|Sep 17, 2010, 08:28 AM|
The Brass Monkey
Thought you guys would like to see my EXPERIMENTAL. It’s a highly modified KR1.
Revmaster 2100 CC Turbo VW w/ constant speed prop.
Cruise: 130 knts. Top: 140knts. Stall: 61 knts.
EW: 951 lbs. (Heavy! Thus its name.) Gross: 1460 (Both wings are fuel tanks).
Gave it to a UPS captain buddy.
I finished building it in a 10’x20’ self storage cubicle. At the time, another block of storage units were being built in the compound and the contractor would often stop by to check on my progress. One day he asked me if I would take $500.00 (1985 $’s) to put his company name on the airplane for the first flight.
How long do you think it took me to answer that request?
Paid two year’s insurance premiums! I flew it around Va. for a month w/ his name on the tail.
Takeoff 12:30 PM, Sunday, head to Hatteras. Wave to everybody on the fishing piers, land. Dip in the big pond w/ lighthouse backdrop. Back home by 6:00 PM.
What a blast!
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