Father and Son building a KR-2S PH-TDB

Last update 31-12-2019

She is finished!!!!!

First flight 29 april 2019. (Pictured by Niels Borcharding)


Klik here for video of first flight

The start of building

In 1984 my dad decided to build his own plane. So a dream was born to build the KR-2. He worked on it a few years and than stopped, worked on it for a few more years and than stopped, etc, etc, etc.
After a few years, I (Steph) got interested and started working together with my dad. We designed a few modification to improve the aircraft. Then in the year 2000 I bought a very old house and we had to stop the KR-2 (for restoration of the house), the plan was for one year, but …… not until 2004 was the work started again on the KR.
To build the KR-2 you have to design a lot by your self. In these days of the internet you can get a lot of info from your friends on the KR-net. I think if the internet had been around in the late 80’s we wouldn’t have made our own canopy, or wouldn’t have design al lot if other thing and certainly made the fuselage 14” longer from the start.
My dad was build in the year 1942, married and is now retired. In his job he get an accident, in 1996 felt down he tried to fly without wings from 5 meters and almost died. After a few years we picked up our project. Flying by him self is no option anymore, because of the accident he can’t get a medical anymore.
Steph was build in 1970. Has a girlfriend. Works for an airliner as a sheet metalworker. Likes flying and doing some aerobatics. I’m working one day a week on the plane, rest off the week I’m still busy with the restoration of my house.
The house finished in 2015, so time for the last run to finish our plane. The first flight was at 29 april 2019

Empty weight: 690LB.
Gross weight: 1200LB.
Engine BMW R1200
Fuel consumption: about 14 ltr an hour (needs testing)
Prop: 62inch inflight adjustable
Climb about: 1500+FT with 2 pax (needs testing for final number)
Speed: 150+KTS (stopped at 150 KTS needs test)
Instruments: Glass cockpit with a few steam gages