Brakes

After reading a few articles and visiting with Longez operators I decided to go with toe brakes and not the cable driven ones in the plans.

Longez toe brakes

I used the Matco brake cylinder M4A. The clevis end of the Matco brake cylinder fits into a 5/8 X .049 tube. A slot in the tube allows a bolt installation that keeps the clevis aligned and allows it to slide. The amount of sliding is what is allowed to apply rudder without applying brakes. The forked end on the other end of the .049 tube is part number 05-01120 and attaches to the rudder pedal.

View showing attachment to the rudder pedal

View showing attachment to the rudder pedal

Another view showing attachment

Another view showing attachment

Top down view in the nose showing both toe brake systems installed

Top down view in the nose showing both toe brake systems installed

Installed the Matco WE 51 heavy duty wheels and brakes.

Installed the Matco WE 51 heavy duty wheels and brakes.

Note the 124-3 stratoflex brake lines. They run from the wheel brakes to the toe brakes. No more trouble with teflon brake lines!
Note the 124-3 stratoflex brake lines. They run from the wheel brakes to the toe brakes. No more trouble with teflon brake lines!