Zulu Yankee Posted April 19, 2007 Share Posted April 19, 2007 I am getting ready to work on the landing brake of my Cozy. When I compiled my wish list, before acquiring the project, I had decided that I wanted to put a full-length piano hinge on it. Since I had planned on an electric actuator, I also decided that I wanted to move LB-19 towards the center. My Cozy came with the landing brake already installed, but not glassed on both sides. It has the 10-inch hinge already Micro'd in (see my website). There is a chip busted out of the one edge (was that way before I got it). I am now standing before a decision. I either: 1) fix the landing brake by cutting out the busted piece and putting a layer of BID over it and merely do the inside layups. 2) fix the landing brake, remove LB19 and install a bigger LB19 to move it center. 3) remove the whole landing brake and make a new one, installing the hinge. Option 1 would be the easiest. Option 3 would require digging out birch, the lugs and then having to contend with a larger hole than the original plans piece of birch. Just by writing this e-mail, I think I have talked myself into either Option 1 or Option 2. Problem is that I have already bought the birch and piano hinge (3 foot of it). Lesson learnt: Figure out what needs to be done and HOW it is going to get done before pulling the credit card out. Any comments? Has anyone retrofitted a full length landing brake hinge? Zulu Yankee www.randombitcorp.com/cozymkiv Quote I plan to procrastinate, but not now.... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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