As some of you probably know by now, I love geeking out and researching many things KR related (although sometimes I feel I can’t make “actual” repairs and modifications to save my life).
That said, this topic is very interesting to me, and I will certainly do my part and research what I can to see what kind of performance the KR2S could (theoretically) achieve with an all-electric powerplant. This next week at work will be relatively low-key, and N6399U is down for the time being due to alternator issues and also me awaiting a new exhaust from Revmaster. That gives me an excuse to take what free time I have this week, and look into this all electric setup. I haven’t written an Engineering-type Technical Report since college, but I’ll try to put something together this upcoming week (hopefully having it finished by next weekend, or the following), discussing a possible drivetrain setup, and also the theoretical performance the plane could achieve. For those that are curious, and want a copy of the report, send me your email, and I will get it to you when I’m finished. Due to the shear size of the document, and the need for pictures/charts, I will probably not post it directly to the Net. I will always love our beloved petrol engines as the soul powerplants for this aircraft, however there is something about the thought of an all-electric KR that I find particularly appealing. After upgrading the engine in N6399U, my plane now has just about everything I could ask for in terms of performance. Because of that I have shy’d away from the idea of ever building my own one day, and just sticking with what I’ve got. However, after thinking about this all-electric concept, it’s made me reconsider building one day, and ultimately making this concept become a reality. What’s even more exciting, to me anyways, is this could ultimately turn into a group effort (similar to how the AS504X airfoil was when it was in development) and maybe one day, we could proudly present the world’s first “Next Generation”, All-Electric KR2S. V/R Sam Spanovich N6399U 74S, Anacortes WA _______________________________________________ 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