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Old 02-02-2021, 08:54 PM
BobTurner BobTurner is offline
 
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Did he say he left the cockpit? I read that as not having to hold the brakes while the engine is warming up. I wouldn't leave it running either.
Perhaps I misunderstood and if I did, I apologize.
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:43 PM
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I cannot imagine a pilot leaving the cockpit with the engine running and only a parking brake preventing a disaster.
I did not say anything about getting out of the aircraft! The parking brake just keeps you from having to hold the brakes while the GPS gets programmed, ground contacted, etc. Jeeze!!
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:42 PM
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I like the parking brake on my 14A. Itís the beringer one and I made a custom mount for it on the center above the rudder pedal mount.

One thing I didnít know up front is that it just locks in the pressure applied on the pedals. So to apply it one needs to be in the plane pressing down. It would be cool if the brake could be applied without getting in but I suppose nothing really works like that. I put the control where the pilot heater knob would normally go so I can release the brake from outside the plane. I use it every time I park outside for lunch or a gas stop or ????

Some places can be a little hilly itís really good for that.
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