A Bonanza can be properly trimmed and is dynamically stable. A stock KR can do neither. I guess 1400 hrs in a KR wasn't enough training to hone my skills.
Still not a qualified as a "real" KR pilot, but at least I'm a slow learner. :o) <- smiley face just in case someone misses my humor. -Jeff Scott > Sent: Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:48 AM > From: "Tommy Waymack" <5blind...@gmail.com> > To: "KRnet" <email@example.com> > Subject: KR>Re: KR flight characteristics > > After 27 years of flying a stock kr2 . I Still hear here people complaining > about how the airplane is pitch sensitive. Maybe there is something to be > said for pilot training. would not change a thing.Beech Bonanza is pitch > sensitive too. Tommy W. > > On Sun, Aug 22, 2021 at 3:21 PM Flesner <fles...@frontier.com> wrote: > > > > > n 8/22/2021 1:25 PM, Jeff Scott wrote: > > > > > 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 > > > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > > > > > > > > It's unfortunate that the KR's have the reputation they have based on > > the original KR2. The 2S built now days is a sleeper on the market. > > When Jeff moved up to a larger air frame (RV6) he sold one of the best > > equipped KR's on the market, 50% faster on the same fuel burn, than a > > C150 for less than $20K. The Wisconsin KR2S just auctioned off is > > another example of a great bargain. > > > > The major problem with the KR is that people have out grown the design. > > A 200 pound pilot wants to carry a180 pound passenger in a small air > > frame using 75 h.p. If the 200 pound owner would consider the airplane > > to be a great single place, and make a few mods to improve the flying > > characteristics if desired, they would enjoy owning and flying the KR. > > Mark Langford, being the size person the KR was designed for 50 years > > ago, flies one of the most stock KR2's all over the Midwest on a regular > > basis. The flying characteristics are acceptable enough so that he is > > not yet motivated to repair the 2S he flew prior to that and put it back > > in the air. > > > > The KR has it's flaws but all are well know and can be designed out to > > have a great flying, economical airplane. That's why it still has it's > > followers. > > > > Larry Flesner > > ________________________________ > > -Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html > > -Change list delivery options at > > https://list.krnet.org/list/krnet.list.krnet.org/ Affinity List Info Board > > -Search recent KRnet Archives at > > https://list.krnet.org/empathy/list/krnet.list.krnet.org/ > > -Search <https://list.krnet.org/empathy/list/krnet.list.krnet.org/-Search> > > John Bouyea's decades of archive at > > https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ > ________________________________ > -Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html > -Change list delivery options at > https://list.krnet.org/list/krnet.list.krnet.org/ Affinity List Info Board > -Search recent KRnet Archives at > https://list.krnet.org/empathy/list/krnet.list.krnet.org/ > -Search John Bouyea's decades of archive at > https://email@example.com/ > ________________________________ -Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html -Change list delivery options at https://list.krnet.org/list/krnet.list.krnet.org/ Affinity List Info Board -Search recent KRnet Archives at https://list.krnet.org/empathy/list/krnet.list.krnet.org/ -Search John Bouyea's decades of archive at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/