almost 30 years ago, when I first got enamored with KR's, I used to talk with the now-late Bill Reents in Ohio, who flew his KR1 for 20 years. One of the stories he told me was when he repainted the plane and didnt rebalance the ailerons. He was pulling out of a shallow dive at 221mph, and got flutter, bad. Said the world went blurry. He knew to unload the stick and pull off the power and it settled right down, fortunately with the KR still intact.
I'm not sure how much cured paint weights on a KR aileron, but that should give an idea about the importance of balancing! _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org