Larry: I see your problem immediately. Your hangar is too clean for you to get
any serious work done. I do not see *any* tools on the floor, *no* old gasket
scraps, dripped oil, pieces of snipped safety wire, errant washers, used and
bent cotter pins, or any other evidence of actual progress
I split the case today and found nothing of concern. Crank, cam, and
lifters all look good for 2400 hours since factory overhaul. All
studs look like they did on the day they were installed at the
factory nearly 50 years ago.
Having hung upside down by the seatbelt with a header tank on fire I
definitely prefer to have all the fuel in the wings, but I had a Midget
Mustang with all the fuel in the header tank and currently fly a Mustang
2 with just a header tank. I would certainly put all my fuel in the
wings if I was
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> "The partial KR2 (original design) I have bought is fitted with an
aluminum fuel tank in front of the instrument panel. From the information
I have available this is not a good idea (shift of CoG, fire danger
On the contrary, if you've got an aluminum tank it means it's removable.
Thanks for all the inputs!
I will retain the current configuration. One of the things I really
liked is the simple fuel qty indicator - see through pipe!
I am glad that the CoG shift would not be a problem and the tank should
be much safer during crashing. I do not expect to fly for
CG shift with the header tank is a non -issue. I have a 12 US Gal. header tank
from RR in my KR2S and the change in trim from full to almost empty is only a
couple of bars on the trim indicator .
Aluminum is probably superior in chemical resistance from auto fuels and less
likely to leak
N995BG has 24 gal. header tank[Rand
Robinson original fiberglass]Still flying after 27 years.Do I think safety
is a good thing? You bet I do.Weight and balance is not an issue with
proper distribution of airplane parts.My trim indicator runs in the middle
with 15 gallons.With full fuel I was able
Like Joe, I also have a small composite header tank and wing tanks. I carry 9
gallons in the header and 6 1/2 in either wing. I run gravity feed from the
header at all times, and transfer fuel from the wings to the header
periodically in flight. With this type of configuration, I see
The partial KR2 (original design) I have bought is fitted with an
aluminum fuel tank in front of the instrument panel. From the
information I have available this is not a good idea (shift of CoG, fire
Would you advise that I ditch this and create wing tanks? Given all
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