Quoting Charlie A
How powerful are they? Would they work on lets say the Lego Unimog or Crain Truck?
Actually, those brakes are not meant to be be used for "real" application ;) - they do work, but they cause damage to your legos and are not that powerful - it's rather that disk brakes are something unusual in lego and you can show off with those :D There are much more elegant and more efficient ways of slowing down lego cars ;) good luck with your project btw :)
i love the design but it doesn't generate much force in a large scale motorized vehicle....for that you need something to lock the drive train in place and then unlock it..... ill help you work on your system..... my congrats for a perfect first try
Not a bad design - looks good. I imagine like my system it just doesn't generate much actual braking force. I use dental floss to transmit "pull" from a pedal to compress two pads against a small wheel - you can see in the two cars I have on here. The design is getting there - next stage to grind down some of the big 40 tooth gears to make big disks. Dental floss is a Lego wonder material for transmitting force by the way...negligible stretch and can go around corners on pulleys really nicely. I haven't really seen anyone else make a serious attempt at scale brakes - nice job!
Brilliant. I've made pneumatic brakes before but these look so much better as they're so compact (and actually look like the real thing too). I don't know how well they work but for innovation you desreve nothing less than 10/10 : )