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Old Jul 28, 2009, 06:09 PM
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remember even the heavier electra isn't running big heavy aluminum wheels and big brakes

Barry do you own a set of BVM wheels/tires/brakes? Your statement is sort of general. Most all the planes I have seen in the Electra size (and up)use brakes. If you have a super long landing field you could probably get away without brakes on any plane.....however.....most flyers don't have a field for landing these heavy(I said heavy) planes onto and the Spark is a heavy plane for it's size. You are right about not adding anymore weight but then you take a chance of tearing the LG out of the plane by running off a short there you go. The BVM brake/tire/wheel is a very lite setup...would I install them on a Spark.....Nope not unless I needed brakes.

I probably would not worry about brakes on the Spark unless I had a very short runway. I have the BVM brakes/wheels/tires on my F-86 and they work very well indeed and I do need the brakes for the Sabre.
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