TYPE: Side-by-side kitbuilt.
PROGRAMME: Designed by Rich Trickle and Vance Jaqua. First flown 1991 and initially known as Tri-R KIS; name derived from 'keep it simple'. Programme sold to Pulsar in 1999; new owner modifying design with revised canopy (rear-hinged or sliding) and empennage.
CURRENT VERSIONS: TR-1: Tricycle landing gear version, as decribed.
TD: Tailwheel version, introduced 1992; powered by 88.0 kW (118 hp) Textron Lycoming O-235-C1B; seven flying by end of 1996.
CUSTOMERS: At least 31 (24 tricycle and seven tailwheel) flying by 2002.
COSTS: Basic kit US$24,950, without engine, avionics, propeller, spinner, upholstery, battery, instruments and paint (2003).
DESIGN FEATURES: Conventional low-wing monoplane of composites construction. Upturned wingtips and sharply tapered fin. Quoted build time 1,000 hours.
FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Horn-balanced rudder and elevators, latter with trim tab.
STRUCTURE: Constructed of high-temperature epoxy pre-impregnated GFRP/CFRP premoulded components, with either Divinycell or honeycomb core. All metal components prewelded or premachined. Aerofoil NACA 63215 slightly modified.
LANDING GEAR: Non-retractable, with single wheels and cantilever main legs; optional speed fairings. Tricycle or tailwheel versions available. Matco wheels and brakes; McCreary 5.00-5 tyres. Tricycle version has steerable nosewheel.
POWER PLANT: One piston engine driving a two- or three-blade propeller: typically 88 kW (118 hp) Textron Lycoming O-235-C1B; 93 kW (125 hp) Teledyne Continental IO-240; and 119 kW (160 hp) Textron Lycoming O-320. Alternatives include 88.0 kW (118 hp) Aeromaxx 100, 59.7 kW (80 hp) Limbach L2000 and 74.6 kW (100 hp) Fire Wall Forward CAM 100 four-cylinder converted Honda motorcar engine. Fuel capacity 95 litres (25.0 US gallons; 20.8 Imp gallons); optionally 129 litres (34.0 US gallons; 28.3 Imp gallons) for Lycoming- and Continental-powered versions.
ACCOMMODATION: Two, side by side. Upward-hinged door each side.