Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Certified Aeronautical Products, LLC is proud to announce the availability of New FAA-TSO Approved Wheels & Hydraulic Disc Brake System parts with FAA-DER Approved Installation Drawings.

In collaboration with Grove Aircraft Landing Gear Systems, Inc, we have developed the ideal wheels and hydraulic brakes to replace the Taylorcraft's 70+ year-old mechanical Shinn brakes. This kit has everything you will need to retrofit your Taylorcraft B-Series or F-Series aircraft.

Standard List Price (updated 06/18)
$  4980.36



Because: Simplicity We have taken care of all the fittings and hardware details and we've hunted down the best available TSO Hoses.  We have completed the exhaustive task of substantiating this installation to the applicable FAA / CAA regulations for Taylorcraft airplanes.  This includes analyses and testing to assure compliance with all requirements. We cover all the paperwork.

Because: FAA Approved  No STC Required.  No Field Approval.  Simply have your I.A. execute a standard FAA form 337 referencing our FAA Approved Data.  This is known as a Major Alteration (337) with DER support.

Because: All New Parts - Every piece of this system is brand new.  The old Shinn wheels and brakes have served our beloved Taylorcrafts for all these years.  Some folks hate them. Others have learned that with the right tinkering and adjusting every so often, they work great. But have you inspected yours lately?  Those 70+ year-old castings aren't going to last forever.  On my 2012 annual inspection, I actually found a cracked wheel.  I am glad I found it before it broke.  That would have ruined my day/week/year or even worse.  In my case I was able to find a used spare wheel.  Here's how it looked.  Lord only knows how many hard landings and hours this thing has had in its lifetime.  Oh, how I was wishing new parts were available then.


Because: Reliability - Hydraulic Disc Brakes are the international standard braking system throughout the aviation industry for new aircraft of all shapes and sizes.  Virtually every FBO, every mechanic, every repair station understands hydraulic disc brakes.  Maintenance is simple...  generally just keep the reservoir topped off and take a good look every annual inspection, and you're good to go.  Perhaps you may need replacement o-rings or brake pads every so often.  But thats about the worst case scenario. And if so, parts are stocked on the shelf at Grove Aircraft Landing Gear Systems, Inc. and many other supply houses.  Piece of cake.  And, with Grove, you know they've proven themselves.

Because: Engineering -  We at CAP teamed up with Grove to properly size the hydraulic cylinders specifically for the Taylorcraft B-Series airplanes. They're just right with the perfect pedal pressure.  And... Yes.... you keep your original heel brake pedals.  Many have concerns about hydraulic brakes causing tail draggers to flip over on their back.  It can happen, no doubt.  But it happens with mechanical brakes too.  We've worked hard and tested this system to ensure they are right.  You'd really have to stomp on those heel pedals at a fast rate of speed to have trouble.  Face it.  Tail wheel airplanes require a proper skills and proper attention.  This system is no more demanding than any other vintage 2-place light planes.  Yet they are rugged to withstand all demands, from tundra flying to everyday training.

Because: They're just right!  In fact, they are so perfectly matched and neatly installed that many probably won't detect any differences upon first look at the airplane.  Sure, a really trained eye will notice those calipers down on the wheels.  But they look like they belong.  Inside the airplane, you cannot see anything different.  Everything is neatly tucked away under the floor.  And when you fly with these wheels and brakes, we are pretty sure you will hardly notice a difference, other than solid / predictable / reliable performance.  Press the pedal and they are there when you need 'em.  Not too much. Always there.

Some Assembly Required - Owner Produced Parts (OPP).  While all of the major components of this kit are either FAA-TSO approved or standard hardware items, there are just a handfull of the minor parts that are provided without fabrication/quality approval. Our DER provides FAA approval of the design data.  CAP supplies the parts as unfinished parts.  Fabrication and quality verification is to be completed as Owner Produced Parts.  This means that the owner must take part in the final quality acceptance and verification that the parts are fabricated in accordance with the FAA approved design data. The owner must make a logbook entry to close the loop.  Here is a list of the OPP required parts.

Brake cable assembly, 2 ea.
Pulley bracket assembly, 1 ea.
Cylinder bracket assembly, 2 ea.

Pulley / Cylinder Brackets (See OPP Notes)

CALL TODAY to place your order.  (254) 715-4773


EMAIL your Taylorcraft serial number to barnstmr@aol.com

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