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Jim's 7/8th Scale Nieuport 11 Finished and Flying

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Over 4 long year since I purchased a partially plans built GL 7/8th scale Nieuport 11.

 

Here is the first day of flying testing at Watts Bridge , QLD

 

 

Cheers

 

Jim G

 

 

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Looks good, not too sure about that donk though!011_clap.gif.1a419e0bbf161730dc67def0cf6fdcf5.gif

 

 

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It looked and sounded awesome Jimbo... and climb.. holly sh!t.!!! I’ve never seen a Nieuport climb like that before.!!! Apart from that one circuit when you richened it up the engine sounded sweet all day

 

What I was so impressed with was... all take offs and landings were straight as a die... a very well behaved aircraft . The only disappointing thing about the day.. was you had to drive home and we couldn’t celebrate

 

Congratulations mate.!!

 

Bob

 

 

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It looked and sounded awesome Jimbo... and climb.. holly sh!t.!!! I’ve never seen a Nieuport climb like that before.!!! Apart from that one circuit when you richened it up the engine sounded sweet all dayWhat I was so impressed with was... all take offs and landings were straight as a die... a very well behaved aircraft . The only disappointing thing about the day.. was you had to drive home and we couldn’t celebrate

 

Congratulations mate.!!

 

Bob

I see the VW engine has a belt reduction fitted, allowing it to have a bigger prop than would be normal for a VW - thats why the climb rate is so good. Nieuports are noted for being a bit squirrelly on the ground due to the quite small rudder, but this one appears to be very stable. Good job!

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looks good Jim, is Kev still building the DR1?

Thanks FT , Kev is up to the covering and painting stage of his full scale DR1 .

I will be helping with the engine set up . He hopes to start ground running the engine in the next few months

 

cheers

 

Jim G

 

 

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Is that a 3 bladed prop I see?

Hey Pete , I was hoping no one would notice ! , I'm carving my own prop 80X47,not quite finished yet and was keen to get flying so I just put a Powerfin on .

cheers

 

JG

 

 

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Thanks All for those replies and well wishes...most appreciated.

 

I'm very surprised at how well the Nieuport flies straight out of the box , although I must confess I had the benefit of years of experience and testing the

 

guys in america have done . So I implemented most of the changes they had discovered and it all seems to tame it nicely.

 

cheers

 

Jim G

 

 

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How many rpm is that engine doing in take off?

Hi Pete , the engine is doing 4700 rpm at full power climbing and at 4200 rpm I have about 62 knts in level flight.

 

cheers

 

Jim G

 

 

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Hi Pete , the engine is doing 4700 rpm at full power climbing and at 4200 rpm I have about 62 knts in level flight.cheers

 

Jim G

I thought the vw engines were ment to rev lower then that( 3400-3800)? Will your new prop lower the rpm?

Very nice plane by the way. A real credit to you

 

 

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I thought the vw engines were ment to rev lower then that( 3400-3800)?

Thanks Pete , the new prop may take a few rpm off it but i would still expect it to be 4K+ . The valve train and reciprocating components will do this easily ,

even the inlet port doesn't reach peak velocity till mid 5K with the 458cc cylinders . The biggest challenge is dealing with the lack of cooling fin area.

 

cheers

 

JimG

 

 

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Not sure what the Noon patrol have done there . Can you refer me to a link or article please.

 

cheers

 

Jim G

 

 

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Thanks Pete , I am keen learn about successful VW cooling set ups.

 

Cheers

 

Jim G

 

 

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Who was the plans designer?

Canadian Graham Lee is the plans designer , he passed away a few years ago and his son Michael runs the website and sells the plans.

cheers

 

Jim G

 

 

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