Yamma-Fox

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About Yamma-Fox

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  • Birthday 08/23/1973

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  • Location Nevis, MN

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  1. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Where is that emergency checklist when you need it?   

    Yeah and that's why I should put my ear plugs in and not talk to anyone when I'm swinging wings and hooking up flaperons..
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  2. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Wing extensions DIY   

    The procedure on making  the KF extensions is virtually identical to general wing building in the assembly manual except for the stub inserts.  So if you can find an Avid wing assembly manual section I'd think you'd do good with that.
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  3. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Wing extensions DIY   

    Here's pics of the spar insert KF uses and the plans page for the 2 rib quick change option.
    I am going to make it permanently a longer wing so I wont be using the drawbolt assembly or the 9A rib listed in the plans...  just gonna rivet the new tip in permanently.


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  4. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Wing extensions DIY   

    Yep you've named everything that comes in th KF kit I bought.  My kit adds 1.5ft per wing which is one bay, so only 1 rib is needed per side.  If you wanted to go with the KF idea of quick change extensions then you'd need two ribs per side and they use a "draw bar" with a nut to hold the extensions on.
    Also (with the KF) the flaperons are left at the short wing length and are not extended.  If you look at any std config long wing KF you'll notice that the flaperons dont extend to the end of the wings.
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  5. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic low fuel warning device for Avids with 2 1/2" header tank   

    Looks good.  Much like the one KF sells that I put in.
    Had mine go off once when I still had 4 gall of wing gas left but was flying with that wing low for a period of time (fuel sloshed away from tank outlet).. The warning horn mighta saved me from a possible fuel starvation when I thought I was doing good.
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  6. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic STOL pilot's competition in Mn this weekend   

    Yeah yeah yeah!  We've done this arm wrestling  before .   No way to settle it but you are sure right on some points:  Any avg pilot can take off in 6ft with the right plane, power, and headwind.  And also these guys are recreational pilots..  and not Bush Pilots, who deserve their own respect on different levels.
    But there are some pretty good displays (yep YouTube displays) of backcountry landings by these "pretty boys" that deserve a nod for superb aviating, and anyone that can consistently land in a 6ft box and hammer the brakes to a stop with the prop tickling the ground also deserves a bit more credit than you're offering...  IMHO  
    STOL is but a competition. Bush flying certainly has more depth.  But in the frame of STOL competition these guys have the record to prove their place.  Anyone out there is invited to come take it from them.  Some guys out there could, and watching that showdown sure would be fun to see!

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  7. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic STOL pilot's competition in Mn this weekend   

    Yep, no pics but it was really laid back and quiet (which I like!).  I got there late and missed the competition flying but had a better time sitting under the wing of Steve's plane for an hour or so "shootin the shit" with him and Jason Busat as Hal Stockman ran the pattern practicing up for the next day's finals.
    Three of the best STOL guys on the planet, right here in little old BRD MN.  Sure wish everyone in this game were as down to earth and humble as those guys!!
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  8. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Unrecognized Stall   

    Yep, I know that I am most vulnerable when I'm focused out the window at something...
    I find my airspeed is out of range and often times so is the ball..   perfect setup.
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  9. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic STOL pilot's competition in Mn this weekend   

    Here's where I can brag a little and tell you that I flew Steves current competition plane 2 years back...   buuut yeah for only for about 45 seconds at 1000ft... and it was when he was running the 150 HP NA Apex so it was merely impressive and not insane.
    The best part of course was the part where Steve was doing the flying and showing me the "edges of the envelope" that I never dared flirt with in a plane before!
    That ride surely ranks on the top of the memorable aviation experiences for me!
    Sure hope I can break away for a day here and head to BRD to see his 400HP Turbo Yamaha rip around!!
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  10. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Dumb stunt....   

    Dang, thought it was just me that gets into shitty deals lile this..  sorry to hear that you caught a little of my "Red Green fail" syndrome.
    Thanks for posting because I sure could have found myself squeezing the air gun trigger too. 
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  11. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Painting the cowl..   

    That makes two of us!
    But it must be the floating part of it, because I think it loses some visual appeal when its on the ice.
    Below is a snow pic that shows that "duck out of water" look.  Thisi s the pic I photoshopped to see if I like the plan for the cowl paint pattern.
     
     
     

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  12. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Painting the cowl..   

    Ok Jim, now we can BOTH head to those fly-ins together 
    The purple trim is a little off so I think I'll have to go to a paint shop and get a better custom match and go over it again, but dang I am otherwise really happy with my first attempt at paint...   at least way better than the "before pic" 
     



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  13. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic Apex wiring   

    Yep i like the c box and the option for the rk400, so id go that route.  Contact Ben Kairys over in the FB group for that adapter, Ian Bange for the wire harness, and William Langford if you need the mount and header.
     
     
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  14. Yamma-Fox added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Painting the cowl..
    Look what made it into my "paint booth" today!  Like the engine mount this project was one of those that I dreaded and procrastinated over... but I found both projects extremely satisfying and even "fun" once I dug in and tackled them.
    Base color is done (Poly Tone Juneau White) and it turned out WAY above my expectations..   not due to my first time talent LOL.. mostly due to how forgiving the Poly Tone is to spray, even through my cheap HVLP gun.
    Trim color to go next:
     
     

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  15. Yamma-Fox added a post in a topic It's terminal. The dream is dead.   

    It also reminds me of the cracked frame on my 5th wheel that started coming apart 1000 miles from home last month.
    First welder I talked with said he wouldn't touch it for 5 reasons and recommended that I put it on a flatbed and have it hauled home.
    Next welder across town said "Oh yeah, I've seen em worse".   In a few hours we were back on the road and back home now the repair is holding well and engineered better than it was originally. 
    Funny how your spirits are effected by a negative outside opinion sometimes... and visa-versa 
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