Rotor Brake

Gaylon

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Hey All,


My Falcon has no rotor brake. I would like to hear some ideas on making one for it.


Thanks


Gaylon
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If it will fit , why not just buy a Wunderlick unit?
 

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Gaylon

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Hey, I like that Idea. I don't see why it wouldn't work. Do they have a web sight?


Thanks


Gaylon
 
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Gaylon

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Does anyone have the phone number or information to them???


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Gaylon
 

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His ad is always in the PRA mag. If you don't have one I will get you the #. No website. Air Command also has them. Brock has them also. I think they are pretty much universal but take some measurements before you call & ask them if it will work. Good Luck.
 

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call dick wunderlich at 815-838-0450. but with skills you can make one. Mine was not heavy enought for my 2 place and my dentist made me one.

Yes my dentis he is a pro on tool and die machining
Chuck P.
 

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Hey Guys,


Thanks for the number, and other replies. I don't have a PRA mag. I used to have a bunch, but gave them away. I renewed my membership, but some how have be left off the mailing list. I have called and emailed to no avail. But, that is a different matter :confused: What did you do with your old one?


Thanks Again

L8R

Gaylon
 
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Gaylon

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Hey Guys,

I just spoke with Dick. A roto brake for my gyro is $56.00 plus S/H. Well worth it. The only problem I can see is making a control for it. My Falcon is enclosed, so the pull rope won't work.

Thanks


L8R


Gaylon
 

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?what do you mean rope. is just push forward the stick and the pad will hit the front tower pushing up the brake pad.
Chuck :confused:
 

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Rotor Brake

Hi Galon,
What comes to mind on something other than rope. There is a pull twist and lock T-handle that ,I believe, uses a wire cable. That would or could work pretty slick especially through an enclosure.

http://www.push-pull.com/products/product_1.htm

I also think there's one in the wag-aero catalog.
T-handle I-833-000 (5foot) and I-833-100 (7foot) about $32 plus
 

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Gaylon,

The Wunderlich break does not use a rope or anything to operate the brake. You just push the cyclic stick forward to the full extent which engages the rotor brake. I and many other "fix" the rotor brake actuator (round nylon piece - cut off a little shorter so it does not engage until the stick is all the way forward) in place so it is always ready to work when the stick is pushed.
 

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Hey Dave,

Cool, Thanks. Chuck, the one that I saw had a rope and a T handle like for a go cart engine. You pulled on the rope to apply the brake. I think I understand that you can also set it up like your saying for full forward stick. That's interesting. Ken I didn't see your post until I posted. I understand now :)


Thanks

Gaylon
 
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