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Old Oct 15, 2013, 05:22 AM
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Send me the landing gear, and brake/wheel set and I will do the work for you, just pay the shipping

Done!

PM me your mailing address. Thanks very much!!
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Old Oct 18, 2013, 10:58 PM
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dgfinch,

As it turns out, all I had to do was remove the axle that came with the wheel/brake assembly. It consists of basicly 3 parts, the electromagnet hub, which has 2 setscrews to retain the axle, the wheel/tire, which has a steel disc inside, and the axle, which has a head like a nail and is insterted all the way through the wheel and hub, retained by the aforementioned setscrews. The axles on your landing gear happened to be the same diameter roughly as the axles, one assembly fit right away and the other just needed a little coaxing with a no 22 drill. I then used the wheel collars you sent with the gear to secure the wheels, and done! I did also dremel/file flats on the gear axles so those wheel collars wont accidently come off, and blue loctited all the setscrews.
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Old Oct 21, 2013, 11:00 AM
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That sounds GREAT! I hope you were able to take photographs for the benefit of those people who have been following this thread. If the brakes work with standard axles, I can see a bunch of people following your mod.

Can't wait to try them out!! Thanks for you work.
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Old Oct 27, 2013, 07:42 PM
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Please atach pictures......

Have to do the same for a new project, turbine conversion long ez 46 and for sure will need the breaking power.

Cheers.

Juan
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Old Oct 27, 2013, 10:32 PM
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Sorry, I didnt take any pics and they're back in Damians hands by now. Really nothing to it, losen the setscrews and you'll see how they fit together. These were a direct fit on a 5/32 Dubro axle, I dont know what brand the wheel/brakes were.
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Old Oct 28, 2013, 05:21 PM
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I failed to provide the link in the original post. Here it is http://tinyurl.com/ocqyzro

I had a chance to fly the Das Ugly Stik with these installed today. What a HOOT! Land, apply the brakes and be prepared to stop right-damn-now. I giggled every time. They really work great. Highly suggested for tricycle gear, but I am sure they would flip a taildragger :-)

Thanks again for David Hogue's work. His tips above will make them work with any tricycle gear. Highly recommended, two thumbs way up!!



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Old Nov 20, 2013, 08:29 AM
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Hello dgfinch,

I have a question for you. Seeing that you have used these electric brakes on your main wheels did you have any concerns with uneven braking to either wheel which would tend to veer your plane left or right? I am considering buying them for a large EDF project but I wonder how they preform without adjustments to each individual wheel. Thanks in advance for your reply.

Dean
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 09:01 AM
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I have never experienced that problem. To tell the truth, the only concern I have is the tires. The brakes are very effective, but after 40 or so stops my once rounded tires have turned into square sided tires. Won't be a problem for another hundred or so flights, but then I will have to think about some sort of re-tread solution since the tires and wheels are on piece units.

No uneven braking though. And they really work!
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 03:57 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply dgfinch. I think I will try them out on my build. Maybe by the time we need replacement rubber they will offer them.

Thanks again,
Dean
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