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Old 10-10-2012, 11:49 AM
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Default Grove in line parking brake valve

Hi all

Im building a 7a and need a parking brake. which model do i need of the six they do? http://www.groveaircraft.com/parkbrake.html

thanks

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:32 PM
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I used the 001 in my RV 10.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:51 PM
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I used a Matco valve. Plan where you want it to live, how the handle will work, where to route the lines, etc. before deciding on which valve. It may provide you more choices.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:25 PM
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Default Matco for me too....

I also used the Matco and built a nice little mounting bracket for it. Two big plusses for the matco: 1) It can tilt to make adding the 45 degree brake fitting a snap to install, and 2) Tech support at Matco is EXCELLENT!

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Old 10-11-2012, 10:17 AM
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I bought the Matco valve from Van's and installed it on the firewall out of the way of the rudder pedals. Used some hat section from the tip-up canopy release mechanism to allow for some nutplates behind the valve. Added a side piece to act as a positive stop for open/closed positions. Put a micro switch on the fully open position. The cut out on the top of the hat section is to provide clearance for the prop control firewall penetration, even though I'm building a fixed pitch you never know...







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Old 10-11-2012, 10:38 AM
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Bruce, nice looking work you are doing there.
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