Friday, May 21, 2010
TRI-R TECHNOLOGIES “KIS TR-4 CRUISER”/“SUPER CRUISER”
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,300. Empty wt. 1,200. Fuel capacity 50. Engine 180-hp Lycoming 10-360.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 185. Cruise mph 165. Initial climb rate 1,200. Ceiling 17,000. Range 800. Takeoff distance (50') 1,200. Landing distance (50') 1,500.
Rich Trickel’s addition to the Tri-R Technologies family, the TR-4 Cruiser, is a four-place fixed-gear aircraft that follows the form of the previous KIS models. The Cruiser made its debut at Oshkosh 1994 and was well received as a practical, kitbuilt, family aircraft that was inexpensive to build and operate. The Cruiser can accommodate four full-sized adults, full fuel, carry 66 pounds of baggage, and cruise at 165 mph anywhere within an 800-mile range. Any way you slice it, this is one practical aircraft. The Cruiser requires around 1,500 hours to complete.