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    2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi.. some friends and I have a 1-26E that we are trying to get airworthy. We have. 4.00-4 8 ply tire which binds and self actuates the brake with minimal spoiler opening. We would like to find an original 4 ply tire to put on. Does anyone know of any available?

    Plan B would be to try a 4.00-4 6ply. Does anyone know if they will fit?

    Plan C, per K&L would be to raise the rear attach point of the brake band a bit higher to provide more clearance for the existing 8 ply tire. Has any one successfully done that. How much higher do we need to raise it?

    Plan D would be to convert it to the handrail if brake but we do kt have the budget for that rright now.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Pete Brown
    SGS 1-23G

    • Plan D typo… convert to hydraulic brake….but we don’t have the budget for it right now.

    • Make sure the band is adjusted correctly and the air pressure isn’t too high. 20 or so pounds max. The band brakes are not really effective and not really worth anything and you could remove it till you find the correct tire or get the bucks and convert to the disc brakes set up. Jim A 005