Well THERE'S Your Problem!

Worn aluminum brake line

Our little single seater recently developed a ned to have its right brake bled--like after every few flights. We didn't let that go on more than twice before investigating. I was suspecting a leak in the bleeder valve--perhaps a piece of grit or gunk (we live in the desert after all), and a with a good disassembly and cleaning, I expected all to be well. After removing the wheel pant and noting the mass of glop surrounding the assembly, it was obvious that a good cleaning was in order, so scrubbing began. It was only after removing the gear leg fairing to expose more of the assembly that I noted a drop of red fluid on the low point of the soft aluminum tube (Versatube 3003). There was no way that was coming from the bleeder! Continue reading "Well THERE'S Your Problem!"