At 06:18 PM 1/29/2017, you wrote:
Tripacer has fuel in wings. Â That was an
electrical fire. 95% of in flight fires are not
survivable whether fuel is in the header or wing.
It may have been
At 04:21 PM 1/29/2017, you wrote:
Georgetown, DE, he had an in-flight fire seconds after leaving the runway.
That hits close to home having put 500 hours on the old TriPacer I
had and reaffirms my decision to eliminate a header tank
At 03:15 PM 1/29/2017, you wrote:
He tells me what invariably happens is: He finds stuff that the
builder has to correct. So, he has to return weeks later for
another inspection and finds stuff needing correction that the
builder screwed up since his last visit. That needs fixing, so then
I've spent the last several days cleaning and painting engine
parts. Progress, one piece at a time. I hope to be flying by March 1
or I'll be out of money. :-(
At 02:56 PM 1/28/2017, you wrote:
Molds can also be made from cardboard and masking tape, yes some of
the tape and cardboard will burn but will not leak before the lead
solidifies and is easily removed.
Does anyone know of archive information or wish to share regarding
wheel alignment for KR tail wheel configurations?
Wheels straight, toe in or out? (In level attitude or all wheels
down.) And what about camber?
How is the handling for width of wheel base vs. length from mains to tail?
At 01:34 AM 1/26/2017, you wrote:
My only excuse is that I started mixing GPS speed with IAS, and that
I'm getting dumber by the day...
And more informative. Some of us never catch our mistakes. We
At 07:05 PM 1/25/2017, you wrote:
Great video Larry... I will be flying it off a grass strip.
We have 2500 ft and also 3000 ft runways so hoping that will be
fine but I will likely use it all.
I'd suggest you start
At 05:59 PM 1/25/2017, you wrote:
What are realistic stall speeds with flaps?
Too many variables, the biggest is your ASI. Actual speed is
probably in the 45 to 55 mph range depending on size of wing on your
KR and weight. On the first flight,
At 05:50 PM 1/25/2017, you wrote:
Why do you even need a DAR during the build? Â 3
visits, for what? Â The FSDO in your city will
come out for free if you can ahead
and get on their schedule for a final
inspection, which is all that is required
(unless the rules have changed)??. RonSt. Louis,
At 07:35 AM 1/25/2017, you wrote:
I used screws to the firewall, not bolts though the firewall.
The photo in my first post shows a single AN-3 bolt holding the
attach bracket to the firewall with screws to check any rotation of
the bracket. I
At 09:46 PM 1/24/2017, you wrote:
I want to install the lower engine cowling with a hinge to the
firewall. I want
to do this with small AN bolts thru the firewall. My problem
is...you need very
wide hinges not to damage the frame frome the Side wall from the fuselage by
instelling the bolts.
At 07:22 PM 1/24/2017, you wrote:
What aircraft can I fly that will prepare me for flying a KR2? Joe NunleyÂ
An F86 would be ideal. If that's not available
I'd go for one of the lower numbered RV's, i.e.
6,7,8. The 10 is too big
At 09:20 PM 1/23/2017, you wrote:
Just a suggestion if you are going to balance the shaft
I would do the pistons & rods as well,
I'm in the process of working with a company (google "chuck Ney
cylinders") to purchase 4 new style rebuilt
At 10:41 PM 1/19/2017, you wrote:
I believe I've seen some people use countersunk bolts.
That's what I used 20 years ago and it is still flying. It
eliminates any interference even if they are head to head.
I floxed blind nuts to the back side of
I found time today to remove the rods from the crank and do an
amateur measurement of the crank with a digital micrometer. Crank is
standard and right at "new spec's with zero abrasion or wear on any
of the bearing locations. I'm guessing this crank could have gone
another 2400 hours
At 12:02 AM 1/17/2017, you wrote:
I do not see any masking tape with handwritten labels on any wires
or cables on the firewall, no yellow note-pad with items to remember
to take care of in reverse order when re-assembling,
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.
I can't believe the progress I made this weekend in about 8 hours of
time. The only help I had was to drive out the piston pins and lift
the case off the mount. I hope to split the case in the next few days.
No, not to an institution, but to overhaul the 0-200. I spent the
day disassembling the engine. It is hanging on the mount with only
the mags attached and pistons hanging out the side of the case. I'll
finish the disassembly tomorrow and maybe get the case
split. Updates / photos to
At 03:45 PM 1/12/2017, you wrote:
Pitch sensitivity is an overblown item, Virg
Pitch sensitivity is NOT overblown but it also SHOULD NOT be an issue
for the knowing pilot. It is easily accommodated on the first flight
At 05:19 PM 1/7/2017, you wrote:
You prevent rolling with the Rudder, Virg
Not in my KR. Any rudder input near the stall causes the nose to
drop. Not sure why unless any side motion of the rear fuselage
blanks out part of the
At 10:47 PM 1/2/2017, you wrote:
what is the estimated empty weight, did he mention a number?
No, but I'm guessing it will be a bit on the heavy side for a KR1,
even with a light engine.
At 08:38 PM 1/2/2017, you wrote:
is the sides of this fuselage fiberglass instead of plywood? Also
are the rib to spar shelf brackets temporary?
No plywood on the fuselage. Foam center with two layers of glass on
the outside and one layer
At 09:23 PM 1/2/2017, you wrote:
very cool! question, I think you said it had retracts, if so where
does the nosegear retract to?
No retracts. It does have a steerable nose wheel.
I've spent the last few days of bad flying weather going through my
several tool boxes and culling and reorganizing all the wrenches,
sockets, pliers, screwdrivers, etc. I've concluded that a duplicate
of everything is sufficient and I culled the extra and donated to the
I spent several hours this afternoon checking out an awesome KR1
under construction. After just one year of building it has the
fuselage basically done with a slight extension, curved bottom
similar to a Lanceair, widened to 24 inches, with a fixed windshield
and sliding canopy, 11 gallon
At 05:20 PM 12/31/2016, you wrote:
I'm pretty sure it was at Manny, Moe and Jacks - $5.99 for a bottle of
Insta-Crank that restores worn crankshafts.
I'm guessing you'd get more good from drinking that stuff that
putting it in the
My real name in my e-mail program was blank. We'll see if that fixed
it . No need to reply. I'll know when I get this back.
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