Robert Pesak's awesome "Experimental" KR2S

Robert Pesak's Continental O-200 Powered KR2S

Robert Pesak has "passed on", but his KR2S is now cared for by Victor Taylor. .

The writeup below was made for Robert Pesak to sell his plane, so there are some mentions that it is for sale, but it's already been sold to Victor Taylor (2023). Still, reading about the process and seeing the photos below should be an inspiration to all who are considering building an exceptional Experimental airplane. Robert's effort was certainly "over the top", with no expense spared, and no amount of effort for perfection left out.

As you can see from the photos below, the careful construction and attention to detail is phenomenal...."beyond reproach". There have been several improvements made to the standard KR2S plans, including longer wings, longer vertical and horizontal stabilizers, and longer and wider fuselage, more robust nosewheel, hydraulic toe brakes, etc. This KR is "upsized" a bit to easily fit two normally sized human beings, unlike the standard plans-built KR2S. It also has some unique construction features, such as the one-piece spar construction with dihedral beginning at the fuselage, and continuous to the tip, yielding more effective dihedral characteristics, and improved directional stability. The wing uses the "new" (designed for the KR2S) AS5046 airfoils from root to tip, for lower drag and improved performance, without degrading stall speed or stall characteristics. Cruise speed is 150 mph. Split flaps are electrically deployed to provide both lift and drag for short runway landings. Trim is electric.

The Continental O-200 has 650 hours on it since major overhaul. As the photos show, it has a new Skytec starter, Plane Power alternator, oil filter, and other improvements over the original O-200 design. It leaks no oil, and has a sealed lead acid Odyessey AGM battery. The engine is gravity fed by a 4.5 gallon header tank, with fuel transferred from two 8.5 gallon wing tanks, for a total of 21.5 gallons of fuel capacity.

The panel has a Dynon EFIS-D6 with autopilot, iFly GPS 740, dual frequency Flightline FL-760 radio with intercom, transponder, ADSB in and out, lots of engine and flight instrumention, and variable panel lighting (red). Strobes are Whelen's, with LED nav and landing lights.

Since this plane is "amateur built" in the Experimental Category, the buyer can do all the maintenance on the plane and engine, and is only required to have a "condition inspection" annually by an A&P.