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StRaNgEdAyS

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I started to do some preliminary drawings to see if it was feasable to put the Rotec R-2800 radial engine onto a KR2S.
Unfortunately, the upper and lower cylinders protrude a little too far out of the standard line for eaily be swept into a smooth shape without extensive modifications :wail:
It was a nice thought, now I guess it's back to the auto conversions or a Corvair... :rolleyes:
 

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Johnny luvs Biplanes

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StRaNgEdAyS, go with the Corvair (I,ve just bought one) as it is proven in the Rand. It is a superb engine and cheap to build, maintain and run, very small too! Use William Wynne's plans for the conversion and you won't go wrong.
Cheers
John :)
 

StRaNgEdAyS

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The added advantage of the Corvair is it appears to be relatively inexpensive to purchase! Another KR builder here in Oz got one sent from the USA at considerably less than the cost of a comparable Jabiru engine!
 

StRaNgEdAyS

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Yes :D That's going to be one very nice plane when it is finished!
It was veiwing Mark Langfords' site and the other aircraft on the associated KRnet that led to my decision to buy these plans when they came up.
 
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