Cockpit

* User Profile

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Who's Online

  • *Users: 0
  • *Guests: 71
  • *Total: 71

Our Discord

Author Topic: Linked Brakes  (Read 1583 times)

Offline captdini

  • CockpitBuilder
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Junior Builder
  • First Name: Dinshaw Parakh
Linked Brakes
« on: September 05, 2018, 07:47:10 AM »
Hi People,

A quick question here. I know most hardware manufacturers offer linked Rudder Pedals as a product. Does anyone know if linked brakes are also being sold by anyone? specifically for a Boeing.

Thanks,

Dinshaw.

Offline Trevor Hale

  • Administrator
  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 3,838
    • Cockpitbuilders.com
  • First Name: Trevor
  • Home Location: New Liskeard, Ontario
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 08:51:39 AM »
Dinshaw, I have never seen a linked Braking system before on an aircraft.  So I don't think anyone would offer such a thing.
Trevor Hale

Owner
http://www.cockpitbuilders.com

Director of Operations
Worldflight Team USA
http://www.worldflightusa.com

VATSIM:

Offline mickc

  • I may as well be Staff!
  • *
  • Posts: 529
  • Aviation Enthusiast
  • First Name: Mick
  • Home Location: VIC, AU
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 10:25:53 AM »
Not sure about other aircraft, but the 737 has linked brake pedals.

I havent seen a commercial product that replicates though

Offline RayS

  • I spend way too much on this forum!
  • *
  • Posts: 817
  • Private Pilot, Sim Enthusiast
    • Anthony Scott Photography
  • First Name: Ray Sotkiewicz
  • Home Location: Seattle, WA
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 02:37:09 PM »
You could link them electronically using a microcontroller like a Teensy or Arduino. As for mechanical linkage I would imagine something like that to be sooper-expensive.
Ray Sotkiewicz

Offline Garys

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 407
  • First Name: Gary
  • Home Location: Canada
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 08:11:03 PM »
Yes, the 737 does have linked brakes but you literally have to be leaning over the pedestal to see any movement even when in the full fwd position. Not worth the effort or expensive so I highly doubt you will find a hardware manufacturer offering this feature unless specifically asked for in a custom build.

Offline navymustang

  • Simulation Engineer
  • I may as well be Staff!
  • *
  • Posts: 522
  • Building a 737-800 full scale cockpit
  • First Name: Jim
  • Home Location: KMCO
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2018, 09:09:47 PM »
Very lucky here, I have fully operational linked brakes on my 737-800 sim at home.
Building a full scale 737-800 AATD for home use. Majority of hardware is from Sismo Solutions, software is Prosim under P3D. An AOPA member and LifeTime member of National Association of Flight Instructors
Please note that I am a self-employed professional cockpit builder that provides consulting to defense contractors and civilian schools and airlines.

Offline Trevor Hale

  • Administrator
  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 3,838
    • Cockpitbuilders.com
  • First Name: Trevor
  • Home Location: New Liskeard, Ontario
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 09:23:24 AM »
 :eek: Wow, didn't see that coming, never heard of such a thing!

Trev
« Last Edit: September 07, 2018, 09:23:43 AM by Trevor Hale »
Trevor Hale

Owner
http://www.cockpitbuilders.com

Director of Operations
Worldflight Team USA
http://www.worldflightusa.com

VATSIM:

Offline captdini

  • CockpitBuilder
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Junior Builder
  • First Name: Dinshaw Parakh
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2018, 03:29:11 AM »
Yes Trevor, the 737 does have linked brakes.

How did you manage the linked Brakes Jim? Did you get them like that or have you modified them? I would love to know.

Thanks for the replies guys :)

Dinshaw.

Offline blueskydriver

  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 1,861
  • FSX/FS9 PM, PMDG737-700, FDSMIP/Overhead.etc
  • First Name: John
  • Home Location: WI
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 04:54:52 AM »
HOLY SMOKES MINE ARE LINKED!

Yes, after all this time I have linked brakes and just forgotten. Okay, some years back I made a video of my yoke and pedal platform, and where I totally went through each portion of it to describe how everything works.

