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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:42 am 
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Hi,

We have numberous aircraft that use hydraulic or pneumatic brake bladders -- Spitfire, Hurri, Cornell, Fairchild 24, Lysander etc.

It is very difficult to get replacements, and they can be very expensive -- up to $2500, for what is basically an inner-tube.

That just doesn't seem right. People have been using inner tubes for a long time.

Does anyone know of a place to have these made? Ideally I would like to send them specs, and have the tubes show up in reasonable time, at a reasonable price, of good quality.

Dave


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:36 am 
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Try these guys Dave.

I have no idea if they can help but it appears they do that kind of work.

http://www.permatyperubber.com/index.html

If you have the drawings and material specs it should be pretty easy for them. Let us know how you get on.

Ryan


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Spitfire brake bags are being produced in the UK by Supermarine.
But will be pricey but meet the Aerospace specs as deemed by the UK CAA,
http://supermarine.net
http://supermarine.net/images/pdfs/WEBSTOCK.pdf

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:09 pm 
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I'm not sure about a suitable new manufacturer, however we have a few NOS brake bags and shoes for the 12 inch Spitfire main wheel. If you need any let me know.


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