CHEETAH BRAKES

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CHEETAH BRAKES

Unread post by Hennie van Zyl » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:45 am

Did a conversion yesterday with Andy. Awesome plane en every way
except for the brakes which don't work. Are they all like this?
Is this normal Cheetah braking? Can this be modified? If one buys
a Cheetah for use on a short strip, this can be problematic.
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Re: CHEETAH BRAKES

Unread post by Stephan van Tonder » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:43 pm

Hennie - I have yet to fly a cheetah with working brakes. Even flew a 19 hour old/new one and they were bad too. But Vladimir has done a modification on the setup which I think will work when he showed it to me. Perhaps it will be good to ask him if yours will have the new brake setup. This is the only thing that I hate of cheetahs.....
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Unread post by Hennie van Zyl » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:49 pm

Stephan van Tonder wrote:Hennie - I have yet to fly a cheetah with working brakes. Even flew a 19 hour old/new one and they were bad too. But Vladimir has done a modification on the setup which I think will work when he showed it to me. Perhaps it will be good to ask him if yours will have the new brake setup. This is the only thing that I hate of cheetahs.....
Checked it out. The mod is a great improvement. =D>
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Re: CHEETAH BRAKES

Unread post by Avgas » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:31 pm

The brakes won't even hold it for power checks on tar.
lekka aerie though.
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Re: CHEETAH BRAKES

Unread post by Hennie van Zyl » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:32 pm

New Cheetah brakes are ok. I placed my order for a new Cheetah taildragger today.
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Unread post by Stephan van Tonder » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:44 pm

Hennie that is good news all round :-)
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Unread post by rod smith » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:59 pm

Best wishes, Hennie on the deal and the aerie1

May you never look back in anger.

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Unread post by Mark Hudson » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:35 pm

Congrats Hennie, hope you have many great flying hours, had my Cheetah just over a year now and other than the braking problem absolutely love flying her as much as I can :D :D :D
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Re: CHEETAH BRAKES

Unread post by Technocrat » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:50 pm

Hennie van Zyl wrote:New Cheetah brakes are ok. I placed my order for a new Cheetah taildragger today.
What is your reason for selecting a taildragger?

(I just completed my taildragger training on a Rans S6; went solo on Friday, but oh boy, was that difficult).
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Unread post by Hennie van Zyl » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:19 am

Technocrat wrote:
Hennie van Zyl wrote:New Cheetah brakes are ok. I placed my order for a new Cheetah taildragger today.
What is your reason for selecting a taildragger?

(I just completed my taildragger training on a Rans S6; went solo on Friday, but oh boy, was that difficult).
Don't be intimidated by taildraggers. You get used to them soon and the advantages over nosewheels are many.
I operate off a short dirt runway and prefer taildraggers.

Advantages:

1) Small turning circle on the ground.
3) Better brakes and better control- because you are using your feet
4) Better prop protection because it is higher off ground during taxiing
5) Less drag- because of no nosewheel and therefore a slightly better cruise speed.
6) Shorter landing roll

I have the Rans S6 on my licence and the Cheetah is much easier as far as taildraggers go.

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Re: CHEETAH BRAKES

Unread post by bullet » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:44 am

Congratulations with the purchase of the Cheetah Hennie.
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