kinner k-5 radial

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kinner k-5 radial

Post by kinnerk5 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:51 pm

hello, I'm so happy to find this group. my next build is going to be powered by a 1930s era kinner 5 cylinder radial 100hp. I have the complete engine that was re built and crated back in the 80s. does anyone here have any experience with a radial powered airboat? right now I'm in the collecting phase for the project. I live in Wilmington NC. but will be buying a house this summer, my apartment complex will not allow boats to be parked here. and will not allow work to be done either.

thanks in advance
pete...

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Re: kinner k-5 radial

Post by Uhairball » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:52 pm

got any pics?

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Re: kinner k-5 radial

Post by kwanjangnihm » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:09 pm

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a little something to wet your appetite! :thumbleft:
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Re: kinner k-5 radial

Post by mwood7800 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:27 am

Not enough horsepower to do anything with.

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Re: kinner k-5 radial

Post by kinnerk5 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:03 am

I don't have pics of the motor I'm in north Carolina, and the motor is still in new Hampshire. I know about the search function just wanted to know if anyone was currently doing anything with radials not 5yrs ago. how is 100hp not enough? I built an airboat with a 65hp power plant. and did it great.

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Re: kinner k-5 radial

Post by kinnerk5 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:06 am

that sound of a radial engine never gets old. thanks for posting that

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Re: kinner k-5 radial

Post by mwood7800 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:25 pm

The Kenner weights 250 lbs. it would look cool but not to practical.

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Re: kinner k-5 radial

Post by kinnerk5 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:26 am

didn't realize it weighed that much. I guess the size of the boat able to handle the weight of everything and a passenger or two it would be a bit of a dog.

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Re: kinner k-5 radial

Post by rjfjr » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:05 pm

What is something like that worth

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Re: kinner k-5 radial

Post by fjdrill » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:21 pm

Price would depend on who overhauled it, complete log books,how it was stored/pickled and what accessaries are with it. Also what model. I'm thinking it cost around $15-18k to overhaul to A/C standards. There is a guy named Al Ball in California that is the go to/guru on those. Might lookup Ryan aircraft group since they use them

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Re: kinner k-5 radial

Post by kinnerk5 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:46 pm

it's a complete package. fully rebuilt yellow tagged ready to go. the person who owns it lost interest in their project. got it for a great deal was pickled around 25yrs ago

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