 804cc motor,which has twin magnetos and other more aviation friendly features.
(the Brussels machine has a Sprite II ). The Tipsy is of particular interest to me because there was the rare case of the same factory at Kingswood, Bristol, of Aero engines Ltd (successors to Douglas on same site ) producing not only the Engine (Sprite 1 & II ), but a series of 6 out of a planned batch of 9 airframes,under licence.I thought it useful to include a Chapter on competitive engines to Douglas/A.E.Ltd, so there are details of the other engines to power the Tipsy, such as the Sarolea also made in Belgium. I can send you the three-view
etc that I drew for the book,if you wish.

Best wishes
Brian Thorby

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