Yamma-Fox

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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 Tiny Tach problems   

    I tried 4.  3 different brands.  No luck.
    Now I'm mounting a prop tach that reads a small magnet on the prop flange.  Hopefully my luck will improve.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01FQMI18Y?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
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  2. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic for sale^ belt drives for ROTAX, HONDA, Suzuki, Yamaha etc. conversions/   

    Yes please join our Yamaha Aircraft Conversions Facebook group.  There are 4k members there that would be interested in your offering and we have two highly reputable sources for engine packages.
    There you also may find a volunteer to work with for testing a prototype. 
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  3. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic for sale^ belt drives for ROTAX, HONDA, Suzuki, Yamaha etc. conversions/   

    Ok thanks for the info.  Please post up here or over in the Yamaha Aircraft Conversions Facebook Group when you have a redrive built for a Yamaha (Apex, RX-1, Phazer, Nytro/Vector/Sidewinder)
    I know that there is demand for higher ratio options (below 2.62:1) for the short prop / high prop RPM builders.
    It looks like your experience with belt drives would make the conversion for a Yamaha a pretty easy endeavor and your prices are very reasonable.  It really comes down to proof of theory, which you are confident in, but for buyers 95% of them would want to SEE it proven. 
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  4. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic for sale^ belt drives for ROTAX, HONDA, Suzuki, Yamaha etc. conversions/   

    Thanks, yes I was mostly wondering if you have fitted a belt drive on a Yamaha, tested it, and flown it for a period of time.
    Or are you proposing a new prototype build to be tested by the buyer? 
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  5. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic for sale^ belt drives for ROTAX, HONDA, Suzuki, Yamaha etc. conversions/   

    Have you developed and tested a belt drive for a yamaha yet?  
    Or would that be a custom job. 
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  6. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Rotax 582 power loss diagnosis   

    FWIW here's a pic and description of how I did mine:
     


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  7. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Rotax 582 power loss diagnosis   

    You cannot push through some pulse pumps so check on that.
    My setup on the carbed yamaha is parralel with a check valve to prevent backflow. 
    Works well but when they are both pumping I see about 6psi which my carbs are holding back fine but I'm not sure what the limit is on the Bing. 
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  8. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Cessna 120 down, might have to sell Avid:(   

    Yeah not a cheap proposition, but considering the risk they are taking with the helicopter I think it makes sense.
     
    I got away a little luckier when my Dad flipped our KF2 on the water.  It was in a location where we could hook a line to a tow truck and pull the tail over.



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  9. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Rotax 582 power loss diagnosis   

    I'd replace the pulse pump.  I've had em be intermittent with those same symptoms.  Also maybe add an electric boost pump to double down on redundancy. 
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  10. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Cessna 120 down, might have to sell Avid:(   

    Damn...   Sorry about that mishap Tony.  Crap.
    Sure hope that you might change your plans and stick with the Avid!  Rick's Yamaha sure will be a mega performer in that thing!
    Oh and if you don't mind, what did the helicopter ride cost you?  I am self insured myself and wonder what that might cost me if I ever needed a lift. 
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  11. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic OSH AirVenture 2020 CANCELLED   

    Yeah I've only been there once myself, would like to go back someday but I'm pretty antisocial so I don't need that end of it, and it feels like shopping at Land's End when I'm really more of a thrift store kind of guy.  
    Or put in another way, I found it a bit like Disney World where at the end of the day you have blisters on both your feet and your forehead and you've only "done" 10% of it LOL
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  12. Yamma-Fox added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    OSH AirVenture 2020 CANCELLED
    We Don’t Gamble, We Need A Sure Thing
    AirVenture 2020 is officially canceled

    My fellow EAA’rs. It is May here in Wisconsin, and unfortunately like many of you across the country, we are still under a stay at home order through May 26. Normally, this is the month when we start our preflight planning for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. By this time, we should have begun ramping up our entire site in preparation for our July convention. Volunteers from across the country and world would have descended on Oshkosh. Together they would have formed work parties, our suppliers would begin start setting up tents and infrastructure. Our EAA staff would be printing wrist bands, campers guides, programs and an assortment of EAA collateral as full-on AirVenture execution begins.

    But because of circumstances beyond our control, none of this can happen now. We cannot even get to the hangar so our preflight is left to watching the prog charts. While this certainly makes the ability to prepare for the event a scheduling problem, it does not preclude the bigger issue of predicting what will be the health guidelines in July. Right now, there are three phases that have been defined in Wisconsin as the recommended procedures. As I write this, we are not in Phase 1 yet. Phase 2 restricts gatherings to 50 people. Phase 3 allows for mass gathering with restrictions.

    Our convention attracts EAA members not only from the U.S. but around the world. Today we cannot predict when we will be at a point that our event meets the all clear Phase 3 milestone for mass gathering with restrictions. As your leader, I see no clear path to meet our own requirements to insure the health and safety expectations our organization demands for our employees, members, volunteers, exhibitors and attendees. That includes sanitization, separation and personal protection requirements.

    My conclusion is, like in any good flight planning, don’t take the risk. Therefore, I have no choice but to cancel AirVenture 2020. Together, we can come back stronger, safer and ready for AirVenture 2021 and create a memorable world class aviation event. Because of our dedicated and enthusiastic EAA members, our Association is strong. We know that at some point this storm will pass. And over the next 12 months we will continue to support all of you as we again, together, grow EAA in the Spirit of Aviation.

    Respectfully,

    Jack J. Pelton
    Experimental Aircraft Association
    CEO and Chairman of the Board
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  13. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Wanting to buy Kitfox round cowl   

    Hopefully no-one starts an AvidFoxFlyers FB group.
    It would just dillute what we have here and I think it sucks to have multiple places to check in on.
    The Kitfox FB group has really taken a whack out of TKF for sure.
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  14. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Wanting to buy Kitfox round cowl   

    Join up Facebook under an alias Jim!  Try a name like "One Avid Flyer".  Then join our group and you can see Bryan's many build posts and pics, and tons of other info. 


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  15. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Wanting to buy Kitfox round cowl   

    Here's a pic of Bryan Dacus's KF4 short round cowl with Skytrax Apex
    It is definitely crammed in there, the prop is nice and high but not centered in the opening, but it goes to show that it can be done.
     

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