I was curious how many have felt the need to put dual brakes on their 701/750 if you went with larger wheels and tires. If you did go that direction, did you order a kit or just extra caliber and plate from Matco

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I did not put dual brakes on my 801. There are times I wish I had. I think I would do so if I were building now.

I put them in my Cruzer...just bought an extra set from Matco and also the appropriate fittings from Zenith.  If you ever want to have instruction in your plane, the instructor needs a set of pedals.

I think he's asking about "dual puck" not about whether or not to put brakes on the passenger side.

It’s not that much more work, or money?

If Ken is correct, IMO if you have the larger tires you definitely need dual pucks based on my previous experience.  Makes a very big difference.  Matco makes the kit for adding the extra puck.

I was going to get ahold of Matco. My cylinders were sent back and are higher pressure now but still seems like you have to press really hard on toe brakes to keep plane from moving during a 4000 rpm run up. I am going to order larger bush tires for back country flying. 

I wonder, so long as the brakes are adequate for landings, why worry about being able to hold at 4,000 rpm?  After all, you likely wouldn't hold during a run-up on a gravel or grassy run-ways anyway.   


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