Re: Q1 wheels and brake system options
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From: 'Robert and Deb Bounds' rebounds@... [Q-LIST]
Cc: Marc Zeitlin
Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 3:26 pm
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Q1 wheels and brake system options
Some of the Q-1’s were modified to larger wheels and it makes them operable on grass which is a good thing in tail draggers. The tire scrubber brakes are a joke. I always said that they give you something to do while you’re waiting for the plane to slow down. I would definitely upgrade your plane to bigger wheels with real brakes.
(250 hrs in a Q-1)
I'm finishing up a mostly-complete Q1 project (actually Marc Zeitlin
is doing most of the work) and am interested in the group's opinions
on the suitability of the Q1 plans brake system. It seems a bit
dubious, but does it tend to work well enough in practice? Has anyone
fitted a hydraulic system or any other variant? Do larger wheels ever
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