A new Nynja in the area

Blueadventures

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I just love seeing those hatches on your Ninja Mike.   That really makes it perfect.   Do you have a hanger at Palmyra these days?  I gave up the full size flying and don't have any plans to get back in to it at least any time soon but would love to visit and have a look at your machine with my RC glider flying buddy Steve.  He's a pom and only flown in a jumbo to come to Australia.
Sounds good. let me know a time that suits.
 

eightyknots

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I just love seeing those hatches on your Ninja Mike.   That really makes it perfect.   Do you have a hanger at Palmyra these days?  I gave up the full size flying and don't have any plans to get back in to it at least any time soon but would love to visit and have a look at your machine with my RC glider flying buddy Steve.  He's a pom and only flown in a jumbo to come to Australia.

Why did you give up full sized flying Winsor?
 

Blueadventures

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Finished the annual late last week and flew to the Whitsundays Saturday for the nice Runway Dinner they do.
At the annual I replaced the wing tank contents hose, lifted the nose wheel to allow dropping the nose wheel to give it a re-grease and fitted a throttle lock plus all the usual things that need doing. Then did a check fly on Thursday and loaded up for an overnight (Sat and Sun) to Shute Harbour airstrip for the Runway dinner they do. Being also my birthday it nice that they put on the occasion :) :) One of my presents was a propeller balance master from Daniel and I'll fit that in the next few weeks.

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Blueadventures

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Hi All after fitting the propeller balance master to the Rotax 912 and doing a short ground run the other day I flew an hour run yesterday. All good and I'm happy with the BM. I believe they are worth fitting. Need to re-tension prop bolts now after the run (Usual requirement one hour after refitting or re pitching the prop; as we know.) Also engine service due so will get that done as well in the next few days. Ran up to 5000 straight and level. All runs sweet. Air was ideal however the visibility was hazy with light rain and limited vis horizontal at times so had small patches to fly in. Did the 5000 runs in a clear patch. Cheers Mike

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Blueadventures

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Had the first fly of the spring season today and went to the beach. A good thing with the sand is you can assess how you go keeping the front wheel up after the mains are on. Fitted a new brake master cylinder kit and the brakes are back to 100%. Also gave the outside a good wax and polish so looks shiny again; will try and keep it there now. Had a cuppa with Bill on the forum, so a great morning fly all in all. And a Searay called in for a quick G'day. Cheers.

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microman

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I have an Alpi 200 Pioneer at present - lovely aircraft, but the rough strips I tend to use have given the U/C a hammering and its just not handling them. I'm looking at doing a Nynja kit sometime soon - it was a choice between the Nynja and the Savannah, but the shorter build time of the Nynja clinched it and I have previously built the early model which went together very well. Looks to me from the website that the kit is now much more complete. I am hoping that there is an option to cover the control surfaces in ceconite rather than dacron - is this possible? As far as performance goes - can I expect at least a 90 kt cruise with the 100hp Rotax? Looking at the pics above it appears that 90 kts should be ok at around 4800-5000 rpm?
 

Blueadventures

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I have an Alpi 200 Pioneer at present - lovely aircraft, but the rough strips I tend to use have given the U/C a hammering and its just not handling them. I'm looking at doing a Nynja kit sometime soon - it was a choice between the Nynja and the Savannah, but the shorter build time of the Nynja clinched it and I have previously built the early model which went together very well. Looks to me from the website that the kit is now much more complete. I am hoping that there is an option to cover the control surfaces in ceconite rather than dacron - is this possible? As far as performance goes - can I expect at least a 90 kt cruise with the 100hp Rotax? Looking at the pics above it appears that 90 kts should be ok at around 4800-5000 rpm?
Hi You will find the Nynja an excellent aircraft. Re build I put a fair bit on these thread, Scott has an excellent build log on his site. Re covering pay the extra for the Xlam wing covering; it's a smooth Teflon like feel, no need to uv protect. Re fuel tank there are 90 liter behind the seat and twin 52 liter wing tanks as options available via Greg the previous agent. Re speed you will get 93 kts at 5000 rim. Both Vince from Inverell and myself flew our Nynjas on a 2 hour plus leg in early August and got the same numbers.
Give me a pm with email and I'll send over some parts I sourced for the build. Egg throttle and chock cable. I would not bother with an electric elevator trim as the lever and bowden cable is precise to adjust.

I have 163 hours now and find it a great aircraft that gets 1000/min plus.

Great to hear about another getting built.

Cheers Mike
 

cscotthendry

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I have an Alpi 200 Pioneer at present - lovely aircraft, but the rough strips I tend to use have given the U/C a hammering and its just not handling them. I'm looking at doing a Nynja kit sometime soon - it was a choice between the Nynja and the Savannah, but the shorter build time of the Nynja clinched it and I have previously built the early model which went together very well. Looks to me from the website that the kit is now much more complete. I am hoping that there is an option to cover the control surfaces in ceconite rather than dacron - is this possible? As far as performance goes - can I expect at least a 90 kt cruise with the 100hp Rotax? Looking at the pics above it appears that 90 kts should be ok at around 4800-5000 rpm?
You will easily get 90kt cruise out of the Nynja even with the Dacron wings. The Dacron wing cover are not a drawback. They are VERY to install (and replace when needed) and don't reall create that much more drag than ceconite.
Greg Robertson always claimed to get 100kt cruise out of his Nynja, which I used to scoff at, but looking back on it now, it is certainly possible. I used to cruise my Nynja at 5,000 RPM and the rotax will sustain significantly higher than that for long periods. If you build one, ther are any number of people (including myself) to refer to for questions or assistance.
I miss my Nynja and would have it back if I could afford two airplanes.
 

DGL Fox

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Tried out the wheel jack I bought from Peter Anson and fitted an attachment unit for location under the Nynja's undercarriage. All worked a treat. The jack is a nice light piece of engineering by Peter Anson. The lift takes one arc movement and the lever is over centre retained in the raised position. Cheers

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The jacks look like the go, where can I get one of them mate?
David
 

Blueadventures

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Gunna have to come up your way one day Mike.. :)
David
Look forward to a catch up. Buying a hangar early in year kept me out of long distance tours for a varity of reasons. Next will be better. Have you seen the lunch at the Old Station flying club in early November. I'm getting there.
Cheers
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