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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby MN Snowy1 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:17 pm

Hey guys, I'm an admin on the Yamaha Aircraft Conversions Facebook group (I go by "Anatoli") and gotta agree: I'm not really a fan of Facebook either! My account is an alias where I hide away from everything FB is about... except for getting together with fellow Yamaha enthusiasts.

And I am guessing that Steve was faced with a choice on his main social media outlet it he appears to have chosen FB as that place. Certainly it would be tough to keep up in multiple places online and still get out to fly alot, work in the shop, and do all the other things in life!

As far as my thanks to Steve; Really all that I have done along the lines of choosing Yamaha and managing the group have been "in the footsteps" of Steve and his pioneering effort in the Yamaha. Without him I wouldn't have one on the nose of my plane, and wouldn't be offering my free time hobby of helping others learn more about Yamaha.

So once again: THANKS STEVE! And for those of us who want to keep up with what he is up to, it looks like FB is the place to go. Wild West has a page, there is a Just Aircraft group, Steve and Cathy have their personal pages, our group keeps in close contact with him as do others. On FB you can join, friend, and subscribe to all those pages.. and get notifications and updates for all coming into one app. Of all the things I like and dislike about FB, that "cross connected - instant in touch" nature of it is where it stands out... for better and worse! :wink:
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby SheepdogRD » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:02 pm

MN Snowy1 wrote:... I am guessing that Steve was faced with a choice on his main social media outlet it he appears to have chosen FB as that place. Certainly it would be tough to keep up in multiple places online and still get out to fly alot, work in the shop, and do all the other things in life!

... for those of us who want to keep up with what he is up to, it looks like FB is the place to go. Wild West has a page, there is a Just Aircraft group, Steve and Cathy have their personal pages, our group keeps in close contact with him as do others. On FB you can join, friend, and subscribe to all those pages.. and get notifications and updates for all coming into one app. Of all the things I like and dislike about FB, that "cross connected - instant in touch" nature of it is where it stands out... for better and worse! :wink:

Steve is still active both here and on FB. This forum is more for information sharing specific to owning, building, flying, and maintaining Just Aircraft. It's a much better resource than FB when it comes to searching through information posted over the life of the forum.
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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby BucF16 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:50 am

Snowy1, I KNEW "Anatoli" HAD TO BE AN ALIAS! Thank you very much for keeping the FB site sane. Had it not been for you and the FB site I would not have had the confidence to proceed with my Yamaha path. I agree, for better or for worse FB is what we have to live with. I agree with SheepDog "Richard", This Wings Forum is the best resource for building my Highlander. I can't count the times I've pulled out my iPhone and searched this site. Always found my answer.

Now that summer is over, I'm back in the shop. I'll update my website and this forum on my journey so that others after me don't make the same mistakes.

The most cogent statement I ever read here (I think it was from Fred Hoffman) was during the discussion on how long it took to build the Highlander. paraphrased: Well the factory says "600 hours" BUT thats not counting the time spent looking for the part or tool I just had in my hand 1 minute age!

For me that doubled the time :oops: :evil:

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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby alan » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:30 am

Bye bye Steve. It was nice knowing you it.

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Re: Wild West Aircraft

Postby mikepliske » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:46 pm

Fred,
re: a hopped up rotax by edge performance....

If you follow the Yamaha Aircraft Conversions FB group, you'll see that Thomas Hauklien, of Edge Performance-Norway is acquiring a Yamaha Apex, and I believe will be using his experience of turbocharging Rotax engines to the Yamaha Apex application!!!

This is getting pretty exciting!!

re: seeing newer posts on FB, under "RECENT ACTIVITY", click on the down arrow and choose "NEW POSTS"....this will display a better chronology.

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