The unwillingness of the group as a whole to listen to the nearly 50 year old 
criticism and address these issues is exactly why so many KRs get sold while 
still in the test phase and the KRs as a whole are a dying breed.  I never said 
they can't be flown.  I wouldn't have flown mine for 24 years had I not enjoyed 
it.  But it has the potential to be a much better and much more popular plane 
than it is.  There is no reason to build a plane that is dynamically unstable 
with ridiculously light elevator pressures when it can be so easily addressed 
with a simple addendum to the plans that changes the tail dimensions. The 
number of KRs that go up for sale with extremely low times on them is a 
testament to the issue.  

-Jeff Scott

> Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 10:32 AM
> From: "Flesner" <>
> To:
> Subject: KR>Re: Sam Bailey KR1 Flies again - Second try
> On 8/22/2021 9:58 AM, Jeff Scott wrote:
> > What baffles me is why the KR community continues to insist that the 
> > extremely light elevator is "sporty" or that one is lacking pilot skills if 
> > they don't love the "sporty" feel of a plane that is dynamically unstable.
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> My KR with "light controls" is such a delight to fly and spoiled me to 
> the point that when flying a C172 on a recent Bi-annual that when I went 
> to flare on the first landing I "panicked" and let go of the throttle to 
> use both hands on the wheel to land that dump truck.  After a flight in 
> the KR I can't consciously remember moving the stick.  I certainly 
> remember moving the yoke in a Cessna.  After a few hours in a KR you'll 
> wonder what all the fuss is about.
> Larry Flesner
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