ZS-WPX Project

Kend Rand designed his KR-1 in 1972, he also pioneered a state-of-the-art foam-and-fiberglass composite construction method which has now become standard in homebuilt, commercial, and military aircraft.

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Re: ZS-WPX Project

Unread post by giarc64 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:19 am

thanks Andre. looking forward to seeing your KR2 finished soon aswell
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Unread post by giarc64 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:21 am

decided to put some checkers on the rudder and a nice KR2 logo on the side of the fus near the firewall.
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Unread post by bullet » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:15 am

Your KR looks beautiful Craig, congratulations! =D>
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Re: ZS-WPX Project

Unread post by FLYBOY OBD » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:13 pm

Hallo,Craig!The Kr looks great!! =D> Let me know when it is going to tedderfield!
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Unread post by GerhardRossouw » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:29 pm

It`s looking stunning Craig! :mrgreen:
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Unread post by giarc64 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:02 pm

Thanks Gents for the kind words. Appreciated as always

update:

time to take the KR to the airfield. Big thank you to Carlton (FlyKr) who helped me load the KR onto the trailer and take it to Tedderfield. what a job and stressful aswell. Offloaded the KR on Saturday and then fitted teh wings on sunday. Did a full power run to check the engine. 1st run was full power for 5 min . Temps ,pressures all good and getting 3000rpm with a 43 pitch prop. This will unload to around 3300 rpm which should give me around 140mph cruise. did a 2nd run also for 5 min. have a small flat spot between 1200 and 1800 rpm, but very responsive and smooth between 2000 and 3000rpm. will need to play with the mixtures and timing.

a couple of items to attend to before doing the w&b and getting the AP out for the inspection. Then paperwork for CAA and start with the taxi tests. Finally getting closer to day she flies again.

very exciting times.

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Unread post by giarc64 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:06 pm

and m ore from sunday
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Re: ZS-WPX Project

Unread post by GerhardRossouw » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:23 pm

WPX is looking good Graig! Well done... =D>
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Unread post by PJL » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:19 am

Agree, she looks better than new. Craig please tell me when you are going to do the maiden flight as I am keen to fly up to Tedders to witness it!!!?
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Unread post by AndreJ » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:58 pm

Baie geluk Craig!! Ek is skoon jaloers!!! Uitstekend!! :wink: :!: =D>
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Unread post by giarc64 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:31 pm

Thanks Pete,Andre and Gerhard for the kind words.

I was at the airfield today,went for a nice flip in the cubby.

I then changed the tyres on the KR2. Carlton came to help me set the timing and the air/fuel mixture. She is now running super sweet and temps and pressures all in check.

I have to re-design the bottom and top cowl for clearance purposes. Fits nice when engine is cold but when exhaust is hot and inlet manifolds are hot the cowl starts to bubble.

So I will be doing some more fiber glass work.

Pete I will let you know when I am ready to fly her.

I think it will be around Nov /Dec. I still have to do some minor things, do the weight and balance and get the AP's to check her out to get the ATF. then some taxi tests followed by the first flight.

Getting very exciting.

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Unread post by PJL » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:23 pm

Thanks mate!!!

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Re: ZS-WPX Project

Unread post by JvTonder » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:27 am

giarc64 wrote:
I have to re-design the bottom and top cowl for clearance purposes. Fits nice when engine is cold but when exhaust is hot and inlet manifolds are hot the cowl starts to bubble.

Getting very exciting.

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Get some fire retardant material you use on the fire wall and some glue and paste it on the cowl were it gets to hot?

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Re: ZS-WPX Project

Unread post by Axwund » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:08 am

WPX is looking fab Craig, well done boet!

Cant wait to see it airborne again.

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