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Thread: Dual side brakes from factory

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    Default Dual side brakes from factory

    Looking through the manual again.. and saw this picture.. wish my plane had them, I didnt know it was an option.


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    Default Re: Dual side brakes from factory

    It would be a nice feature to have. I always had trouble finding instructors who would fly with no brakes on the passenger side. Especially when I was first getting checked out in the airplane.
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    Default Re: Dual side brakes from factory

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff J View Post
    It would be a nice feature to have. I always had trouble finding instructors who would fly with no brakes on the passenger side. Especially when I was first getting checked out in the airplane.
    I've only given dual, in a plane with brakes on the left only, one time. I sat in the left set and made the student fly from the right until I was confident he knew what he was doing, we then traded places. New tailwheel students are safer without brakes for a few hours anyway

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    Default Re: Dual side brakes from factory

    I would like them to be on the side the door is on, I can fly from either side fine, but the older passengers can get in easier without anyone already in the left seat. Wonder how hard it would be to reverse the pedals so only on right seat?

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    Default Dual side brakes from factory

    My Pacer is so equipped. Would not be a difficult modification. An alternative to the hat sections for the master cylinder use Cessna master cylinder mounts.


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    Last edited by mmoyle; 06-14-2019 at 05:07 PM.

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    Default Re: Dual side brakes from factory

    Quote Originally Posted by deandayton View Post
    I've only given dual, in a plane with brakes on the left only, one time. I sat in the left set and made the student fly from the right until I was confident he knew what he was doing, we then traded places. New tailwheel students are safer without brakes for a few hours anyway
    I learned in a Clipper and that is exactly what my instructor did. No brakes till we got to the hanger or fuel pump.

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