KR> Why messages appear empty - it's probably not "plain text"

2017-02-02 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
The number one reason why posts show up with nothing in them is because the message was sent as HTML, rather than plain text. The system doesn't pass HTML because HTML requires a lot more bandwidth to transfer, which means higher data rates (which is important for folks with limited data plans or

Re: KR> Archives

2017-01-23 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Robert Russell wrote: > Is there a new link to the archives? I keep getting a not found message when > I click on the link at the KRNet Page. There is a new archive link now. I'll update the website tonight. The Tugantek archive has been down for months, and we're unsure if it'll ever be

Re: KR> Archives

2017-01-23 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
>> Is there a new link to the archives? The new KRnet email archive is at https://www.mail-archive.com/krnet@list.krnet.org/. I've had problems accessing it from work, likely because they think it's a malware site or something, so there may be issues still, but we're working on it. Mark

Re: KR> Melting lead

2017-01-28 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Paul Visk wrote: > How do you melt a 5 lbs chunk of lead on the stove? I melted mine on a small standalone hot plate (so I could do it outside). The pot was a thin one with a lid, and it did take a long time, but it worked. This hot pad is a cheapo thing that's probably 50 years old, with

Re: KR> 4-into-1 exhaust system help?

2017-01-28 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
I gave up trying to find an exhaust system that even vaguely resembles what I have on N891JF. I'm going to have to build another one that replicates it, unless I want to remove the engine, completely reconfigure the firewall and intake system, etc. Building a new system, as painful as that

Re: KR> stall speed

2017-01-25 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Before I get corrected by a bunch of people, IAS stall speed remains the same regardless of altitude. Not sure what I was thinking when I wrote that. Right after I sent that I thought "I wonder why I never thought of that before". It occurred to me when I woke up at 1AM and something was

Re: KR> stall speed

2017-01-25 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Bob Russell wrote: > What are realistic stall speeds with flaps? As Larry said, you'll want to go to altitude and stall it several times to get the "indicated" stall speed, because airspeed indicators are notoriously inaccurate at low speeds...even the fancy new electronic versions that I've

Re: KR> Tailwheel assembly

2017-01-22 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Phil Matheson wrote: > I have a glass round tailwheel spring from Steve glover where do I get the tailwheel assembled to fit that spring. Does it not have a steel insert embedded in the end that is about 3/4" thick to bolt the plans version of the tailwheel bracket to? That's how the one

KR> changes to KRnet message headers

2014-05-05 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
NetHeads, The "DMARC change" has led to some forced changes in the Mailman system, so email from the list will now have your name and "via KRnet" appended to the end. "Your name" is whatever you filled in on your user account page when you subscribed to KRnet. Your email address no longer

KR> KR Newsletters

2014-05-06 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
KRnetHeads, I ran across my KR Newsletter stash a few weeks ago, and was reminded what a gold-mine they are of building information, as well as history of the design and the people that have helped to improve them over the years. Half of all content is filling in the missing details and "a

KR> Propellers

2014-05-07 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Doran Jaffas wrote: > Just curious if anyone has run a 50 inch propeller. I have a 52 by 47 and > am thinking of trimming it down to 50 inches the add a couple of hundred > rpm. The first prop I flew on N56ML was only in 50.25" diameter, previously cut down from a 52" prop. It was one of the

KR> Most heavy engine

2014-05-08 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Hennie van Rooyen wrote: >>I am able to lay my hands on a good 160hp Continental engine, complete with prop & running. What is the heaviest & most powerful engine ever put in a KR2? I see it weighs 297 lbs compared to the 227 of the Corvair.<< The "world's lightest KR" project sure didn't last

KR> FW: Bob Lee's passing

2014-05-09 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Many of us got to know Bob through the Gatherings. He was always there carrying on conversations, exchanging ideas, and helping where he could. See below... From: Cheryl Lee [ shortbus1017 at gmail.com ] Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 8:07 AM To: 'Mark Langford' Subject: Bob It is with a very

KR> Drag????

2014-05-09 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Doran Jaffas wrote: > I have flown several low drag / clean aircraft without flaps and > never had any unnerving problems with landing. Then you may not have tried to get a KR to stick to the ground when trying to get into a short strip! > My personal opinion banded on some experience

KR> Drag???? Whoa!

2014-05-11 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Carl Dow wrote: >>The egos, the drama, the over reactions, the >>perfectionism, WOW I am sick, Mr. Langford, get over yourself. Life is >>short Just stop and be likeable it is enough to make me puke! << There was a time when I'd let this bother me, but no longer. I know

KR> trim tab size

2014-05-12 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Joe Cruz wrote: > I have a question about elevator trim tab travel. How much is enough and how many green light bars will ever be lit up at one time? I think you'll have all of the bars but one. Without sitting in my plane and looking, I'm pretty sure all elements are lit except the trim tab

KR> the value of a punch list

2014-05-13 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
NetHeads, One reason I have trim tabs and belly boards on my mind lately (and tonight it's ELT and transponder ground planes) is because I'm going to carry N891JF back to the airport early Sunday morning (when there's no traffic). I hope to be flying it a week or two after that...long

