Sonex Announces AeroBrake Hydraulic Braking System

AeroBrake_Axle-and-Wheel-hiresSonex Aircraft, LLC announced the introduction of its new AeroBrake Hydraulic Braking System. The AeroBrake is the first hydraulic brake product specifically designed for use with Sonex Aircraft airframes, the company says. The AeroBrake design may also be used on a wide variety of other Experimental aircraft designs.

The AeroBrake employs a non-caliper design that allows convenient and easy removal of the wheel assembly for maintenance of tires, wheels and bearings. It uses a simple disk as a bolt-on addition to standard Azusa-1137 or equivalent wheels. The assembly retains the same axle-to-wheel spacing as the traditional Azusa drum brake installation, and the entire installation weighs the same as a drum brake installation using AeroConversions Machined Brake Drums. It’s designed to use a 3/4-inch axle, but builders may use bushings to adapt the AeroBrake for use with smaller axles.

AeroBrake packages start at $350. The upgrade price for a new Sonex complete airframe kit or sub-kit is $300. AeroBrake packages will be available for shipping in February.

For more information, visit www.AeroConversions.com, or call 920/231-8297.

Suzanne B. Bopp is Associate Editor for KITPLANES magazine.

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