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Old 10-04-2006, 05:52 PM
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I used to fly about 15 years ago and have recently started getting back into it. Back then I bought a nose gear brake that was connected to the elevator (when you pushed forward on the elevator the nose wheel brake would engage). I have been told that they don't make them anymore, but I would really like to have one. Any ideas on where I could find one or does someone maybe have one in their stash of goodies that they would be willing to part with? Thanks

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Old 10-04-2006, 06:17 PM
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nose brakes were used mostly foe paved surfaces a long time ago when engines like the k&b greenhead 45 would only idle at about 3,000 r.p.m, most engines these days idle in the 2100 rpm range but on a paved surface could still cause a problem slowing down.I have a perigee plan somewhere that show how to make your own brake out of music wire brass tubing and monofilament fishing line.
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Old 10-04-2006, 06:53 PM
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The Du-Bro units come up on ebay from time to time.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:05 PM
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There is a brake that fits on nose wheels.. I believe it's made by Ernst.
It tightens a spring around a hub that fits in the spokes of the nose wheel.
It's pretty effective.
I wish I hadn't sold my old Du-bro brakes... Sob!
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This is a pair of the old Veco expanding shoe type for the Veco pattern wheels but sorry I don,t care to sell them.

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Old 10-05-2006, 11:03 AM
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Those are Du-Bros also.
I have one left, and am hoarding it!
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If you just want to avoid creep on idle place 2 washers made of rubber such as inner tube on either sie of the wheel and adjust your wheel collars so it just holds on idle.
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Old 10-05-2006, 07:07 PM
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Rubber O-rings do the same and work well.
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:57 PM
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I'm not wanting to avoid creep. I am wanting a true brake. I remember that it made it nice that you could check everything out without having to hold the plane and it was nice for taxiing.
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Here's a way to make your own.

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Thanks Feihu! That will work perfectly. I have looked all over for the Dubro ones and can't find them. I'll just make my own from that drawing.
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Thanks Feihu! That will work perfectly. I have looked all over for the Dubro ones and can't find them. I'll just make my own from that drawing.
cobra314, you're welcome! Kinda throght you might do that.
Keep em flyin'
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