Brakes & Gears

Brakes & Gears

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How to choose the best brake and landing gear system for general aviation planes
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Having your heads in the clouds is quintessential dream of every pilot. We spend years studying the science of flying, the mysteries of the atmosphere and the intricacies of communication but mostly overlook the probably the most important element of them all – Landing! A safe and proper landing is, by far the most important element because it allows us to soar through the skys anther day. That’s why when it comes to choosing your landing gear and break systems you must be even more diligent in your selection and instillation. There are a few things you should consider when choosing the best brake and landing gear system for your general aviation plane. First, consider the size and weight of your plane. The larger and heavier your plane is, the more powerful your brakes and landing gear will need to be.  Second, consider the number of wheels your plane has. The more wheels your plane has, the more evenly distributed the weight will be and the easier it will be to stop.  Finally, consider the type of terrain you’ll be taking off and landing from. If you’ll be landing on rough terrain, you’ll need a more robust system that can handle the bumps and jolts. With these factors in mind, you should be able to narrow down your choices and find the best system for your plane.