If you give me a few days to find, convert and upload it all to YouTube I will, but please be patient as I am trying to finish our outside yard work and after weeks of rain here in Wisconsin, we're finally getting some nice days...woohoo :idiot:

John
« Last Edit: September 08, 2018, 05:24:38 AM by blueskydriver »
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Offline navymustang

  • Simulation Engineer
  • I may as well be Staff!
  • *
  • Posts: 522
  • Building a 737-800 full scale cockpit
  • First Name: Jim
  • Home Location: KMCO
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2018, 08:41:49 AM »
Dinshaw - I purchased from surplus the base assembly for my sim. It had been a level 4 FTD used by an airline prior to being scrapped.  Like John, I could take some pictures from above the floor, but I can't get under my sim to take pictures of much of the linkage. I have to jack the sim up to get under it.
Building a full scale 737-800 AATD for home use. Majority of hardware is from Sismo Solutions, software is Prosim under P3D. An AOPA member and LifeTime member of National Association of Flight Instructors
Please note that I am a self-employed professional cockpit builder that provides consulting to defense contractors and civilian schools and airlines.

Offline captdini

  • CockpitBuilder
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Junior Builder
  • First Name: Dinshaw Parakh
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 02:01:52 AM »
Thanks so much John and Jim,

I dont want to trouble you guys but I really appreciate ya'll taking the time to share your linked brakes setup. Look forward to it.

Best wishes,

Dinshaw.

Offline blueskydriver

  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 1,861
  • FSX/FS9 PM, PMDG737-700, FDSMIP/Overhead.etc
  • First Name: John
  • Home Location: WI
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 03:12:26 AM »
Hi Dinshaw,

I found my video tape 1 of 2 and viewed it, but it does not show the toe brake linkage. I’ll look for tape 2 tomorrow and I hope that it has what you’re looking for. If not, I am going to recover my yoke and pedal platform with the coin shape rubber matting soon, so if you can hang in there I will get some new video for you...

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Offline captdini

  • CockpitBuilder
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Junior Builder
  • First Name: Dinshaw Parakh
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2018, 06:20:11 AM »
Hi John,

Thanks so much for searching for the video. I have all the time in the world to wait, so no hurry!

Cheers,

Dinshaw.

Offline blueskydriver

  • I am chained to this website!
  • *
  • Posts: 1,861
  • FSX/FS9 PM, PMDG737-700, FDSMIP/Overhead.etc
  • First Name: John
  • Home Location: WI
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2018, 07:48:33 AM »
Hi Dinshaw,

Sadly, I found the one video with just a few minutes of footage, but it’s not showing the connected braking portions. If you can wait, I am putting my sim back together and in doing so, I will be taking the carpeting off the platform, and then adding the rubber matting. This change means I have to remove the MIP from the Yoke and Pedals Platform and in turn, I will flip the platform up and shoot new video.

This will not only help you, but will help others because the whole system underneath the platform is rather simple in design. That was the main reason I recorded in the past, but I never thought I’d misplace the video footage. In the mean time, I will upload what I do have so you can at least get the general idea.

Again, sorry for the delay...

John
| FSX | FDS-MIP OVRHD SYS CARDS FC1| PM | PMDG 737-700 | UTX | GEX | UT7 | ASE | REX2 | AES | TSR | IS | TOPCAT | AvilaSoft EFB | OC CARDS & OVRHD GAUGES| SIMKITS | SW 3D Lights | FS2CREW2010 | FSXPassengers | Flight1 AE | MATROX TH2GO-D | NTHUSIM | 3-Mits EW230Ust Proj |

Offline peterkwu

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 71
  • Aviation Enthusiast
    • fly737ng.com
  • First Name: Peter
  • Home Location: Vienna, VA
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2018, 08:26:14 PM »
There's a picture on my website of how Boeing does the interlinks. Basically a series of connecting rods, it would not be expensive to fabricate, especially if you made the components out of steel.

http://www.fly737ng.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/photo-4.jpg

Like John, my sim is undergoing renovation at the moment. I hope to have the floor flipped up in about a month and can make a short video about how it works.

I do agree with a prior poster that you probably won't notice the difference if you don't have this functionality.

