Thursday, March 11, 2010
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 900. Empty wt. 480. Fuel capacity 12-60. Wingspan 20'8". Length 14'6". Engine 2,100cc VW.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 200. Cruise mph 180. Stall mph 45. Climb rate 1,200. Takeoff run 350. Landing run 500. Range 2,000.
The KR-2 is a two-place version of the KR-1 and is generally similar in construction. The low wings are removable, the main gear is retractable, and the tailwheel is steerable. With a stock 1,600cc engine, cruise speed is 140 mph. With a 2,100cc turbocharged VW conversion, cruise is 180 mph at 3,200 RPM. To achieve simplicity of construction, the airplane is designed so that no machining or welding is required in building the airframe. The cost and construction time is minimized by using a combination of wood, polyurethane foam, Dynel fabric, and epoxy resin. The result is a structurally strong, clean, and hard surface to make the airplane exceptionally fast for the power used.