became my choice of aircraft to build because in early
2006 a friend of mine from work and I began
looking at building a full on flight simulator as we are both avid
MS Flight Simulator users.
who is an engineer, has the ability (curse according to his wife) to
use the internals of a dead VCR and a windscreen wiper motor to come up
with the basics of a full motion platform. When
taking a close look at the total cost of
what we wanted to achieve, it was apparent the budget was going to
researching motion simulator information on the Internet, I came upon
an article about building an aircraft for under 10K.
was the KR2S and I immediately fell in
Here was an
aircraft I could build with my own hands, it was going to cost less
than the simulator and I could renew my license and go back flying for
and performance of the KR2S appealed to me but being the researcher
that I am, it was the online KR community that convinced me that no
matter what obstacles I faced through construction or flying, I could
always ask for and get honest opinions and assistance from those who
have gone before me.
planned KR2S will be a tail dragger of the standard dimensions but with
a laminated bent spar and AS5048/45 airfoil. The
engine will most likely be a Type IV VW.
been a change of plans on the engine choice. It will now be a
2.7lt 6 cylinder Corvair.
follows in this website is more of a construction log I guess. I’ll
photos (all reduced in size for faster loading pages) and pieces of
I make mistakes and I
am sure there will many, they will get posted and
any handy tips I learn along the way will be shared too. This
will be my version of how to build a Rand Robinson KR2S.
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