The KR 1 is a really small aircraft. Its length is 12 feet 9 inches (3.89 metres) and its wingspan is 17 feet (5.17 metres), and its wing area is 62 square feet (5.74 square metres). Its empty weight is 375 pounds (170 Kg) and its MAUW is 750 pounds (340 Kg). Maximum speed is 200 MPH (320 Km/hr).
The photos are from the Keith Morris collection.
ZK-EKT (c/n AACA/451) was built by Bob Maisey of Taupo, and was first registered on 18/9/78. It had very smooth lines with its in-line Walter Mikron engine which was out of Tipsy Belfair ZK-BGZ (another interesting aircraft to blog - it was written off after a crash at Rotorua in December 1956). It was named Miss Taupo and it is photo'd here at the 1982 AACA flyin at Taupo. Bob Maisey flew a lot of hours in ZK-EKT and then sold it to his sons R R and G B Maisey, also of Taupo, on 18/9/96.