Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration 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: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by giarc64 » Sun May 11, 2014 11:58 pm

congrats Carlt. glad u didnt have to cut up the cowl as per our discussions.

did u raise the gear? what speeds did u get?

in the UK at the moment.

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Re: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by FlyKR » Mon May 12, 2014 9:05 am

Howzit Boet, yes I did retract the gear she gets up to 150mph on the GPS @ 3200 rpm 28inch manifold pressure balls to the wall.... I have a stopper on the throttle to prevent over boosting on take off if I remove the stopper I should be able to boost a bit more she should top out @ 160mph which is about right for the pitch prop fitted.
Overall she flys beautifully, I can see why Sakkie liked this plane so much however the landing are a challenge it floats a lot more than mine and it seems to have a tendency to dart off to the left @ the end of the landing roll. :shock:

PS. How's thing in the UK?
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Re: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by Henni » Tue May 13, 2014 1:03 pm

Hi FlyKR,

Elated to hear that Sakkie's dream lives on. You've done him proud, that's for sure.

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Re: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by FlyKR » Tue May 13, 2014 7:11 pm

It's been a real honor and privilege to restore this plane to her former glory, it's been a lot of work and taken me nearly three years to get the job done but at the end of the day I did it to honor the man who originally built it. One day when I can no longer fly I will donate it to a museum as I feel it's a part of South Africa's aviation history....if only we had a EAA museum.
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Re: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by krjockey » Thu May 15, 2014 9:18 am

Well done Carlton. Would be nice to see UKU at Nylstroom.
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Re: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by FlyKR » Thu May 15, 2014 7:03 pm

Howzit F, will try my best to be there. Hopefully we'll see some more KRs there this year.
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Re: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by giarc64 » Sun May 25, 2014 9:47 pm

Took some vids of Carlton flying UKU.

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TAKEOFF


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Fantastic seeing this KR2 flying now. it has been a long hard road full of frustrations, but Carlton has done an amazing job on this plane.

I need to really get my arse into gear and get my own KR2 ZS -WPX flying now.
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Re: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by FlyKR » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:08 pm

Some pics from the early days :D
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Re: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by JONAHFLYHIGH » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:59 am

Great seeing this aircraft. We are restoring a KR2, or half built KR with a one piece wing. I want to make it a 1 seater and add the wings tips like Sakkies aircraft, where can I get the molds, or how do I do this

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Re: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by AndreJ » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:50 am

Morning Andre'

Phone Peter Eich 082 953 5488. He do have some moulds for the KR

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Unread post by JONAHFLYHIGH » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:59 am

Thanks Andre, will phone him
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Re: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by flysouth » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:25 pm

FlyKR wrote:Howzit Boet, yes I did retract the gear she gets up to 150mph on the GPS @ 3200 rpm 28inch manifold pressure balls to the wall.... I have a stopper on the throttle to prevent over boosting on take off if I remove the stopper I should be able to boost a bit more she should top out @ 160mph which is about right for the pitch prop fitted.
Overall she flys beautifully, I can see why Sakkie liked this plane so much however the landing are a challenge it floats a lot more than mine and it seems to have a tendency to dart off to the left @ the end of the landing roll. :shock:

PS. How's thing in the UK?
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Those speeds are about right - I raced with Sakkie at an early Welkom Airshow back in the 80s when we put on an impromptu pylon race (live dangerously, why not??) and he and I were neck and neck not 30 feet apart at 50 feet AGL hitting a maximum at times of 160 mph TAS. I was flying Grumman AA1A modified with a 150 hp Lycoming motor.

Later I flew with Sakkie in the KR at the Nelspruit Airshow and could not believe the control sensitivity in pitch of the KR.

Looks like you did a great job with this airie Carlton - and yes, it should be preserved.
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Re: Sakkie Halgreen’s – ZS-UKU restoration project

Unread post by FlyKR » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:38 pm

Today I went out to Heidelberg on a little cross country (the engine is still in the testing phase so venturing out away from home base is a little hard on my nerves) but she ran perfectly. The air was nice and smooth so I applied more power and settle into a nice cruise of 170mph @ 3500 rpm 30inch boost,I don't think she will go much faster with the current prop 3600rpm is really the limit before the tips reach the speed of sound.
Tomorrow I'll fly out to Parys to test the fuel used per hour, I can't wait :D
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