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Old 05-12-2007, 02:08 PM
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I am about to cut the hole for the Landing Brake actuator, glass the fuselage bottom and Landing Brake and assemble it all.

In trying to determine the best place (and angle) to install the actuator, I used M-13 and M-14 to see how it would turn out.

A major factor would be how far I would want the landing brake to open up. I have seen pictures of Cozies (or is it Cozii?) that have the LB open to (what it seems) 90 degrees. I have not been able to determine the angle that would allow a 4-inch actuator to push it to the 90 degree position.

It seems that I can get it to around 45 degrees. Is that enough?

Could you please tell me how many degrees your landing brakes typically open up to?
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Old 05-12-2007, 03:25 PM
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it looks like 40-45 but that is the stock set-up and i did not mesure it
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Old 05-12-2007, 03:42 PM
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one of the m's show a little line of full deployment(its the one you glue together thats as long as the plane)
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:01 PM
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45 degrees is about right. It might be better to cut the hole after glassing. keep it as small as possible. With the electric actuator you can have a very small hole.
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Old 05-12-2007, 05:05 PM
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what are you building and do you have the stock Landing Brake plan that is associated with the Long EZ & Vari-Eze
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:08 PM
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60 degrees

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Old 05-12-2007, 09:43 PM
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I am building a Cozy MkiV. Sorry, I don't have any info on the Veri.

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