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  1. CT2K

    Brake stuck

    Hi All, This has been happening more and more often recently: when I release the brake, the left wheel remains stuck. Any thoughts?
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    Brake stuck

    @Anticept, many thanks for stopping by and for the valuable clarification.
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    Brake stuck

    DOT or 5606? Here are recommendations from Beringer, a leader in Brake Systems. http://www.beringer-aero.com/en/products/brake-fluids-33.htm
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    Brake stuck

    Hi Roger Lee. Many thanks for your prompt reply and for offering to guide me by phone. -Why did you disconnect the brake line and loose your fluid if you just replaced the pads? —Because I removed the wheel and took it to a friend’s place who has the right tools to release the piston. -All other CT's use the red 5606 brake fluid. Unless you know different on yours using a DOT fluid will eat the brake lines and rubber parts inside the master cylinder.—Didn’t know about 5606 and didn’t know DOT fluid would damage rubber parts of the piston. DOT is the only fluid I know. Any link to 5606, please?  -If you need help before you flush the system give me a call for an easy guide — I very much appreciate your kind thought. I guess it won’t be easy given the time difference as I am in France. Yeah I know, nobody is perfect Again thanks for your valuable help.
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    Brake stuck

    I hope you’re all well. A Quick update to this thread: ended up removing the wheel as suggested by you guys and it was by far the best option to access everything easily. The brake pad was quitte thin at one end and the piston was stuck. Replaced the pads. Can upload pics if that can help someone else. Now I am going to put the wheel back and refill brake fluid. Any recommendation on fluid grade (DOT3, DOT4, DOT5), please ? My CT2K is from 2003.
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    Brake stuck

    From what I noticed our A&Ps care for certified aircraft and are not queen on looking at ultralights. I will be more than glad if I can find one A&P who would be nice enough to check my pads. Will let you know. Thanks to all of you for your valuable contributions, Gentlemen. Kind Regards.
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    Brake stuck

    If they have to be one on each side of the disk there would be a little problem given the disk is fixed to the rim with those four scews you see on the picture on the outside of the disk. Weird, hein?
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    Sexier Pedals

    Thanks for the good catch. The match was definitely not on purpose. I was looking for something that could add stiffness and that prevents feet from slipping, but now that you pointed the match I like it even more !
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    Sexier Pedals

    Hi All. Just wondering if someone has fitted anything on those rudder pedals we have on CTs, I mean anything that covers those boring sticks and that can look a little sexier.
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    Brake stuck

    Sourds silly question (I am sure you will confirm): how many pads are there per wheel? Logic would say 2, but looking closer down I am less sure
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    Brake stuck

    Abiding by the advice and not flying my machine any more since it got severly stuck. Still unable to know which screws to unscrew to get the pads out. Would someone be able to look at those pictures again and and circle the screws or highlight them in some way, please ?
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    Brake stuck

    Thanks a lot for those interesting details. When you suggest to «unscrew the two screws that hold the pads in place», are these two screws visible on the pictures I uploaded? Today I was with another fellow pilot talking next my CT and I understood from him that all I need would be a screw driver to insert between the pad and the rotor and push the pad back until there is enough space for the new and thicker pads to get in, the old pads would drop by itself and I would be able to put the new pads in place and that would be it. Is this another correct approach?
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    Brake stuck

    Still looking for a source to gent these pads. does the wheel have to come out in order to access the pads?
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    Brake stuck

    Thanks again guys for your various contribution. Now I know the brakes are Marc. when I run a search on Marc+Brakes, I don't seem to find something that makes sense and that is linked to aircraft brakes. Should you know of a link that points to where I can purchase those pads, please feel free to share, and if you want to share your recommendations, the steps, dos and donts to replace the pads, that will be mostly welcome. Editing to say that I have come across this link:
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    Brake stuck

    Does any one have experience with these brakes? There is nothing written on them
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    Sexier Pedals

    I Know it’s been a long while since we exchanged a bit of humor on this topic,,, just wanted to update you on what I fitted on my pedals. Did that for both pilot and passenger sides. Not bad, hein? I like it.
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    Brake stuck

    Can take some pics of the wheels next time I go to the airfield and post them here.
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    Brake stuck

    Got prompt and valuable replies as ususal. Many thanks to all for your contributions. Looks like you hit the nail on its head. Last time I looked at the pads (almost a year ago) they seemed quite thin indeed. Unable to tell what brand are those pads for they came with the CT when I got it second hand two years ago. Wil it be a complex job to replace them? Does it need advanced equipment and tools? Any recommendations for a decent pair of pads?
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    Forum upgrade coming

    Wouldn't have put it better than Runtoeat, although I am still way less knowledgeable about my CT than many friends on the forum. Thanks for the valuable forum and for the hard work .
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    Desert Flying

    Thanks Gentlemen
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    Desert Flying

    Hi fellow pilots. I might be going to Tunisia with m’y CT this summer. Tunisia is not very deep into the Sahara but it can be very hot. Seeking your advice, recommandations, DOs and DONTs, checklist, for flying in hot conditions. Here in the North of Fr it can be quite bumpy sometimes when it gets hot (I agrée it’s rare) so I’m wondering how thermals can be over desert and arid areas. Looking Forward.
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    Desert Flying

    Hi Roger. May thanks for your prompt reply to my post and for your valuable contribution. I am indeed thinking about those «wonderful» thermals. I can’t figure out how severe the y can be.
  23. Wondering if someone could kindly post a few pics showing how/where the chute should be attached. On my CT2K a new Junkers has been installed less than a year ago but installation seems a bit weird in the way that the chute is attached to the belts that go to the front of the aircraft running along windshield. Nothing is attached to main gear or anything else. I am not any technical guy by my guess is that should I have to pull the chute the aircraft would land on the tail, probably breaking the all the tail area. Many thanks in advance.
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    chute anchor points

    Thank you indeed for your prompt reply and valuable contribution. Is it sth easy to install? does it have to obide with ceratin rules? Can any bridal do the job or should it be one in particular that has to come from FD?
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    Tail tie down strap

    Thanks for the tip. Will look at that May be irrelevant to the thread: are there also tie downs for the wings?
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