Hi there and welcome to kiwikr.co.nz. This site has been created as an on-line builders log to track the construction of my Rand Robinson KR2S aircraft. Navigating the site is hopefully fairly self explanatory, basically the three main tabs above, each contain sub tabs which link to pages with related content. To report any problems with the site or to make comments or suggestions please email me at gavin.magill@gmail.com. I hope you enjoy the site.

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Mark Langford
Sonex Aircraft
Auckland SAA
NZ Warbirds
22 September 2009

Build Progress Summary
Trimmed the port skin to match the fuselage frame over the week then filled the staple holes and sanded the port skin smooth. Daylight saving kicks in this coming weekend so I am hoping to get a bit more time on the build front.

Goals For The Coming Week
- Glue the starboard skin to the fuselage frame.
- Trim the starboard skin to match the fuselage frame.
- Cut and glue together the bottom skin for the fuselage.

Recent News off the KRNet
The KR Gathering was pretty eventful for those who attended. Two KR's crashed on the way to Mount Vernon airport but fortunately both pilots survived the crashes although both with injuries which required hospitalisation. My thoughts and best wishes for a quick recovery go out to both pilots involved. Both aircraft involved have effectively been written off as the images below show. The weather also made life difficult for those trying to return home after the event.
Links to local newspaper articles about the crashes and the Gathering are listed below.

Images from the crashed aircraft.
N4DD Before - N4DD After -

N4207Z Before - N4207Z After -

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