Brake caliper 701 main gear<br /> I got the finishing kit for my 701 the other day and I was putting the wheels together when I ran into a proble


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Comment by Perry Delano on September 30, 2021 at 7:12pm
Hi James,

If it is like my kit, you have to chamfer the lower corner of one side of the gear. This should be shown in the manual, if not the plans. I opted to put a 5/8 spacer with longer bolts to allow the brake calliper to clear the gear and not grind the chamfer.

Comment by James H Skaggs on September 29, 2021 at 10:39pm
They don't fit and it looks like some cutting on the landing gear needs to be done. I'm just not exactly sure how much to cut or if I might be missing something. Plans are showing a totally different wheel kit, maybe an older style. With the hub mounted in the pre-drilled holes doesn't leave enough room for the calipers. I'll post pics soon as I can to show you what I mean.

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