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Old 11-17-2007, 06:23 PM
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Does anyone have any info on mechanical wheel brakes? I remember seeing some years ago which were activated by cables attached to a servo. I think they were made by DuBro, but I don't see any mention of them now.
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:25 AM
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Hi Bill,
Well, after seeing your post I took a look at some of the links on the "Warbirds" sticky, figured Robart or one of the other retract gear-makers would carry mechanical brakes...nope.
Then I tried Tower and Horizon, a search for "Brakes" got me lots of R/C car listings but no aircraft brakes. A few hydraulic/compressed air systems, but no mechanical or servo-driven.
So, I'm out of ideas!
Good Luck,
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http://www.hobby-lobby.com/wheels.htm#Brake
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:43 AM
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Also a quick Google search found the part number from Du-Bro.

Part #157. they no longer list it on their web catalog. However this link claims to have them: http://www.happyhobby.com/hobb_html/dubro.htm
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:04 AM
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Yes, I have a Dubro brake. It's just a spring wound around a hardened steel drum which locates between the spokes on a wheel.

I also have a Kavan electric brake, as linked by Twmaster, fitted to a turbine model but it's bulky & quite heavy.

Brakes are required on turbine models in the US & other places, usually air operated & quite light & compact. Like most things turbine the biggest weight saving will be to your wallet. - John.
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:20 PM
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It might be worth checking out the model car sites to see if they have anything usable.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Twmaster View Post
Also a quick Google search found the part number from Du-Bro.

Part #157. they no longer list it on their web catalog. However this link claims to have them: http://www.happyhobby.com/hobb_html/dubro.htm
I didn't see anywhere on the link you provided any mention of Part #157?
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:59 PM
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Go look again.
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:08 PM
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Yep, you were correct, I didn't scroll down far enough.
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Old 09-06-2022, 04:55 PM
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Kavan Electro Brake (9 volt) DIY. Simple to set up and use.
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Originally Posted by simibill View Post
Yep, you were correct, I didn't scroll down far enough.
And @Flite-Metal didn't scroll up far enough
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Old 09-07-2022, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by simibill View Post
Does anyone have any info on mechanical wheel brakes? I remember seeing some years ago which were activated by cables attached to a servo. I think they were made by owDuBro, but I don't see any mention of them now.
What should you expect for a mechanical brake. The Kavan electic brake provides a proper brake instead of a kinda sorta except on feather-lite models.

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You replied in a thread from 2007 Ed.
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