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Terry Schubert
 

While the landing brake is strong, it does have limits and not all landing brakes are the same.

The original landing brake design was manually operated and manual extension at high speed was VERY difficult.  

With the electric actuators, the extension speed goes WAY up and can be extended at structure failing speeds. 

There was a mod put out to reinforce the brake with extra glass and the foam was injected with resin.  If you did not build your airplane it may not have the upgraded strength mod so until you know for sure you'd be wise to follow the RAF published limits of 95 KIAS.

After the initial bang, things will get really quiet if the landing brake goes through the prop.

Terry Schubert 
Central States Association Newsletter Editor

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