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(10) Wheels and Brakes ( Mike )

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:17 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
               Here's what I made to mount my Wheels and Brakes on my 1-1/4" Axles

I took two pieces of chromemoly... and made the pieces separate...

First piece of Chromemoly was 1-3/8" X .058    , it was used to bolt in the Axle and with a washer... push on the
Wheel Bearing , to keep the wheel in place....

The next piece of chromemoly was 1-1/2" X .058.... This also bolted to the axle thru the same hole as the other tube.
This piece has a washer welded on it...and there's holes in the washer to mount the brake calipers.

                                                     Gotta Fly...

Wheels and Brakes

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:25 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
                On to the next stage... Put the Tire on the wheels...

First of all... I learned that the "RED" dot on the tire , is where you should put the valve stem ( balance )

And... I learned a few things NOT TO DO....... First one I did.... Ruined the HELL outa the tube....

 Second one... I still screwed it up even thou I put something to hold the tube back.... it still took a small chunk out of it.

       Here's some pictures of that mess...
                                                             Gotta Fly...

Wheels and Brakes

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:40 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
               Hope you had a good laugh at that last post.... OK ... 1 week later... and $80 bucks less in the wallet...

Let's see if we can do this without screwing it up....

 This time I spent more time on the plastic insert.... fits great... I took a lighter and went around it taking off the sharp
edges from cutting it....

Another thing I did.... The Big "All thread" I used to squeeze the tire together... WAS STILL USED....  "BUT"

I didn't "Wrench" it down.... I'd push the tire in... and tighten it by hand... and repeat.... this way I could FEEL if the tube
was getting in between the rims that were coming together....

 First tire went smooth.... I did the second tire.... Went to air it.... and a puff of powder came from between the rims...

My Jaw dropped.... NO!!!!!!! it can't be.... I was real carefull....

Apparently... When I went to air it... it wasn't all the way on the valve stem... and air shot along side it.....

False alarm.... it took air.... What a relief !!!

                                                                 Gotta Fly...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:51 pm
by taildragger_sp
How did you decide on these brakes, wheels and tires?  Also can you list what they are and your sources?  I am impressed with your contributions to this website.
I am thinking about ordering a set of plans for the Buttercup as this project looks great.  Keep up the great posting you hav been doing.

Matco and Goodyear

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:38 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hi Dragger,
                 Actually, a friend of mine (Kent) found the wheels... I was having a hard time finding a 6.00 X 6 wheel
to fit my  1-1/4" axle.... I thought I was going to have to get 5.00 X 5
As far as picking out the tire.... I wanted a good tire...  This is a 4 ply , 120mph  Goodyear
My Wheels and Disc brakes are Matco... only $432 for both sides.... I also bought the Matco Vertical mount Brake cylinder.

I'm glad you like the Building Log... I'm trying to make that extra effort to help others if they are building the same plane.
I wish "I" could see what others are doing on their Buttercups... But you only get a glimpse here and there...

                                         Gotta Fly...
                                                         Mike & "Jaz" the Flying Dog

PS  Ready to set the plane up and do a final check on the Lift Struts before welding them....
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taildragger_sp wrote:How did you decide on these brakes, wheels and tires?  Also can you list what they are and your sources?  I am impressed with your contributions to this website.
I am thinking about ordering a set of plans for the Buttercup as this project looks great.  Keep up the great posting you hav been doing.