I bought 3x3 angle iron to build Dave's brake, but they're 10' long. I have an 8' hinge coming soon.

Should I shorten the steel, or just leave it 10' long with a foot "unhinged" on each end?

Views: 246

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I'd whack them, might find a use for the 2' sections on something else down the road...

Funny you should say that. I have been eyeing the stuff and thinking that a bit of it would make it so easy to raise my table saw a few inches...

Curtis,

You can order another 2' of hinge to complete a 10' brake.
Actually you can bend aluminum piece longer than your brake by doing gradual braking about 10 degrees or less at a time while moving the piece along the length of your brake.

Champ

Thanks, guys.

I'm scratching out a CruZer, so I think 8' is all I need, but since I plan to use the material to make a 50" free-standing brake after the plane is done, I guess I'll take Champ's advice and use a couple more feet of hinge.

RSS

New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 
 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...

                                                     

Weather Maps


Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith
:

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, power distribution panel, Approach Fast Stack harnesses, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.


Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits


Zenith Apparel from EAA:


Zenair Floats


Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz


Builder & Pilot Supplies:

How to videos from HomebuiltHELP.com

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit HomebuiltHelp.com for the latest DVD titles.

Aircraft Insurance:

 
 

West Coast USA:

Transition Training:

Pro Builder Assistance
 

Pro Builder Assistance

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

© 2019   Created by Zenith.Aero.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service