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All the stuff on the Tecnam web site says they have toe brakes and all bar 2 of the flight reviews I've found also say toe brakes. The 2 reviews I found were from here in Australia and they said toe brakes were optional hence the question.

 

 

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All the stuff on the Tecnam web site says they have toe brakes and all bar 2 of the flight reviews I've found also say toe brakes. The 2 reviews I found were from here in Australia and they said toe brakes were optional hence the question.

The P92 Super echo, The P96 Golf And the P92 Eaglet I have flown have all had a hand brake set up. Toe brakes would be good, I guess the option is popular.

 

 

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So would I, coming from GA/Airlines background.

 

There's one close by that I was thinking of going out and get checked out in. I might go out to the airport and have a look. I think the rego is 24-7600.

 

 

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So would I, coming from GA/Airlines background.There's one close by that I was thinking of going out and get checked out in. I might go out to the airport and have a look. I think the rego is 24-7600.

I have flown 24-7600, it has a handle.

 

 

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I wonder if the new taildragger has toe brakes?

I hope so.It would be easier. Although the sonex has a brake lever instead of independant brakes in TW configuration.Apparently the sonex handles well on the ground. Its tail wheel directly linked to the rudder via a rigid rod.

 

 

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Toe brakes are so much easier, I trained in the jab where you have to be a contortionist to use the brake lever... The eaglet is a pleasure to fly by comparison. Ergonomics is a word that is not in jabiru's vocabulary it seems.

 

 

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Thanks dazza, saved me a trip to the airport.

Crikey GAFA! I have flown both... of course Toe is the preference but don't let that put you off please... Aircraft such as the Texan have handle brakes (a factory option I would not choose if I were the purchaser of a new aircraft)... but regardless of the brakes option you won't find a nicer handling and flying aircraft than the Texan IMO. I think they both work...

 

 

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Texan's do look nice and there are a few nearby as well, plus a piper sport (it has toe brakes). I can understand the use of handles in cheaper aircraft, but when aircraft such as the P92 Eaglet are fitted with class cockpits and cost a few $$$'s to purchase why not have toe brakes as standard.

 

There is a VH P2008 in the area so I might go and fly that.

 

 

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  • 2 years later...

My Sierra has hand brake set up also, have found no issues with it and far easier to operate than the Jab 160 hand brake system which I learnt in.

 

 

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I am training in 24-7600.. Fly Now at Redcliffe...very nice aircraft and a great instructor..David

I used to fly that plane a few years ago when it was brand new and operationg out of Boonah.

 

 

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I am training in 24-7600.. Fly Now at Redcliffe...very nice aircraft and a great instructor..David

Hey David, I'm training in the same aircraft (24-7600). Small world hey? Maybe we'll run into each other at Fly Now. How far along in your training are you? Tony

 

 

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I am also training in 7600. Seems to be a popular aircraft! I have been flying with both Mahl and Wayne and enjoying the lessons.

 

 

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