Re: Bill Hempel 100cc Yak-55M?????
Originally Posted by jmcmike
Anybody have any problems with there wing tubes being to loose on the body? Mine fits my wings great but the fuse was real loose,didnt know what else to do but put tape around it,three wraps of packing tape!Is there a better way?
I used 3 or 4 coats of clear Lustrekote spray (dont remember exactly). Tightened up the tube to take out some of the slop with out being too snug. I have packing tape on my Edge's wing tube and I have not had any issues with it.
Originally Posted by FlyingMadDog
One of the guys on here (ctnich) had gotten his ks86 rear dump to fit with 10.25" of header, I asked DA about it and they said to make it no less than 11". Another pic was posted (and I can't find it) showing that another person had cut through the angled piece at the back of the tunnel and pushed the can through with a new hole behind it for an exhaust exit.
I ended up going with a OS GT55 on this plane and left the pipe a tad over 11" (dont remember exact length) and lengthened the tunnel by 2 inches which was the easy part. With the GT55 I needed a 3/4 rise in the header which I ended up bending a 0 drop solid header. The 10.25" pipe I was originally measuring with was off my edge which has a healthy 3/4 gap between the pipe and the can and I was trying to avoid lengthening the tunnel.
The K&S mount I used ended up peeling open the can as I did not put the mount in the center where it is thicker. The pipe thread tape I used to take out the tinny sound of a can filled in the gap and I never thought anymore of it until it was too late. I have switched to the wood mount style from DA until I get a chance to fix my other can.