CSCameron

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About CSCameron

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  1. CSCameron added a post in a topic Carbon fiber spars   

    Carbon Fiber vs. Aluminum you'd save 40-50% in weight and it would be stronger too. Of course, it would be a lot more expensive...
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  2. CSCameron added a post in a topic Anybody have a c box for sale   

    There is a guy selling a couple of Rotax C gearboxes on the Yamaha Aircraft Conversions Facebook page...
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/164864990778457/
    Scroll down a ways...
    Clark
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  3. CSCameron added a post in a topic Take off from my house /landing on gravel bar   

    Nice! Where are you located?
    Clark
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  4. CSCameron added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    Heck, I'd be happy if they could beef up and balance the internals, stick a turbo on the Apex motor and tune it for 180hp continuous. I'd be elated if they could do that for 15-20k plus motor.
    I'm not sure what they have to do to get the APEX to 300hp? Perhaps they're having to do a lot of machining on the block to get bigger pistons in there? I don't think they have to weld the crank like they do on the Rotax? Also, the Rotax doesn't come with fuel injection or a turbo so they are adding both of those as well as a big bore kit. I think the 154hp is good for the standard one minute and it drops back to 135hp continuous?
    It will be very interesting to see how the APEX performs at 300hp and where the continuous output ends up. I hope it does well on both counts. I know many folks are sitting on the sidelines watching in great anticipation...
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  5. CSCameron added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    Not sure why it would be that expensive considering you're starting with a 3-5K Apex engine? Edge Performance gets about 33k for their 154hp 912 turbo/FI motor. That's starting with a brand new crate 912 motor for ~20k. And they have to take it apart and do all the internals the same way...
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  6. CSCameron added a post in a topic Yamaha Apex Skytrax Adapters   

    I contacted GNS about their engines almost a year ago, Once he found out I was considering it for an airplane he hung up. I called him back and he explained he wants nothing to do with airplanes, doesn't want the liability. He is a pilot himself. He clammed up about even talking about it once he knew it was for a plane. Too bad, he has a lot of knowledge about the Yamaha engines and would be a good resource.
    Yes, he pumps those Yamaha motors up to some incredible HP for sure.
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  7. CSCameron added a post in a topic Flight to the D-Day beaches   

    Sounds like a great flight! Do you have any pics or video of the beaches from the air?
    Clark
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  8. CSCameron added a post in a topic Global Warming Hype   

    Amen!
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  9. CSCameron added a post in a topic first off airport landing   

    LOL! Awesome! Looks great. I can feel the smile on your face...
    Clark
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  10. CSCameron added a post in a topic A little kitfox flying   

    Nice! Looks great!
    Clark
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  11. CSCameron added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Excellent! Thanks for the update.
    Clark
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  12. CSCameron added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Any flight reports on the new gearbox yet?
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  13. CSCameron added a post in a topic BIG NEWS AGAIN - Avid TurboProp   

    I think they said 12 gals/hr
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  14. CSCameron added a post in a topic Sea Foam in wing tanks OK?   

    Thanks for posting, interesting findings.
    Clark
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  15. CSCameron added a post in a topic Well I'm back..... Video shows importance of pre flights   

    Glad you made it back ok. That could have gone a lot worse. Thanks for posting, it's always a good reminder.
    Clark
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