Larry, Roger, I have the Dan Diehl tri-gear design legs and nose gear. KR2S length, VW Revmaster engine and no major issues with CG. I keep my passenger weight allowed to 200 lbs to ensure it stays in the CG range. My empty weight at 1st flight was 600 pounds. I am still flying regularly.
Thanks, Rob Schmitt N1852Z -----Original Message----- From: KRnet <krnet-boun...@list.krnet.org> On Behalf Of Flesner via KRnet Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:43 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Flesner <fles...@frontier.com> Subject: Re: KR> Gear legs On 6/12/2018 7:50 PM, mark jones via KRnet wrote: > The manual I have has no date on it but the gear kit it came with was bought > mid 90’s. It states “for tail dragged mount leg on front of spar angled > forward and for tri-gear mount leg on rear of spar angled rearward”. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ So, here is what we know in spite of all claims and counter claims. Dan Diehl designed, tested, and sold gear legs that he said were reversible for tail wheel and tri-gear setups. Many KRs were built using them and worked quite well in either configuration. Along came the KR2S, a bit longer in length so maybe a bit more tail weight but the Diehl gear worked well with a bit heavier Corvair engine. (Rob Schmidt, do you have Diehl gear with VW engine?) At some point Steve Glover purchased for sale the Diehl KR components. He still advertises the gear as the "Diehl" gear so one can only assume they would work as Dan designed them. If Steve has made any changes to the Diehl gear leg design he should make that info available to anyone purchasing a "Diehl" set of landing gear. Sid had to add considerable weight to the engine mount to correct some sort of CG problem so I don't think we can use his KR / experience as a base line for "Diehl" gear. Jeff Scott did a real world "reverse" and they worked fine. Bottom line: If you have "original" Diehl gear setup the legs and castings should work in either the tri-gear or conventional gear orientation. At this point I'll toss in my opinion on the gear. Anyone building a 2S, with tail wheel and using Diehl type gear, and making them from the larger gear blanks should make them longer than 24 inches for a better 3 point stance. Jeff Scott and I have 30 inch legs and I like it that way. https://www.dropbox.com/s/wb9mahqklj8540o/100_5555.JPG?dl=0 28 inches might also be a good length. Just my opinion. Larry Flesner _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://email@example.com/. 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 _______________________________________________ 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