KR> engine update

2017-01-16 Thread Oscar Zuniga via KRnet
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

KR> split case

2017-01-16 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32133949/IMG_9005.JPG

Re: KR> Fuel header tank

2017-01-16 Thread brian.kraut--- via KRnet
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

Re: KR> Fuel header tank

2017-01-16 Thread brian.kraut--- via KRnet
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KR> Fuel Header Tank

2017-01-16 Thread Mike Stirewalt via KRnet
> "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 etc.)" On the contrary, if you've got an aluminum tank it means it's removable. You

Re: KR> Fuel header tank

2017-01-16 Thread Deon-tsrc via KRnet
Awsome! 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

Re: KR> Fuel header tank

2017-01-16 Thread CHRIS GARDNER via KRnet
Deon, 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

Re: KR> Fuel header tank

2017-01-16 Thread Tommy Waymack via KRnet
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

Re: KR> Fuel header tank

2017-01-16 Thread Jeff Scott via KRnet
    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

KR> Fuel header tank

2017-01-16 Thread Deon-tsrc via KRnet
Hi Guys 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 etc.) Would you advise that I ditch this and create wing tanks? Given all