Yes, I was the last owner of Roy's plane. I bought it damaged at the request of a friend, fixed it, flew it, and sold it to him. I bought it back from his widow when he died of cancer. I preferred my funky old 81 JM and sold RM to a fellow named Rudy in New Zeeland. The rest of the story will be better told by someone else.
On Oct 7, 2018 12:08 AM, "Mike Stirewalt via KRnet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Gary said, > > "I did join because of your mailing. Didn't know KRnet existed before. > Other > than RM, which I owned for a while, I have never seen another KR. Living > in > Northern California, the gathering is a long ways away. Probably would > have > done it when I was younger and had more time. I Still feel the KR ll is > the > simplest, fastest, cheapest, prettiest, airplane ever built." > > I guess you mean you owned Roy Marsh's plane? Are you the last owner > before it went to Australia? > > Jim Evens used to be based up there with his turbocharged non-stop flyer > to Oshkosh every year. He used to race it once there. He had a Maloof > on his Revmaster but it eventually broke and caused a forced landing. > The Maloofs only broke (two or three times) on the turbocharged > Revmasters but Joe stopped installing them. > > Re Gatherings near NorCal, there was one in Chino and a really fantastic > one in McMinnville that you recently missed. McMinnville was fantastic > to me aniyway since September in East County San Diego is dry and hot and > brown and usually having Santa Ana's that drive some people to suicide. > To take off from a brown desert where I live and land the next morning in > a green paradise with water literally everywhere, was a really memorable > Gathering. Watching the top of Mt. Shasta turning gold as the sun came > up was just part of the treat. It was right outside the canopy. Made me > think how much harder it would be to climb to the top instead of flying > so easily by, calmly admiring the snow & icy rock. Looked cold but > beautiful.. My cockpit heat kept me nice and warm around that memorable > mountain and I probably had a much better view than if I had climbed it > by foot, like John Muir once did and I suppose hundreds of others since. > I've heard flying saucers go in and out below that mountain . . . that > natives have been watching them for generations.. > > Mt. Vernon is also a green and moist Gathering place and so convenient. > West Coast Gatherings, like Watsonville, would be nice for a Spring > Gathering if enough KR's are left out west that are still flying. At one > time it was a hotbed of KR building, flying and fly-ins. Steve Bennett > flew that little KR-1 "BabY" all the way out here and barely made it over > the Rocky Mountains down at the bottom. Dan Diehl was flying wing and > kept an eye on him. Sparky loaned him a propeller to help get him back > home. I think he only had the little 36 HP VW in that plane. > > Ken Rand being in Huntington Beach was the focal point for KR building > and flying, but then that was true for all the Rutan too, back at the > same time. I think Steve Glover's right hand man moved from Chino to > Scaled Composites in Mojave a couple years ago, so all the KR business > fell on just Steve and he couldn't justify sacrificing his construction > business to work the KR business . . . and Jeanette didn't help things I > suspect. But I really know nothing. For all I know his KR business is > doing fine. I do know there's hugely interesting things going on in > Mojave. It would be a great place for a really unusual and interesting > Gathering! Tehachapi, not far away, has a great fly-in campground with > hot showers and a restaurant. > > I think sometimes a lot of KR pilots just enjoy flying their planes when > they feel like it and don't get interested in gatherings or fly-ins.. > > I'm planning on flying down to Todos Santos end of November. I'm way > behind on my annual, biennial, and my medical expired the end of August > so I'm about to get very busy. Last time I tried that trip I did it June > before last. I got as far as San Felipe before the idiocy of flying into > Baja in the summertime dawned on me. This next trip will be better > timed. It's beautiful down there in November. > > Mike > KSEE > ____________________________________________________________ > Kelly Ripa Finally Confirms The Rumors > track.volutrk.com > http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5bb9b07ac64b3307a6e03st03vuc > _______________________________________________ > Search the KRnet Archives at https://www.mail-archive.com/ > 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