Set your friction rate by squeezing the O-ring between the hub washer and the collar to push the wheel against the disk. Once the amount of drag is correct, test the brakes by taxiing the plane and get a feel for the drag. After a few flights, readjust the tension and you will rarely have to touch them again. If you consider installing these brakes on a trike-gear, install the brake on the nose wheel. If a tail- dragger needs brakes, they must be installed on the mains so be sure to even out the amount of drag between the left and right wheel as to not make the plane turn when rolling out. Happy Flying!!!
Bill of material:
2 - collars (sized to fit axle, typically 5/32”)
1 – 5/16 or ¼” flat washer
1 – Small flat washer (sized to fit axle, typically 5/32”)
1 – 5/32 ID O-ring (or similar)
1 – 1” x 1” piece of Velcro brand fastener w/ adhesive backing.
1 – Plastic-hubbed wheel suitable for use.