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Old 05-22-2017, 05:54 AM
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Can't say whether or not there will be a solution but something to note... The Beringer wheel and brake assembly might be a bit aggressive for a tail dragger. Grove wheels and brakes for a tri gear model have double puck brakes, which are quite a bit better than the stock Matco single puck, however the grove setup for an RV-8 has a single puck grove brake system. The Berringer setup in your photos appears to be a double puck system. Careful not to brake to hard.
Not true. The Matco brakes that Vans ships do not require the removal of a single puck like the old Cleveland brakes; double pucks with more than adequate braking. I do agree the Beringer setup looks a bit too agressive. IMHO, you don't need to brake that hard.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:54 AM
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Karl---thanks for the pics! Very helpful.
The issue with the Beringer install on the Gundrilled leg (going by pics only here from a client) is the caliper mounting location both on the axle and the corresponding holes in the axle to the gear leg. We do NOT have the gear leg here, nor the Beringer parts to actually do a mock up, but we may do that.
The Beringer caliper mounts alittle lower ( at the 4 and 8 o'clock positions) and it appears to cover the fluid port on the gear leg. I say appears, because we dont know the width offset to the inboard side of the leg that the caliper mounts, so it might actually have enough clearance for an AN fitting.

Playing with it as time allows.

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Old 05-22-2017, 07:07 AM
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The Beringer wheel and brake assembly might be a bit aggressive for a tail dragger....Careful not to brake to hard.
Beringer offers a pilot-adjustable line limiter, if "too much" is a concern.

Re caliper position and brake line hookup...are these a different bolt circle?

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Old 05-22-2017, 08:21 AM
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ALL---Claire wanted me to inform all of those with the gundrilled legs and the Beringer conversion, "that we offer a free of charge replacement for the RV8 with Grove LG wheel axles." I'm guessing that they are changing the mounting holes in the axles to move the caliper alittle bit to clear the fluid port. When we were playing with the RV14A stuff, we ran into a similar issue, but solved it. This one is alittle more involved, but they seem to think its an easy fix.

Boy it would be nice and cool to have all of this stuff in a room to play with!

Tom
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:16 PM
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Beringer offers a pilot-adjustable line limiter, if "too much" is a concern.
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Every other brake system offers a "pilot adjustable line limiter".
It's called foot pressure
Sorry Dan, couldn't resist the low hanging fruit.
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How did you guys get on with solving the Beringer brakes with gun drilled grove legs ?

My quick build arrives soon , grove are saying my name is on a list and was thinking of ordering some Beringer ....

Although not if its a load of bother 😛...

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I believe Beringer changed the axle holes for the caliper mounting to move it 'up' so it clears the lower hole in the gear leg. Part number I have is FUS-009.2B, and their 'diagram", not a pic, shows the caliper mounting 90* to the ground. I havent seen the install on this new axle.

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Old 10-10-2018, 08:35 PM
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I have the same gear legs and brakes. Beringer has modified their axles for the RV8 permitting the calipers to be mounted either in the forward or aft position allowing for brake port access at the bottom. Here is a pic of mine. You will need to call Viviane at 864-214-4274 to swap out the axles, correct part number is FUS-009.2C. The .2B will not work because the radius from axle centerline of the fixing bolt holes and the axle bolt holes are slightly different. So when the caliper is rotated 45 degrees to mount in the forward or aft position the fixing bolt holes on the caliper would not line up with the axle holes to insert the bolts. Not sure if this makes sense but it is easy to see with the parts in hand. Tom at TS Flightlines made brake lines for me that fit well with a 90 degree elbow fitting.


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