Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 23:14:37 GMT
From: th <>
Subject: Re: New tyres fitted to rear?

R. Frist wrote: > We had a '85 and an '86 classic both of which I miss. I wonder if > putting the emergency brake on the front came from the Saab aircraft > engineers. Small planes with tricycle landing gear have only a brake > on the front wheel. The much ado about a passenger plane landing with > a messed up nose wheel a few weeks ago did not concern many pilots. > About the worse that could happen would be a further messed up nose > gear (or nose). On the other hand if one of the rear wheels was not > functioning that would be a real problem. > No, I think the front parking brake was introduced with the 99 model. The old two-stroke models and the Sonett had rear parking brake. The front parking brake was abandoned with the 9000 and from 1988 on the C900. -- th

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