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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby Jean Crous » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:02 pm

Now you muststill change the topic heading to "Rotax 582 powered KR 2 "
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Rotax 582 powered KR2

Postby HennivR » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:39 pm

Ha Jean,

Done!

I guess it's still close to my original intent. And now I have dual ignition, a proper Ebox etc. I think what I have now is much more reliable. The KR2 was originally designed for 60hp, so it should fly just fine at the lighter empty weight here at the coast. Hopefully I can register her as a microlight as I need to get licensed to fly once again.

I am at peace. It is everything that I've wanted & she will end up exactly as I originally intended. I'll try my best to finish her quickly. I long to fly again.

All the best,

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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby HennivR » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:09 am

Hi everyone,

Sent the owner of the Rotax 582 powered KR2 at the beginning of this thread an email asking for any advice he might have for me. This is his reply:

"Now I will tell you that you have to choose very well your propeller

In fact, I have a 3 blade , 64 inches warp drive prop, that the very warp drive factory counsil me to have
The mater is tha it fly very good, on climbing and cruising, but in time to landing , is a very quick plane and the prop increases RPM as the plane go fast, and the plane goes 100 mph in landing whit no power in the prop. So, please be carefull choosing your prop and in the very begining have a a large landing lane .

Another thing is the two radiator that you have. In my plane I have also this and the temprature always rise. So I made only one radiator with the same size the original but twice times depth (and with the same amount of pipes of both originals)

If you see my photos you will note a kind of gap just down behaind the prop, and the radiator is near close behind the gap and all arround close with ruber in orther to not allow the air flow around, and I have no problems at all."

Keep well all,

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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby HennivR » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:46 pm

My baby and her engine is finally home!

Let the fun begin.
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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby HennivR » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:17 am

Hi all,

At her new home - cleaning out seven years of Rhino Park dust. Eventually found a real jewel underneath all those dust.

After giving this some serious thought, apart from fitting the Rotax 582 in the place of a VW and adding a belly speed brake, I'm not going to change anything. I want to be in the air flying soonest. I can't wait to fly again!

We will be relocating to a house with a double garage soon - hard to work outside like this and in this August wind my two gazebos won't last so I won't even erect them.

Anyone has contact detail for an AP in the Durban area?

Cheers,

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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby Jean Crous » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:20 am

(^^) (^^) (^^) Lekker man !!
Hennie, ek moet se...daai foto met jou en die stofsuier.......iets daaraan lyk nogals reg ## ## ## :lol:
What colour scheme do you have in mind ?
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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby HennivR » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:04 am

Hi Jean,

It will be either brilliant white or cream. I do not think anyone has more KR2 photos than me. I search for more on a daily basis. I am still looking at schemes. Will simply copy a good looking one. I really like the paint jobs on the newest Stings - maybe I'll go for something similar.

I am looking at all of these schemes. Notice what the interior will look like.

All the best,

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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby Goose » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:31 pm

Hie is n paint scheme vir jou Hennie (^^)
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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby HennivR » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:09 pm

Hi Hans,

Dit lyk geat! Baie mooi aerie, dis verseker!

Jy mag nou lag, maar ek oorweeg selfs iets soos hierdie. In elkgeval, het nog tyd om mooi daaroor te besin.

Groete,

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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby HennivR » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:08 pm

From a KR2 newsletter:

"In an effort to improve interior living space, the aircraft uses a staggered seating arrangement. The stagger is accomplished by different back padding. One side uses little or no back padding . The two occupants do not sit shoulder to shoulder but are staggered by four to six inches. Much like having two reclining chairs side by side but at two different reclined angles."

I am going to build my seating like this to compensate for the lack of shoulder space. This saves me rebuilding the whole cockpit area as I did before.
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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby Goose » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:25 pm

Hennie ek het n Airie gevlieg met sulke seats in, KP5 saber of so iets hulle is nou Skyleader. Werk baie goed
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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby HennivR » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:53 pm

Dankie Hans,

Ek wil rerig hierdie keer nie te veel peuter nie, maar nog steeds seker maak dat ek en Monica ten minste pas. Ek is nie van plan om baie alleen te vlieg nie en verseker nie weer net al om die blok nie.

Groete en dankie vir daardie enjin - was rerig 'n goeie koop gewees en ek is super tevrede daarmee.

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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby HennivR » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:56 pm

Hi all,

Many builders are now opting for lighter engines for the KR2. This builder opted for the BMW engine:

http://www.masttotaalconcept.nl/kr2/

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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby HennivR » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:17 pm

Hi all,

These are absolute all photos I could find to date on the KR series:

https://app.box.com/s/5evnaqy8bjv2l6yr5fvg2v302lggcrrb

Please be so kind as to take the time to help me to expand this already huge collection by providing links where I could download even more photos.

Kind regards,
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Re: Rotax 583 powered KR2

Postby AndreJ » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:45 pm

HennivR wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:17 pm
Hi all,

These are absolute all photos I could find to date on the KR series:

https://app.box.com/s/5evnaqy8bjv2l6yr5fvg2v302lggcrrb

Please be so kind as to take the time to help me to expand this already huge collection by providing links where I could download even more photos.

Kind regards,
Hi Henni

Bly om te sien dat jy weer aan die gang is!!! Jy bogenoemde "post" het my laat wonder of jy nie so n lys kan opstel met al die Kr's in SA nie en met waar hulle hul tans bevind en in wat se toestans nie!!!

Groete

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