monkey Posted July 6, 2012 Share Posted July 6, 2012 I was with Colin and Colin doing some training yesterday at the M4 Membury Services field and dropped the brakes a couple of times during ground handling practice (only the second half day of training). I did not have the motor on my back but it got me to thinking that there could be something created to prevent the brakes from being sucked into or somehow traveling into the propeller during operation. I know it is a crime to let go of the brakes BEFORE putting them onto the magnets but I forgot due to the high level of concentration needed for my first forward nil wind launch practice It is a slap on the wrist each time the brakes are let go, both times I got a telling off, and I can understand why due to the dangers of this. Has anyone, or does anyone, know of a system to prevent brakes traveling into the propeller during operation (on the ground or during flight) so that IF ever this happens by accident the risks are reduced because we know what happens if the brakes get on the prop' when in the air. I know that the best practice is to make sure you have them secured at all times, in the hands or on the megnets, but nobody is perfect and it is sometimes easy to forget the important things. I have been looking at the cage on the motor thinking of ways around this but maybe some of you have ideas or know how to prevent?? Thanks, Monkey. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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