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Posted - 11/07/2007 :  16:31:12  Show Profile  Visit AlbertOne's Homepage
A DUO DISCUS in the United Kingdom has been destroyed after a fire started in and around the main wheel housing. The disc brake was left on while the aircraft was ground towed. I have also heard that an ASK21 in Australia generated a fire by dry grass catching fire near an overused disc brake (fire extinguished) and an Eagle sailplane was destroyed by fire after brakes catching fire. Fibreglass gliders and the over-use of disc brakes do not mix and perhaps we should consider carrying a $20 dry powder fire extinguisher (Supacheap Auto) in big two seaters during dry summer periods. Perhaps timely to advise on the correct hydraulic fluids to be used in wheel brakes - Tost master cylinders require “DOT 4”. Schleicher gliders are fitted with Cleveland brakes and Cleveland master cylinders require MIL H 5606 only.



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Posted - 11/07/2007 :  16:43:10  Show Profile  Visit Tellurico's Homepage
Chi l'avrebbe mai detto che i dischi dei freni possono arrivare a tanto!!!

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Posted - 11/07/2007 :  16:58:41  Show Profile
Per un attimo ho pensato avesse provato a mettere le litio

Michele Borghi

Se la prima volta non ti riesce, il paracadutismo non fa per te. [Legge di Murray]
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