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KOBUS DE WET'S AVIATION AND KR-2 PAGES  

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      Super Marine Spitfire. To my mind one of the classic aircraft of all times.    

  Oh she was a beauty and we did some fancy flying. Her only problem was that she was very slow and her range was also very poor My first microlight. The funny thing is that I bought her from a guy by the name of Dave Smith The KR-2, I bought from Nick Smith.  

  Some of the other microlights at a gathering at Fisantekraal ('85 or '86)


For those who I have not told it yet I am the very happy (poor) owner of a KR-2, which I bought from the original owner. When I first saw her (14 Dec 1996) she was standing in a hangar at the Stellenbosch airfield and looked very sad. I have since moved her to my garage and are presently at the stage where I can say that it will be only a week or two maybe more before I will take her to Fisantekraal airfield to start doing engine runs and taxi tests. Here are a few low grade pictures of what she looked like before I started working on her.  Presently I am busy changing the air supply to carburettors as the system that was installed was a bit of a basket case like most of the systems on the aircraft. The brakes (cable on heal pedals) will be difficult to operate so I am installing a toe brake pedals on the rudder pedals.  

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     A great deal of work has gone into this project so far and I hope that all the work was not to no avail. My friend Louis Frouws, also a KR-2 (ZS-ULX) builder and owner, will be flying her on her first flight, as he has some 200 hrs on type. I still have to convince the Department of Civil Aviation that I am still competent of holding the stick. Lucky enough they have decided that my previous flying experience is enough to let me re-do my license in only 15 hrs and on my own aircraft. This I will do on the Stellenbosch Flying Club's Citabria, which will give me more confidence as far as operating a tail dragger.

 

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Last update 02 April 2000