Who flies the KR2 regularly two-up?

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Who flies the KR2 regularly two-up?

Unread post by Henni » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:14 am

Hi all,

Who of you fly your KR2 regularly two up? If so, what engine are you using and what is the performance like in this configuration? Also, what is your minimum runway requirements?

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Re: Who flies the KR2 regularly two-up?

Unread post by krjockey » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:18 pm

Short answer.......nobody.
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Re: Who flies the KR2 regularly two-up?

Unread post by Henni » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:00 pm

What?

You mean to tell me none of you use that able machine to take your spouses places to! What's the main reason, is it too small inside, is the cg the problem or is the performance just THAT marginal two up? Is any of the above only because of our altitude or is it the same in other parts of the world as well?

If any of you should build a KR2 again with two occupants in mind, what would you change?

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Re: Who flies the KR2 regularly two-up?

Unread post by krjockey » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:26 pm

Well, as far as I can tell there are only two KR Pilots up here in the north that regularly fly at the moment, being Willie and Carlton and from what they told me they both fly one-up.
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Re: Who flies the KR2 regularly two-up?

Unread post by Rudix » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:00 pm

Hi Ferdi, nice to see you here!

Henni, I know in the USA many guys fly 2 up, maybe one of the reasons we see it less seldom around here is that many of our runways are a bit shorter than in the USA?

The British couple did fly 2 up plus LOTS of luggage and even a raft at one point from the UK to Australia in a standard KR2 with a 80hp Jabiru engine.

It also depends a lot on the size/weight of the 2 people....

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Re: Who flies the KR2 regularly two-up?

Unread post by krjockey » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:34 pm

Hi Rudi, Henni......

It can obviously be done and most of us have at one stage or another. The odd flip or short cross country is no problem. a KR just fly so much nicer when it is lighter. I would not recommend the KR as a two seat tourer though, but maybe Im getting old.

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Re: Who flies the KR2 regularly two-up?

Unread post by Henni » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:25 am

Hi al,

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