Is it time Yamaha got its own section in the conversion dept....

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Because it's clearly the best option since sliced bread, and growing fast.

It's not a maybe, it's actually happening.
I have no doubt it could be, or is actually, happening. I think it's a neat thing, and I hope it creates a whole new revolution in E-AB. But many other engines have already happened and still going strong, without needing a new forum section. How are the forum moderators supposed to endorse this engine to that level, bypassing 10 other engines with a 30-70 year history of success in E-AB?
 

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The engine needs a stadardized instalation... as it is everyone is doing their own thing... by trying to bring it under one roof it helps to make an excepted means and procedures...

The engine is a winner... now it needs 400 eyes looking it over to build a bulletproof instalation... this site could help by force multiplication...

Having a section let’s very experienced people on here get up to speed quickly and make wise observations ...for everyone’s benefit
 
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For better or worse, Facebook is the best source for unbiased information on the Yamaha engines. And I don't mean Mohawk Aero! If you want the best info available you might find somebody else that will let you use their Facebook account to access reliable unbiased info.

I joined Facebook to learn about these engines. They do not have any pictures of me or anything else on me.
 

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They do not have any pictures of me or anything else on me.
But we do. A Midget and a donkey? What were you thinking man?



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For better or worse, Facebook is the best source for unbiased information on the Yamaha engines. And I don't mean Mohawk Aero! If you want the best info available you might find somebody else that will let you use their Facebook account to access reliable unbiased info.

I joined Facebook to learn about these engines. They do not have any pictures of me or anything else on me.
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How are the forum moderators supposed to endorse this engine to that level, bypassing 10 other engines with a 30-70 year history of success in E-AB?
I didn't realise there was an issue with adding another sub forum, is there?

In answer to your question, statistics, eg: check the traffic through those forums.

I just had a look, what's the point of the barely used 'Ford' sub forum, why can't 'Half VWs' be included in 'VWs' ...
 

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For better or worse, Facebook is the best source for unbiased information on the Yamaha engines. And I don't mean Mohawk Aero! If you want the best info available you might find somebody else that will let you use their Facebook account to access reliable unbiased info.

I joined Facebook to learn about these engines. They do not have any pictures of me or anything else on me.
If you look up Facebook picture verification ...,happening to random users.... it’s a real thing... you will log on one day and bam... you’re locked out unless you upload your passport photo or very clear selfy...

Apparently it’s been going on since 2018... another way Facebook is making money selling your biometrics to friendly governments like China ...

Until it happens to you it doesn’t exist... but one day soon you will be staring at the same verification screen I was and realizing 1984 is right in front of you....and how evil Facebook is...now you have to agree to be tracked indefinitely ...in my world only the wife gets that info
 
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Because it's clearly the best option since sliced bread, and growing fast.

It's not a maybe, it's actually happening.
This is not a exaggeration at all. It’s actually advancing quite rapidly and parts are being made. The success of Yamaha conversations are great to watch.
 

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Everyone uses this forum in their own way. For me, I look at every new thread, and if the title has "Yamaha" in it, I'll notice and read the latest post. So, individual sub-fora aren't very important to ne. And now that the search function works pretty well, that's a good way to find applicable previous posts.
Sometimes the categories actual help me miss stuff. If a person doesn't put "VW" in the thread title but counts on the sub-forum heading to convey that, I might miss it.
 

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But this thinking is why they have a Facebook group... by not giving this its own section... they gone around you and are doing it on their own... but Facebook sucks for 100 reasons ... it’s hard to look over old posts... important information is stored haphazardly... it’s a nightmare for this sort of endeavour ....


If you look up Facebook picture verification ...,happening to random users.... it’s a real thing... you will log on one day and bam... you’re locked out unless you upload your passport photo

Apparently it’s been going on since 2018... another way Facebook is making money selling your biometrics to friendly governments like China ...
I’ve been on Facebook 9 years. I don’t have a passport and 7 of those 9 years were a photo of a airplane.
 

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Double-Oh-Seven I understand why someone who's still on active duty would obviously have all sorts of restrictions, but how could Facebook cause a problem after you're out?
Its not that there would be a problem per se, but I simply choose to avoid any potential FB related problems.

Case in point, a very close friend of mine was going through a divorce. Everything seemed okay until he was made the subject to a command investigation... a FB account that had his name, pictures, etc on it, was found that had a treasure trove of incendiary, hateful and racist material on it, and also suggested he was having an affair while married. It took 4 years of hell for him, to include a disastrous Board of Inquiry (where the panel actually recommended a discharge under Other than Honorable conditions), all since invalidated, to finally arrive at the facts that his ex-wife, her brother and her closest friend, all conspired to destroy him. Yes, he was ultimately cleared of all wrongdoing, but his career and reputation as a great pilot and leader were irrevocably tarnished. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, dual-rated F-117 & F-22 pilot, Aerospace Test Pilot School graduate and likely future astronaut, he ultimately resigned from the service (Honorably) & restarted his life, far from aviation. Because of a spiteful ex wife, ex brother in law and another willing accomplice who figured out how to get into his FB with nothing but malicious intent.

This is why I avoid it like the plague. My personal & professional life, both highly intertwined, cannot afford something even remotely close to what happened to my friend!
 

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I’ve been on Facebook 9 years. I don’t have a passport and 7 of those 9 years were a photo of a airplane.
I barely used Facebook and never even posted ...just read things that interested me... but photo verification will come for you too... eventually...they didn’t roll it out in one day to do exactly what is happening here... you don’t believe me and doubt it even exists... so they can harvest millions of people’s ids over time and not a peep about privacy...

