# KR2 and Taylormono plane

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1. Mar 14, 2018

### don january

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Decided to go with a bit stronger mounting strap for the Horz. Stab. I built one per plans and just seems a bit light so I doubled width and and ground radius on center line each side and twisted to 90 degree +/- a bit. Final twist will be on final assy. to match up rights.

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2. Mar 17, 2018

### don january

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I took a couple of KR-2 pulley's and mounted at rear of Taylor mono for aid in rudder cable exit. There will be a inspection plate just aft of the upright they are mounted to. I gusseted both sides.

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3. Mar 17, 2018

### don january

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Have worked out the route I'm going with my Elevator cables. One picture shows a hand drawing with my routing and the other shows the duel pulley and two single pulleys from the KR-2. I will add a cable retainer near the bottom side of the duel pulleys at this stage it has a retainer for both cables at the top. There will be a removable panel just ahead of the Fin to inspect single pulleys and the duel pulley will be mounted to the rear spar and can be inspected from cock pit under the sling seat that is easily removed.

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4. Mar 18, 2018

### don january

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In my last post I was going a different area with my two small pulleys and have found a safer way so this picture is I believe a better route. As you see I removed one pulley and continued on my way. P.S. the bottom pulley mounting bolt will be re-insalled and adds strength and unfortunately weight. When I did have the cable running in the close pulley configuration It did run very smooth but with great insight from a fello HBA member I was aided in seeing the light.:gig: Thanks Joe

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5. Mar 19, 2018

### don january

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This picture is of the final set up at tail end. as you can see the original problem faced was cutting into the cross member at the turtle deck station just forward of the vertical fin that is why I considered running the two pulleys close together. I believe now I can slot the c-member about 1/4 of an inch at an angel for cable clearance and I have 3/4 " to play with and probably add another c-member above for support. I have two through bolt's and a 2 1/2" stainless lag screw at top for good measure. Built new mounting bracket and added cable lock. This picture is of the stick and spar area. Nothing is bolted down yet I'm just working out clearances and mounting locations. I will have to add a cable retainer under the big pulley after the system is mounted this unit will be mounted to the floor and rear spar.

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6. Mar 20, 2018

### don january

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I increased pulley size on rear elevator area. and will mount one the same size aft of the rear spar .

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7. Mar 22, 2018

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Today I cut out my seat material and made fair leads for rudder cable's. The seat will have a 3/4 inch foam pad sewed between the two pieces with a 1/4 plywood sandwiched in also. the material for the seat is cut in one full size folded over to double thickness. Mounting is done with Alum tube of 1" and 3/4" Dia. I will add in back support with foam on seat back bulkhead.

8. Mar 25, 2018

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I tried my hand at a seat back and I guess I'll have to put some red in the paint design.:gig: I cut lighting holes or should say burned my way through with a hole saw. Then I made the seat base that will be sewn into the sling seat and also drilled lighting holes. worked on re-plying the root spars and drilling holes for control stick and seat mounting brackets. Been deciding on if I should make small fold down door panel on left side of Fus. to ease in getting in and out. At 5ft.5 inches tall it probably would be a good idea. By the way I used the base out of a day pen for a newborn that folds up and it sure is some tough stuff staple gun would not touch it. My hand still hurts from those darn screws.:cry: Got done and then remembered my cordless drill. DAAAAA!!

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9. Mar 28, 2018

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Spent most the morning sanding the WAF clean to check for surface rust and flaws and got the ply cut to size for the root spars.

10. Mar 29, 2018

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I posted these pictures to give an Idea on the metal and Alum fittings that in my case had to be made. Take note that the WAF have to be doubled for the build and thanks to Bill Clapp I have the other set. The control stick I highly recommend to use the KR-2 single stick other then the one the prints call for. I made a control stick per plans and it weighs twice as much as the KR-2. Both fittings with the duel pulleys are to guide the cables before and aft of the rear root spar some of the smaller metal fittings are for mounting the sling seat to the spar and seat bulkhead. Small pulleys will be mounted to the front of main spar for guide of the rudder pedal cables then from there into the cable wear tubes I made. Other fittings used for pulleys are in prior posts. Also I will use the control arm off the KR-2 for the Elevator as I did the rudder.

11. Mar 31, 2018

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Been looking into my instrument panel and lay out.

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12. Apr 5, 2018

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I got the root WAF's bolted on and the alignment came out so far so good. Got the aft pulley bolted down and added a stiffener spruce to help support pulley pressures. Also researching control stick bolt hole positioning. Have an old 24" bolt cutter and was wishing I could drill and make a Nico sleeve tool ??

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13. Apr 7, 2018

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Drilled and mounted Horz stab mounts and put on the brakes. Way too much movement for my taste so I inverted the fuselage and mounted some hard wood blocks along upper longerons. Picture is junk but gives the idea and while inverted I can work on Tail wheel. I will go with Alum angle and possible slot the upper angle holes to adjust incidence. Those stock mount straps are a pain in the a. blocks will have counter sunk stainless screws added horizontally along longaron and uprights just a few each side for safety and strength.

14. Apr 11, 2018

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Have the good fortune of placing a piece of Ag Cat spray plane to the T-mono. A friend of mine had some 6061 t-6 angle that came of a recked Ag Cat and I was able to make some real strong and efficient mounts for the Horz. Stab. and while the plane was inverted I'd figured I'd grab a picture to show off those pretty lines the T-Mono has. The Ag Cat parts mainly added for memory of my father who sprayed for 33 years. One step closer. Soon the weather will allow me to take it out side and take all the parts and start putting them in place for final rigging. I have to say it's rather exiting to look around and see all the parts I have built and I can almost see light at the end of this part of the build. Soon FWF and finish up the wings. Who knows maybe it will see air venture this year.

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15. Apr 15, 2018

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Got things dialed in and started drilling. Should be firm and safe. The fin covers the mount area so hope to work in a tight seal in that area and have access to the mount bolt's from top.

16. Apr 15, 2018

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Working on upper cockpit entry area. Made small side doors and will mount permanently with pad and leather stitched around the radius. hope for a look like this when finished.

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17. Apr 29, 2018

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Investigating cowling fit. Worked on Elevator hinge's

18. Jun 12, 2018

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Got to the controls and cable's and some hinges and for some reason the build came to a slow pace???? I looked the situation over and found what many if not most come into to bring the brakes on in the build. It is not the money or the time needed it's the drive that moves the build to the next step. I'd have to guess that most builder's like me have to transition to another phase of the build and it takes time to get your thought process locked into rather it a wood project or metal such as a fuel tank. My Taylor is getting ready for fuel tank and cowling fit and then I will complete the sheeting of the Fuselage. Wing's are setting in the Wing's waiting. For all those flyer's out there that keep looking over the selection I'd say pick one and go for it and be happy with what ya got.

19. Jun 29, 2018

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Picked up a airspeed indicator, RPM gauge, CHT/EGT today and will check on what way to mount. Pictures to come. Got Elevator ready for cable's and look's to be I may half to cut cowling down center line and remove 2" over all to fit fire wall. Thought's are to add piano hinge down center line and have Cam lock's on cheek cowl center. Have throttle cable in work but not ready. Starting to cover turtle deck and access panel for elevator pulley near stern post. Looking for right leather and pad for cockpit opening. DJ

20. Jul 8, 2018

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