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    Quote Originally Posted by grampi View Post
    Silly question...wasn't the Yak designed for a round motor? How are they gonna make a "V" motor work in a "round" hole?
    And there is no way they could ever hang a Turbo Compound 3350 on a Yak! My money is on the guys with the V12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grampi View Post
    Silly question...wasn't the Yak designed for a round motor? How are they gonna make a "V" motor work in a "round" hole?
    Depends on the model.

    Yak 3?
    Yak 9?
    Yak11?

  3. #23

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    Personally I'd like to see a Merlin Yak 9 with race turtledeck and boil-off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Bill Kelso View Post
    Personally I'd like to see a Merlin Yak 9 with race turtledeck and boil-off.
    I second that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race70 View Post
    I second that.
    Who wouldn't? Any new racer would be awesome at this point though.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reever View Post
    And there is no way they could ever hang a Turbo Compound 3350 on a Yak! My money is on the guys with the V12.

    Reever, Mr Awesome, a Yak 11 based unlimited racer had a Turbo Compound 3350, she had a troubled career, but she flew and made it round the pylons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grampi View Post
    Silly question...wasn't the Yak designed for a round motor? How are they gonna make a "V" motor work in a "round" hole?
    The Yak-11 was originally meant to be a round engine adaption of the WW2 Yak-3, which had Klimov V-12 power, there were changes made to the fuse profile for the radial.
    There were Yaks built in the 90's to the WW2 plans in Russia, i believe that there were Yak-9s as well as the Yak-3s built and these all had Allison power, and then there were the Yak-3U airframes like Steadfast with the R-2000 under the cowls
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    Default Re: New Yak Unlimited Racer?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiracefan View Post
    Reever, Mr Awesome, a Yak 11 based unlimited racer had a Turbo Compound 3350, she had a troubled career, but she flew and made it round the pylons.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCy8MpT45gk

    Nyyyyyyyeeeeooooooowwwww!!!!

    Kiwi, Reever's comment was pure sarcasm based on Mr. Awesome.

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    Default Re: New Yak Unlimited Racer?

    Any new news on the yak in redding???

    seems like there are only a few guys that know about it.

    Go yaks!

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    I haven't been by in a couple months. But, they are making some progress. And the work they've done looks great. I think they are designing an engine mount for an Allison now. But, as stated in an earlier post... It's a very long term project.
    Last edited by Race70; 10-10-2015 at 10:47 PM.

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