--
Check on my progress at
http://www.fly737ng.com

Offline Fly_AB

  • Forum GURU
  • *
  • Posts: 52
  • Aviation Enthusiat
  • First Name: Arif
  • Home Location: Bali-Indonesia
Re: Linked Brakes
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2018, 07:04:32 PM »
Hi People,

A quick question here. I know most hardware manufacturers offer linked Rudder Pedals as a product. Does anyone know if linked brakes are also being sold by anyone? specifically for a Boeing.

Thanks,

Dinshaw.

Hello Dinshaw and All friends,

To add for Peter explanation above, i would like to add some details on how the Toe brake mechanism linked to each other as well as the rudder itself.

If we dismantled the 737, even the latest one Boeing 737-900 ER, has the same mechanism. I have had experienced dismantling many 737-200 to 737-900 ER.

Btw, I will provide this in the near future for any builders who need to save time building their cockpit and the website is under development www.flyabsimparts.com

Here is the pictures on the details of the toe brake mechanism linked.


« Last Edit: October 04, 2018, 07:11:24 PM by Fly_AB »

 

FlightSimExpo 2019

FsExpo

COUNTDOWN TO WF2019


WORLDFLIGHT TEAM USA

Will Depart in...

Recent Posts

Prosim737 Ver 2 license for sale
by 757Simulator
[Today at 03:27:53 AM]
International shipping?
by navymustang
[June 26, 2019, 08:49:25 PM]
Flooring Installed!
by jackpilot
[June 25, 2019, 05:49:57 PM]
How much room between center pedestal and seat?
by jackpilot
[June 25, 2019, 08:19:42 AM]
PM MCP.ini Question...
by ScottThePilot
[June 25, 2019, 03:14:37 AM]
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator - new at E3 2019
by blueskydriver
[June 24, 2019, 02:29:16 PM]
How to install DZUS fasteners?
by Buster99
[June 22, 2019, 04:12:34 PM]
Desert Air Spares - Trustworthy?
by kattz
[June 22, 2019, 12:40:51 PM]
Wanted - 737 Audio Panels - OEM
by jackpilot
[June 20, 2019, 12:26:51 PM]
Throttletek 737 Throttle For Sale
by kevinsayre
[June 19, 2019, 03:57:33 PM]
For sale - rudder pedals and linkages - pending to Craig
by Caflyt
[June 19, 2019, 07:49:14 AM]
737-800 Arduino X-Plane Build
by kurt-olsson
[June 18, 2019, 11:26:12 AM]
737 Throttle Conversion OC + ProSim
by kattz
[June 16, 2019, 11:39:03 AM]
A friendly FYI on Boeing rudder pedals
by kattz
[June 15, 2019, 10:36:39 AM]
737 starter switch mechanism
by paulnd
[June 13, 2019, 02:58:39 PM]
Make up your mind, Microsoft!
by jmlohrenz
[June 12, 2019, 07:25:10 PM]
What have you done for your simulator today?
by C150DIY
[June 12, 2019, 12:53:27 PM]
Complete 737-800 cockpit - moving sale
by FaustoP
[June 12, 2019, 01:26:39 AM]
Flyengravity desktop MIP
by patiju
[June 10, 2019, 01:01:06 PM]
the perfect thing to complete your sim hanger
by fsaviator
[June 09, 2019, 03:12:50 PM]
Wanted - COMPLETE set of Boeing 727 or 737 rudder pedals
by kattz
[June 08, 2019, 01:26:09 PM]
Visual system screen by Northern Flight Sim for sale $500
by peterkwu
[June 08, 2019, 06:07:39 AM]
Wanted: GoFlight T8
by C150DIY
[June 07, 2019, 02:32:29 PM]
For Sale - CPFlight MCP737 + EFIS
by ZillaUK
[June 07, 2019, 09:54:58 AM]
737 FWD Overhead Switch Diagram
by bernard S
[June 07, 2019, 08:21:46 AM]
Change the Forum Theme to suit your own Needs.
by AdamMilstead
[June 07, 2019, 06:20:41 AM]
Aileron & Elevator jump back to center
by iwik
[June 06, 2019, 08:01:24 PM]
Join me on Vatsim Tonight
by Trevor Hale
[June 05, 2019, 05:17:13 PM]
Machinery for home cockpit building
by giaviv
[June 04, 2019, 04:12:10 PM]
PROMOCION STEERING FREE
by alvaro castillo
[June 04, 2019, 11:42:43 AM]