Re: KR> In-flight Fire

2017-01-29 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

Re: KR> In-flight Fire

2017-01-29 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

Re: KR> AIRCRAFT INSPECTIONS

2017-01-29 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

KR> engine progress

2017-01-29 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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. :-( https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32133949/20170129_110232.jpg Larry Flesner ___

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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.

Re: KR> wheel alignment

2017-01-26 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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?

Re: KR> stall speed

2017-01-26 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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... Mark Langford And more informative. Some of us never catch our mistakes. We

Re: KR> stall speed

2017-01-25 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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. Bob +++ I'd suggest you start

Re: KR> stall speed

2017-01-25 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
At 05:59 PM 1/25/2017, you wrote: What are realistic stall speeds with flaps? Bob R 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,

Re: KR> Archives

2017-01-25 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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,

Re: KR> Attachment hinge to firewall

2017-01-25 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

Re: KR> Attachment hinge to firewall

2017-01-25 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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.

Re: KR> Flight Training

2017-01-24 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
At 07:22 PM 1/24/2017, you wrote: What aircraft can I fly that will prepare me for flying a KR2? Joe Nunley ++ 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

Re: KR> Progress !

2017-01-24 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

Re: KR> Aileron hinge bolts

2017-01-20 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

KR> engine update

2017-01-17 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

Re: KR> engine update

2017-01-17 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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,

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

KR> engine update

2017-01-15 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32133949/IMG_8995.JPG Larry Flesner

KR> I'm committed

2017-01-14 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

KR> Pitch sensitivity

2017-01-12 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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 and actually

Re: KR> Stub wing leading edge stall strip

2017-01-07 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

Re: KR> KR 1 project

2017-01-03 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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. Larry Flesner

Re: KR> KR 1 project

2017-01-02 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

Re: KR> KR 1 project

2017-01-02 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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. Larry Flesner

KR> collectors item?

2017-01-02 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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 college students

KR> new KR1 project

2016-12-31 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

Re: KR> Insta-Crank

2016-12-31 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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

KR> one more test

2014-05-15 Thread Larry Flesner via KRnet
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. Larry Flesner