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About Yamma-Fox

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  • Birthday 08/23/1973

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  1. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Hello from central Minnesota   

    Dang, no not able to make it to Anoka...  but hopefully you can swing up north sometime and put another set of eyes on my work!
    Also, Matt Plante (Yam FB group) over in Stacy is halfway done with his Wild West Highlander.  His FWF Apex is coming from Steve sometime later this year.
    So if you're looking to see how to do a Yamaha the right way, that'd be the one to look at! 
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  2. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Hello from central Minnesota   

    Nevis MN for me...  your other brother Brett. 
    You nearby?
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  3. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Luga Propellers   

    Good thing is:   Now you got someone to  blame (me) if you are the first one that doesn't like it!   LOL 
    I'm not worried... I'm an expert at taking the blame for everything, but am sure you'll love it at first sight and first flight! 

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  4. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Throwback to 1992   

    Good comeback!

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  5. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Throwback to 1992   

    This is great!   I've been looking for  an 83' Blazer.  I tried texting that number there but he's not responding...
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  6. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Luga Propellers   

    Hey Fred.   I havent flown my Luga yet but did the same upgrade from a 72" warp, so FWIW my answer was "Go".
    And I've been in contact with a few people who have gone with Luga and I sure haven't heard anyone say they regretted it.
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  7. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    I'd feel pretty good about buying and owning something that nice.
    Can't imagine how satisfying it would be to have actaully MADE it!!
    Congrats Buddy!
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  8. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Selling aircraft/widow's liability   

    Not a lawyer here, but if the plane is not current on the CI then I think the next person that signs the CI takes a lot of responsibility.
    That is how it works with certified annuals and the AP / IA's carry insurance for it.... which sucks for all of us and I am in 1000% agreement with flywise on the tort reform subject!
    I haven't seen the EAA liability release but I bet it claims the seller provides no guarantees and calls for a thorough qualified inspection by the buyer before flying.
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  9. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Hello from Ontario Canada   

    Hey Tony!
    Western or eastern Ontario?
    N central MN for me.
    And yeah I agree on the model 4 and above.  I had a 2 but it was really a 2 stroke only plane.  Ill get chewed out by a lot guys here for being anti 2 stroke (lol!) but after the motor seized on my KF2, after I watched another sieze after liftoff on a powered parachute, and after 6 others gave out on me and riding mates while out on the snow.....   I'm personally done with them! 
    They work well for people who they work well for, but for me they leave me puckering the whole time!  Guess I never developed that "art" of flying behind a 2 smoke!
    So by my way of thinking, the KF 4 is a great option since it has more viable 4 stroke options, and I chose a model 5 to have a few hundred pounds more useful load.
    Welcome here!   And good luck with your search!
    (OK 2 stroke guys....  come tear me up now...)   
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  10. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Watch the plane crash   

    I thought I had poor ADM skills.
    Now I feel better about myself.
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  11. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Sealing header joints - ideas?   

    Yeah My plan right now is to build off the head with individual flange plates welded to 45 deg bent tubes (1.5" aluminized steel).  Each of those will connect to a Yamaha R-1 titanium motorcycle header which has a 4 to 1 collector with a 3 inch outlet.
    So my joints are:
    At the head / exhaust flange where I plan to use a thick "crush to seal" type automotive gasket:
    The next joint (4 of them) is the 45 deg bent pipes to motorcycle header where I hope to fit some 1.5" donut type gaskets.  I plan to fit those by sleeving the 1.5 into the header a short bit and spring fitting them together to allow a little wiggle and expansion room. 
    The remaining joints are from the header outlet to the muffler and post muffler to a 90 deg outlet out the cowl.
    With all of those joints I think I'll find some with small leaks at am looking for a "rtv like" soft gasket material to help seal things up tight.
    Just not sure what product would be best...
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  12. Yamma-Fox added a topic in Technical tasks   

    Sealing header joints - ideas?
    I am formulating my plan for fabricating a header for my Yamaha but no matter which way I look at doing it I see a need to make gaskets and likely use some soft type compound to fill small gaps since I assume I will have a bit of warping after welding.
    My "A" plan right now also includes slip joints that will need some flexible material to seal them up a bit as well.
    In snowmos I have simply used the highest temperature rtv to stop header leaks and even build temporary gaskets on the trail.  It held up well even though it is listed for only 700 deg F.
    I assume there is a better product.
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  13. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Back in the air!   

    This time next year hopefully we can meet up on the snow.  Call out Larry and Bandit to come hop some N. MN lakes with us!
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  14. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic My mk4   

    We all get some periods where we get stuck in nuetral on these projects!   I had a good excuse over the frigid months, but have had nice days lately and just too much other stuff going on to dig back in myself.
    As far as lights, I think I'm gonna try the adsb wingtip solution:
    And im gonna replace my nose light with something like this:
    At 72w total, and with the rx1 stator putting out about 400w, there is ample power available so I plan to run the nose lights full time for visibility.
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  15. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic MK IV Build in PA   

    Yeah mine was quite the conversation piece when I brought it into my wife's garage stall unannounced one day!!
    Soon thereafter I found my new parking spot outside when my wifes car somehow kept getting parked in the other stall (that I thought was mine!)
    But  with that plane in your basement you are taking this aviation disease to a whole new level!!  Maybe I'll show that to my wife and try and explain how lucky she is! LOL 
    Anyway, all kidding aside, looking forward to watching your project progress!
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