KIS AIRCRAFT FOR SALE
KIS TR-1 2-place aircraft:
Bernhardt KIS TR-1 Project - was flying bent a little bit - hit hard on nose gear. The gear is bent with prop strike (wood prop) wing tip damage (replacement tip available). Ray at 936-462-3977, Texas USA asking $19,000.
Steve Morton – KIS TR-1 about 95% complete all composite work finished, O-235 powered. Built by UK dealer Brian Davies, Brian imported about 13 KIS TR-1s into the UK, he also did kit assembly for some of his customers. This kit is now in New Zealand.
KIS Cruiser TR-4 4-place aircraft FOR SALE
KIS Crusier TR-4 Kit This was started by a very experienced builder, all major composite work is complete. Quality is first class throughout. Has original steerable nose gear, Lycoming motor mount and O-360 included. Asking $25,000 Located in the Cincinnati, Ohio area Call Cody Austin 512-294-4948
SOLD SOLD - William Schertz – KIS Cruiser TR-4 four place all composite. 129hrs. TT Mazda Rotary Engine 13-B with Real World Solutions conversion equipment. RD-1C planetary gear reduction unit with a 2.85:1 ratio, EC-2 Ignition and fuel injection control, EM-2 OBDII scanner, GRT EFIS with GPS, Trio 2-axis autopilot, Turn Coordinator, PMA 6000 Audio Panel, Garmin SL-30, SL-40, and GTX Transponder. Stevenville, MT, USA 630-460-8423 $60,000 Has a new owner.
John Forester – KIS Cruiser TR-4 kit project about 30% completed, very nice quality work. Has Lancair adjustable rudder pedal set. Includes Lycoming engine mount. Seller is extremely motivated to move this kit along . Oshkosh area. Wisconsin, USA Over $35,000 invested price is $negotiable Contact John on the KIS forum Google forums matronics go to homepage and select the KIS forum.
KIS Super Cruiser TR4 “Blackbird” kit for sale
This is the one and only TR4 made using all carbon fiber.
In 1999 I had recently graduated from CalPoly with an MSAERO and was working for Tri-R Technologies and Rich Trickel and Scott Stearns was working as an aerospace engineer for Scaled Composites and Burt Rutan. Burt had a freezer full of aerospace certified carbon fiber prepreg that they were not using so Scott and I bought the whole lot. I then used some of this carbon fiber to build all the parts for a TR4 kit with some fully engineered upgrades to allow for a bigger engine, higher speed, higher gross weight, lighter airframe weight, more useful load and more interior room. At that time Scott was building a TR1 also with carbon fiber wings made using the Rutan carbon fiber. Scott’s TR1 is now by far the nicest and fastest TR1 in the fleet.
About 7 years ago Scott had finished his TR1 and started building the all carbon TR4 (Blackbird). The workmanship is fantastic as you could expect from a 2-time builder and former Scaled Composites aerospace engineer. But our plans have changed and it is time to sell.
Currently the wings are fully finished and ready to go. As in fully finished I mean fully. They are in final paint (white and perfect), controls in place, wiring in place, lights in place, super long-range fuel tanks installed and sealed and control surfaces painted and ready. They have been fully fitted and just need to be bolted on to the fuselage.
The fuselage is still open to allow for systems to be installed but the bulkheads are glassed in, seats in place (will need the upholstery), controls in place, carbon fiber covered firewall in place, fuel valve in place and instrument panel mounted but simply removable and hinged for easy access. The top of the fuselage has been test fitted and the doors have been assembled with windows and fitted. The horizontal is finished and attached but can be removed for transport. The rudder and elevator are finished and final painted. The nose gear has been fitted. The main and aft spar center sections are fitted. There are provisions for both trigear and tail dragger landing gear. You can assemble it as either and change between the two at any time.
What still needs to be done: Wheels and brakes need to be bought and fitted. The panel is ready for your choice of instruments and avionics. The firewall is ready for your choice of engine. Fuselage needs to be wired and most plumbing. The fuselage top needs to be final bonded in place. The windows need to be bonded in place. The pre-fitted doors need to be bolted on. The cowling needs to be installed and the fuselage needs to be painted.
This really is the best TR4 ever for a number of reasons. The carbon fiber makes it both lighter and stronger. For example a full rollover structure was added and the carbon eliminates the need for seat bulkheads that limit room and access. The wing placement allows for an IO-540 without tail ballast. The windows are thicker for less interior noise and more protection at the higher speeds possible with the larger engine. With an IO-540 you should be able to cruise at 200mph+ (174knots) with a range of 3000 miles (2600kmiles). Yes this aircraft is made for cruising! Stall is still a nice safe low 62mph (54 knots).
Listed Price $32,000
N150JK is a KIS Cruiser TR4 built by Jerzy S Krasinski and was signed off on 9/25/2004. Originally it was equipped with a Franklin engine and had a total time of 219.0 hours in service. On August 14, 2014 there was an engine fire that destroyed the cowling and damaged about 10 sqft of the forward bottom and left side in front of the wing of the fuselage. All wiring, hoses and fittings on the front of the firewall are damaged. The remainder of the aircraft is undamaged. The firewall itself was fully protected by the stainless steel and fiberfax insulation so is not damaged. The Franklin engine and everything originally firewall forward is not included.
The panel has dual nav/coms with dual CDIs with glideslopes, mode C transponder, audio panel with marker beacon receiver, analog engine instruments and a standard 6 pack. The gyros are all electric so no vacuum system is required. Both the panel and the interior was inspired by traditional eastern block aircraft. While a bit traditional there are a bunch of interesting details like titanium fittings and fasteners.
The aircraft has all the parts including wheel pants and fairings. Included is a new carbon fiber cowling.
What needs to be done is cleaning, fiberglass repair, through the firewall wiring, plumbing, etc. repair, engine installation and some modernization of the interior and panel.
The KIS TR4 Cruiser is a fantastic all-around aircraft with good cruise speed, roomy interior, great useful load, long range and good short field performance. With the same 210hp engine as a Lancair ES the TR4 is faster in cruise, slower landing, has more useful load and more interior room. Yes, this is contrary to a lot of the specifications you find on line but was proven in actual in the air flying with both aircraft at the same time. Keep in mind that most specifications for the TR4 are with 180hp and for the Lancair ES they are with 310hp. With a 180hp O-360 you should see 175mph 75% power cruise speed at sea level in the TR4. At 8000 feet the true airspeed should be 187mph and your VFR range is over 1500 miles! This specific TR4 has long range tanks with about 90gals capacity. Stall speed is a nice safe 59 mph and takeoff distance is just 1200 feet over a 50foot obstacle.
All builders logs and airframe logs are included. Sold with a standard FAA bill of sale.
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