Brakes and BRS Bridles

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Awhile back I ordered some black plastic clips from AliExpress.com to hold the bridles for the parachute in place. This weekend I decided to put them to use. When I got started I also decided to tackle the brake cables since it looked like I could route those with the bridle clips too.

FC-30 3M Selfadhesive Nylon mounting flat pole wire cable clamp
FC-30 3M Selfadhesive Nylon mounting flat pole wire cable clamp

The brake cables exit the fuselage near the front of the landing gear on each side, I added a small grommet to this hole to reduce chafing.
Grommet for brake cable
Grommet for brake cable

To keep the cables from flapping in the breeze I added a couple of rubber lined cable clamps to the landing gear bolts. The cable routed through the clamps then down the landing gear leg along the bridle that is secured with the plastic clips.

Bridle and brake cables secured with clips
Bridle and brake cables secured with clips

The grade cable the runs around the from of the gear into the caliper.

Break cable into caliper
Break cable into caliper

I also used the bridles clips inside the fusealge so they don’t get tangled up with other things. These clips are a little too tall so they don’t clamp the bridle. I put a small piece of foam on the top on in the picture below. Next time I’m at the hardware store I plan to get some self adhesive black foam weather striping to use in the few places where this matters.

BRS bridle secured with clips in cockpit
BRS bridle secured with clips in cockpit

I plan to add maybe one or two more clips inside the fusealge but I need to climb in and make sure I don’t place them in a position that my elbow might hit. Right now the seat is covered with parts for electrical wiring so I’ll do that some other time. If the 3M sticky tape does not hold up I plan to secure the clips using a couple of tiny wood screws but so far the 3M tape seems adequate.

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