KR> Horizontal stab

2014-05-14 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Adam Tippin wrote: >> I see that you have extended your H/S by 12" total. Was the extension >> done with spar or foam. And for the horns,I see that the leading edges >> are the same, but how much further than the H/S do they extend.<< My horizontal stab was done without foam extensions, all

KR> Horizontal stab

2014-05-14 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Brian Kraut wrote: >I think I would be inclined to also use one layer of carbon fiber under > the glass or at least one extra ply of glass on the leading edge for the > first 18" of span just back to the spar since it is very common to pick > up the tail by the leading edge of the stab for moving

KR> one more test

2014-05-15 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Larry Flesner wrote: >My real name in my e-mail program was blank. Yep, that's the answer! For you folks who are "shooting blanks" and your emails to the list come back with simply "via KRnet", you need to enter your name (or email address) into your email program's "name" field. It's the

KR> 'net testing

2014-05-16 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
In an effort to make the list more useful and less bothersome...could all you "net list testers" think of some meaningful contribution to make while you're testing? Anything regarding KR flying or building. Like maybe "I've found that putting a 90 watt floodlight 18" away from a layup cures it

KR> progress

2014-05-25 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Ray almost wrote my progress report for me, except I'm a lot closer to flying! I towed N891JF it out to the airport late Friday (see http://www.n56ml.com/n891jf/140524_028m2.jpg ), by replacing the tailwheel with the receiver from my Harbor Freight trailer and towing it on the gear. I got a

KR> identify this brake cylinder?

2014-05-27 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Can anybody identify the brake cylinder shown in the enclosed photo? It's a half-inch diameter (unfortunately), and I'm not so sure it's at the top of its game, despite my "rebuild job", cleaning it out, blowing out the passages, and putting in new o-rings. In my first taxi test, I quickly

KR> identify this brake cylinder?

2014-05-27 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Thanks for the feedback. I can see from the port and o-ring locations that there is likely no other means of "checking" the flow. I installed new Viton o-rings at rebuild, and I'm pretty sure I checked compatibility with the aircraft fluid. I've heard from several folks offline that these are

KR> KR2S Controls mounting to spar

2014-05-31 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Phil Matheson wrote: > I thought of using say 1 inch dowel, drilled in lathe to required mounting > bolt size, then drill the spar webbing all the way through as you would > the WAF , then drill 1 inch hole in one side of spar webbing. insert the 1 > inch dowel, epoxy in place, bolt it with

KR> Rudder pedals

2014-06-01 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Dene Collett wrote: > Can somebody who has their plans handy please give me the measurement of > the > rudder pedals from the hinge point centre to the cable attach. 4", assuming you mean using hinges attached to the bottoms of the rudder bars. Mark Langford ML at N56ML.com website at

KR> N891JF is flying again

2014-06-01 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
N891JF flew again yesterday. It felt like a "first flight", given that I'd removed, upgraded, or replaced just about everything in the plane, so the stress level was a bit high. It was a fairly uneventful flight though, 2.4 hours and 9 touch-and-goes just to get the feel of it (and the new

KR> N891JF is flying again

2014-06-02 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Paul Visk wrote: > How does 891JF performance and weight and balance compare to 56ML? CG is in the forward end of the range. Weight is about 640 empty, 120 pounds less than N56ML when it was new, but there's at least 60 pounds difference in engine weight. There are weight savings to be had,

KR> How do you test a transponder?

2014-06-03 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Mike Taglieri wrote: >>I'll need a Mode C transponder in my plane, and one I wanted is for sale used at a decent price from Aircraft Spruce. If I wind up getting it, I could hook it up to a battery and see that the lights go on, etc., but how would you actually test a transponder (or any used

KR> Mike Busch webinar on detonation Wednesday night

2014-06-03 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
KRnetHeads, The EAA has a webinar of some interest to us every week on Wednesday night. This week is Mike Busch on detonation, which I'm really looking forward to hearing. Visit http://spirit.eaa.org/newsletters/1406_webinars.html to sign up. You don't even have to be an EAA member. Also,

KR> Fw: KR2 PROJECT FOR SALE

2014-06-03 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
>From Jack Gress: KR2 FOR SALE. $8000 OBO. HAVE TO MOVE CAN'T TAKE IT WITH. See http://www.krnet.org/krs/jgress/kr_sale.pdf for details. jackgkr2 at outlook.com

Re: KR> Pitch sensitivity

2017-01-12 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Kayak Chris wrote: > with all this talk about pitch sensitivity, one common mention is > using forward CG. What is up with that? My last plane really liked aft > CG (within the envelope obviously) and flew MUCH better there. What > happens to a KR at aft CG? You had an odd bird if it flew

Re: KR> Interesting Crankshaft

2017-01-02 Thread Mark Langford via KRnet
Matt Quimby wrote: >> I finally got the prop hub off my crankshaft. Noticed something interesting - there’s no keyway to align the prop hub. Is anyone else running a setup like that? Should that be a red flag, or a reason to consider just starting with a new crankshaft and prop hub? << The