so easily addressed with a simple addendum to the plans that changes the tail 
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> The other major problem I see that 
> makes KR's hangar queens is not having any "drag devices" to assist in 
> the landing mode.  I would not be comfortable landing my KR every time 
> without a belly board.  It totally transforms the landing 
> characteristics of my KR and makes landing on 2800 foot grass with 
> obstacles a non issue.  With engine at idle and speed brake out I get 
> 1500 fpm decent rate with stable airspeed control.  A touch of power 
> brings that back to 500 fpm on a very stable approach.
> Larry Flesner
> ________________________________

I would second that thought.  I flew my KR for 500 hrs without any drag 
producing devices.  Then I added flaps and significantly modified the tail.  I 
don't think I ever landed without flaps again other than for training purposes. 
 The larger tail and deployable drag greatly expanded the operating envelope of 
my KR with much improved crosswind performance.  My KR suddenly changed from a 
calm day flyer to a plane that I could fly in almost any VFR weather.  

-Jeff Scott
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