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7 years 5 months ago #1460 by walchook
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Hi, I am looking at installing toe brakes and I would like to find out if it is worth the effort. Does it make a huge difference in ground handling or does the standard disk brake and steering work fine.

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7 years 5 months ago #1465 by admin
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I can't answer that question fully because I don't have a Q2 variant of my own.

However, if I did, I would install the toe brakes. This is also part of the "Jim-Bob-Six-Pack" set of modifications to help with ground handling.

Dan Yager
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7 years 5 months ago #1466 by F3A-1
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walchook,

I flew a Q-2 with single lever (both) brakes and a Draqgonfly with toe brakes. The toe brakes win for my preference, by far.

Dan,

While we are on the "six-pack" I am site and internet deficient. Could you point me to the total mod on this site. I am ready to make the changes on the Quickie.

Thanks,
Lex

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7 years 2 months ago #1484 by admin
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Lex,
I don't think there has been a definitive collection of all the 6-pack mods compiled. (It was on my long to-do list though.)

Here are a couple of articles to get you pointed in the right direction though:

KITPLANES - September 2006 - Las Vegas Quickie

"Patillo and Bob Farnam, both longtime members of the Q2/200 community, told me about the “Jim Bob Six Pack” required mods for tailwheel Q2/200s. They include: the AirProducts tailwheel assembly; a new tailwheel spring; toe brakes; a bellcrank to actuate separate cables to the rudder and to the tailwheel; aileron reflex, so that after landing, you can reduce lift on the rear wing; and four-point brake caliper suspensions that don’t bind. With all these mods in place, you can greet the weeds on your terms, not theirs."

Gall Wheel Alignment

Hope this helps please let me know.

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Dan Yager
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7 years 2 months ago #1490 by Weps
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Here is the definitive list that I have been referring to, provided your dues are paid up:

Q-talk 108 - The Jim-Bob 6-Pack


Don't forget Dan's link to the Gall Wheel Alignment.

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