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Old 02-05-2021, 06:35 AM
CHEROKEE66 CHEROKEE66 is offline
 
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Default Parking brake RV 8 any thoughts

I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of a parking brake and linkage for the 8?
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Old 02-05-2021, 07:57 AM
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Default Parking brake

I installed a parking brake while building. It was not real complicated and I would do it again. See pics and narrative on my kit-log starting at 9-17-12. I very seldom use the parking brake, but when you need one--you REALLY need one. Like when you're solo, pull up to a self serve pump at a remote airport and find yourself on a sloped apron!
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Old 02-05-2021, 10:11 AM
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Default parking brake

Here are some very lame pictures from 100 years ago on my build:

http://www.rv8.ch/matco-parking-brake-valve/

http://www.rv8.ch/brake-lines-at-top...ing-gear-legs/

There's really not much to it. I just reach under the panel to activate it - not pretty, but it works.
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Old 02-05-2021, 11:45 AM
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All models are pretty much the same except the 4's and 8s are tandem. These are pictures from an RV-6 install with a T-cable on the wall.
This system only works for the pilot side anyway I think. I've never tried from right side.
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Old 02-05-2021, 12:13 PM
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On the RV-8A, the RV-10 and the RV-8 I made a simple bracket that mounts to the bottom center of the bulkhead just forward of the panel. The kit provided brake lines are long enough to reach.

The advantage doing this is simpler installation and no parking brake actuator cable. To set the brake I just reach under the panel and through the valve lever 90 degrees.

I should have a photo someplace if interested.

Carl
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Old 02-05-2021, 12:46 PM
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Default Hydraulic Parking Brake

got my Hydraulic Parking Brake valve off eBay at a good price. Was for some model Beechcraft. Still working fine.
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Old 02-05-2021, 04:40 PM
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Easy Peasy,

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/displa...=179654&row=43


And here is Steve’s

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/displa...=156047&row=83


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Old 02-16-2021, 08:33 AM
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Thanks for the ideas, I was overthinking it.
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