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by John Austin
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Jabiru engined Nipper, Throttle arrangement.
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Jabiru engined Nipper, Throttle arrangement.

Thanks Kevin

Do you still own the Nipper?
by John Austin
Sat May 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Jabiru engined Nipper, Throttle arrangement.
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Jabiru engined Nipper, Throttle arrangement.

Hello

If anybody has a Jabiru engined Nipper, would you mind sending me some pictures of the Throttle arrangement?

Thanks

John
by John Austin
Tue May 15, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Fuselage Frame Fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

Fuselage Frame Fabric

Hello I'm about to re-cover the fuselage frame of my Tipsy Nipper. I've been advised to use Stits Poly-Fiber. Does anybody have any experience of this? I can only find one supplier, Aircraft Coverings Ltd. in Somerset. Has anybody had any dealings with them? Any advice would be very welcome as this ...
by John Austin
Sun May 21, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Tipsy Nipper Cowling
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

Tipsy Nipper Cowling

Hello

I'm replacing the VW engine in my Tipsy Nipper with a Jabiru engine. I'm looking for an engine mount and a cowling or mould. If anybody has one or the other, or both for sale, please get in touch.

07941876390

John
by John Austin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW Inverted Fuel and Oil System
Replies: 2
Views: 2473

VW Inverted Fuel and Oil System

Hello Does anybody have any experience of modifying a VW aero engine to run inverted? I'm looking into fitting inverted fuel and oil to my Tipsy Nipper. I'm planning to fit a Rotec carburettor and flop tube to sort out the fuel but I don't know much about modifiying the oil system. Any advice would ...
by John Austin
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Propellor Bolt Torques
Replies: 4
Views: 3521

Propellor Bolt Torques

Hello I have a Tipsy Nipper with a 1835cc VW engine and Chris Lodge Propeller. The prop has taken some damage so I'm going to take it off and send it away for refurbishment. Does anybody know what the bolt torque settings should be, what the bolt tightening sequence is and where I might but a set of...
by John Austin
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: VW 1834 RPM increase with Carb Heat on.
Replies: 5
Views: 3298

VW 1834 RPM increase with Carb Heat on.

I have a Tipsy Nipper with a VW1834 engine and Zenith Stromberg CD150 carburettor. I've been having some problems with the engine lately as follows: 1. Sudden application of throttle causes rough running and power loss (didn't used to). 2. Engine rpm (any setting) increases with application of carb ...
by John Austin
Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Clevis Pins
Replies: 4
Views: 3218

Thanks for all your advice, I'll give SP4Y pins a go when the weather warms up a bit and I can get to the airfield!
by John Austin
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Clevis Pins
Replies: 4
Views: 3218

Clevis Pins

My Tipsy Nipper has just been through its permit and has had an 'advisery' to ream/drill out the control surface hinges and replace the 3/16" dia clevis pins with 5mm dia pins. Does anybody know where I might source some 5mm pins of an equivalent material to the originals? I've tried to look up the ...
by John Austin
Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: VW Cylinder Head Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2982

VW Cylinder Head Wanted

Does anybody have a twin port VW 1834 cylinder head for sale?
by John Austin
Sat May 29, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Homebuilt Tipsy Nipper
Replies: 24
Views: 20244

Hello Mark I've just bought a set of Nipper plans from NK&C and I'm planning to start building a Nipper as soon as I can sort out the fuselage situation. NK&C is in the process of being sold and I've been assured that the new owners will be able to supply fuselages (presumably built to order). Would...