Anyways having all the questions and answers in one spot would save everyone a lot of grief... I just spent 2 weeks looking into this and was like “WTF” how come this winner is languishing... all the info is scattered around...

Just trying to do my duty

Yamaha accidentally built one of the worlds best aviation engines...now that ... that fact is known it’s up to us to move the ball down the field

Facebook is one of the worst places for this information ... and this site is one of the best...

Everyone have a good day
 

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Facebook won’t let me make an account unless I upload a clear picture of my face...they are asking for my passport photo... let that sink in... I’m not trying to use marketplace .. just read the Yamaha forum.., it’s gotten scary ... but that’s where the Yamaha conversion guys put thier forum

Question for you... did you do your own wiring harness trimming?..,, a member is offering to trim the harness for $500...but I’m wondering what he does for that...or if you could just use the harness as is...& live with the extra wires

Is the high coolent temp the only limp home mode the ecu has.., so just don’t hook up the temp sensor to ovoid that?


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Holy crap! A whole career ruined or threatened. Sounds like the tables need to be turned, and the prey should become the aggressor in the next courtroom. Actually, he should go to one of the TV people and have that story made into a 60 Minutes or some other news magazine show do the story.
 

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For better or worse, Facebook is the best source for unbiased information on the Yamaha engines. And I don't mean Mohawk Aero! If you want the best info available you might find somebody else that will let you use their Facebook account to access reliable unbiased info.

I joined Facebook to learn about these engines. They do not have any pictures of me or anything else on me.
Good call!!!
 

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I barely used Facebook and never even posted ...just read things that interested me... but photo verification will come for you too... eventually...they didn’t roll it out in one day to do exactly what is happening here... you don’t believe me and doubt it even exists... so they can harvest millions of people’s ids over time and not a peep about privacy...
This is the first... and only... place I've seen this reported.

More conspiracies.

I didn't realise there was an issue with adding another sub forum, is there?
Exactly.
This is a "Homebuilt Aircraft" forum, not "tried, tested and certified." What better place?
 

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Holy crap! A whole career ruined or threatened. Sounds like the tables need to be turned, and the prey should become the aggressor in the next courtroom. Actually, he should go to one of the TV people and have that story made into a 60 Minutes or some other news magazine show do the story.
His attorney got a well known site called www.militarycorruption.com involved. It was formed by a group of retired SJA (JAG) Officers who publicly call out command corruption and they went after his senior command who ran on the allegations, despite the fact that the investigation determined that his FB acct was hacked and an "orgy of evidence" existed. His lower command, even after the investigation wrapped, recommended that the case be dropped! His ex and her friend had no problem playing "victim". It still boils my blood to this day!
 

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Here’s what’s hard about the Yamaha thing, and this is the same for many other options. Breaks down like this.

My airplane is a Baby Ace. Irrelevant to others but that’s what I’m working on. I need to select a engine. I like Continental, Vernier, Jabiru, Yamaha and I like VW but don’t know if VW is a good fit. Regardless that’s what I’m looking at.

Continental is a slam dunk, total home run with the exception of price. Some would argue it’s expensive. I’m not so sure but that’s the argument. Anyhow, I can predictably put a little Cont 65 on her without much hassle of guesswork.

Yamaha? I love Yamaha and have 4 decades of motorcycle experience to back it up including many rebuilds. There’s no doubt Yamaha is absolutely freaking awesome. But for airplanes its hard on guys because there’s no “go to” place for answers. Even on Facebook I asked the basic questions and get kinda nothing’s in response. Somehow their needs to be a standard of pick X, Y or Z depending on HP and weight and use X, Y or Z for a gearbox. The same with wiring, fuel delivery, electrical etc. because there’s no standard and no “go to” place for documentation or direction it’s actually easier to just buy a Cont 65 and pay extra.

Same goes with the other conversion options. VW isn’t included because that’s pretty darn figured out nowadays.

So numerous people have mentioned Yamaha to me and I’m like hells yes! I love Yamaha and I’ve worked on them plenty. Then I ask “now what” and it’s a completely scattered and fragmented affair with no real answers except to spend massive hours of personal R&D to hopefully fly successfully. I suspect this is why most people would rather just spend the extra money and get predictability or answers and success. Good chance that’s also why those who go down the alternative path give up 1/2 way. There’s just no real answers and proof of concept.

That would be a website to have. A flowchart of sorts showing a proper path and direction.
 

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If you look up Facebook picture verification ...,happening to random users.... it’s a real thing... you will log on one day and bam... you’re locked out unless you upload your passport photo or very clear selfy...

Apparently it’s been going on since 2018... another way Facebook is making money selling your biometrics to friendly governments like China ...
So what, Facebook knows what a couple of billion people look like, it's to protect you.

Biometerics are offered out every time you open the internet, nothing new. My biggest risk is seeing incontinence nappy adverts, oh the horror!

Here's one for you: You know those "I am not a Robot" verification squares to access a page? Your entire recent browsing history habits are checked in mere milliseconds to prove your not a Robot. If you look at porno on the net, you will be approved faster because Robots don't open porn sites. There's your excuse if your Wife catches you.



Because of a spiteful ex wife, ex brother in law and another willing accomplice who figured out how to get into his FB with nothing but malicious intent.
You jest, that sort of stuff has been going on for a hundred years, Facebook is just another avenue, not THE avenue.
 

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This is the first... and only... place I've seen this reported.

More conspiracies.


Exactly.
This is a "Homebuilt Aircraft" forum, not "tried, tested and certified." What better place?
So you called me a conspiracy theorist without lifting a finger to type “Facebook photo verification” into google to check to see if what saying is true ....so you’re just going on feelings and a hunch..... I’m not going to call you any names...other then typical
 
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