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Old 01-31-2015, 03:15 AM
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Lube or don't lube?

First time I've used these and could do with some help. Valve is the Airpower EV 1 U and there is a separate air tank for the brakes so I can vary the pressure.

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Old 01-31-2015, 03:34 AM
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DISK..... Don't lube.
There is no "O" ring involved.
Old 01-31-2015, 12:23 PM
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I always use another tank for my brakes, but I use the up6 valve. I have this same valve and it seems to use a lot of air so go with a medium tank if its by itself and a large if you tie it in with gear doors or some other function. Dont lube, if you have a problem with locking up and flat spots I would recommend just switching to the up6 or another valve, but this is just my opinion.
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Malcom,

I've have several SM jets and find their brakes to be some of the most consistent and effective of all of the air activated braking systems available. I also use the UP6 valve, which works great. You will find that there is a "D" shaped O ring on the brake hub. It pushes out against the metal discs which push against the wheel. I have been placing a very thin film of O ring lube on the "D" shaped O ring. This avoids any lockup or pulling side to side. As Harley and Keith have mentioned, do NOT put lube on the stainless discs or the discs with the pads attached. I believe that you'll be very happy with the SM brakes.
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Thanks guys, have a UP6 in my F18 and it works well. Also have an Airpower all electric valve setup in my L39 which also works well. Will try the Skymaster brakes with the Airpower valve and change it if any problems.

Malcolm

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