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Rand KR-2


The KR-2 is a two-place version of the KR-1 and is generally similar in construction. The low wings are removable, the main gear is retrac-table and the tailwheel is steerable. With a stock 1600-cc engine, cruise speed is 140 mph. With a 2100-cc turbocharged VW conver-sion, cruise is 180 mph at 3200 rpm. To achieve simplicity of con-struction, the airplane is designed so that no machining or welding is required in building the airframe. The cost and construction time is minimized by using a combination of wood, polyurethane foam, fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin. The result is a structurally strong, clean, hard surface and an exceptionally fast airplane for the power used. All new premolded fiberglass parts have been developed to speed the building time for the KR-2. Luxury upholstery kits are also available and can be simply snapped into position.

First flown in July 1974.




Ken Rand, in 1974, commenced marketing plans and kits for the single seat KR-1 and two-place KR-2. Instant acceptance saw 9000 plans and kitsets sold within the first five years.

As with all KR's, the KR-2 is equipped with removable wings, and choice of retractable, fixed conventional, or tricycle gear.

Boshoff SB2

Engine: VW 2100, 76 hp
Length: 14' 6"
Wing Span: 20' 8"
Total Wing Area: 80 sq. ft.
Empty weight: 480 lbs.
Gross weight: 900 lbs.
Useful load: 420 lbs.
Baggage capacity: 35 lb
Take off distance: 350 ft.
Landing distance: 900 ft.
Stall Speed: 52 mph / 42 kt
Maximum Speed, Vne: 200 mph / 160 kt
Cruise Speed: 180 mph
Max flap speed: 96 kt / 120 mph
Range: 1600 miles (35 gal. fuel)
Rate of Climb (light): 1200 fpm
Rate of Climb (gross): 800 fpm @ 60 kt / 75 mph
Service ceiling: 15,000 ft.
Fuel: 12-60 US gal.
Fuel consumption: US3.8 gph
Seats: 2
Width at shoulders: 38 in
Width at Hips: 36 in

Landing gear: Fixed conventional or trigear, or retractable conventional

Engine: VW 1834
Length: 14ft 4in
Span: 20ft 2in
Wing area: 82 sq.ft.
Empty wt: 480 lb
Gross wt: 900 lb
Top speed: 180 mph
Cruise speed: 170 mph
Stall speed: 42 mph
Seats: 2 side-by-side

Engine: VW 1600
Empty wt: 420 lbs
Max wt: 800 lb
Fuel cap: 12 USG
Top speed: 150 mph
Cruise speed: 140 mph
Stall: 42 mph
Seats: 2
Length: 14 ft 4 in
Wing span: 20 ft 2 in


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