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    Grove brakes and wheels

    I just ended up with a never been flown Zenith CH650 airplane that I plan to put up on a pole for a wind thing. It has brand new Grove brakes with 5:00X5 tires/wheels.

    Question: would these work on my 46 J3 somehow?? If I converted, I would want 6 inch wheels though.

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    Maybe Grove will trade?

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    The calipers and maybe torque plates are interchangeable, I believe. The disc is, of course, the wrong size. If you want a good-looking J-3, consider his 8:00x4 wheel, which is PMA. Tires and tubes are expensive, but worth it for the appearance and originality. You can get good used stuff, but brand new is not all that expensive when compared to Cleveland.

    For little more than the cost of one used Cleveland mechanical brake wheel, we re-did an Aeronca from one end to the other with brand new wheels and hydraulic brakes. Field-approved, and the owners love it.

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    (thread creep)....
    Grove makes a hydraulic disc conversion kit for the 800x4 Cub wheels,
    I hear it works great & it preserves that vintage look.
    Personally though I'd rather have 800 or 850x6's.
    http://www.groveaircraft.com/cub.html
    Last edited by hotrod180; 10-30-2015 at 05:50 PM.
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!

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    Only 2 sizes look good on a J3, J4,
    J5, Pa11, Pa15/17/16. 800x4 or 25x11x4. Everything else looks uncublike.

    Glenn

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    Glenn you are almost right, but the only thing looking better then 25x5's is four - 8:00x4's

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    Your half way there

    https://youtu.be/l4qk_fWpfB4

    Glenn

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    Oh, yeah.....how about the Brodie Aerial Landing System.....From the J-3 TC:

    *619. Brodie Suspending Gear
    (Aircraft of 1220 lb. maximum weight, and 65 hp minimum)
    installed in accordance with Brodie Engi
    neering Corporation, 2107 Maryland Avenue,
    Baltimore, Maryland, Dwg. No. X46R6187.
    (a) Complete installation includi
    ng fixed mount, hook, +37 lb. (-2)
    arm and cables. The following placards are required:
    (1) "Intentional spins prohibited with Brodie Hook installed:
    (Spins permitted with fixed mount only installed)".
    (2) At the release handle: "Warning - Suspending gear hook release."
    (b) Installation of fixed mount only, in accordance with Dwgs. +15 lb. (-3)
    X45D17370, X45G17375, X45C17393 and X45B17394
    Aircraft incorporation Item (a) may be
    operated, in accordance with required operating
    instructions, on the Brodie Aerial Track Airport erected at Diffendall (Eastern) Airport,
    Baltimore, Maryland. These operating instructions
    are contained in the CAA (FAA) approved Brodie
    Pilot Operating Manual entitled "Pilot Operating In
    structions for Piper J3
    and PA-11 Airplanes
    for Landing and Takeoff on Aerial Track Airports
    " which must remain in the airplane during
    such operation, and must retain its identity as an individual manual.



    Not a cub in the video, but....... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wrz20iLAEA

    I wonder how hard it'd be to get that TC'd these days????

    MTV

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