Rudder Pedals and Brakes

Total: 1551.7 hours
Rudder pedals: 22.6

Rudder pedals in place. There are 2 possible positions for them and I decided on the forward position. The got the brake hoses from TS. Flightline. One hose was too long and I sent it back to be shortened. Apart from that minor hiccup, all went smoothly.

One tip is to remember to put a washer between the plastic guides that get cut in half. If you don’t they will be too tight as a result of the material removed during the cutting process. I put in a 960-10L washer and that did the trick.

Update: Moved pedals to aft position. see here.

 

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Brake Lines

Total: 1501.8 hours
Brake Lines: 15.4 hours

Got the brake lines routed. These go from the parking brake valve out to the gear mounts. Once the gear and wheels are in place a line will go from the gear mount to the wheel. Rather than forming all the hard lines I opted to have some custom flexible lines made. I believe the quality is much superior this way rather than having me trying to bend and route tubing and flaring all the ends. I got the lines from TS Flightline. I’m very happy with how they turned out. Some interesting things are that I had to make a mounting bracket to hold the lines coming out of the parking brake valve as they pass under the rudder pedal mounting bracket. Then a couple more mounting points on the firewall recess and in the tunnel down low against the firewall. I’m very happy with the way these lines turned out.