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Working Disk Brakes for Technic Cars - with Instructions
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After the work on my Supercar (with friction brakes) was done, I dicided how to make better more realistic brakes.

I made this prototype for a smaller supercar, but I won't do this with this brake because of its wastage and wear on the parts because there are no brake pads or facings.





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Marvin G.
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Charlie A
  October 11, 2013
Are they pneumatic?
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  October 11, 2013
Quoting Charlie A Are they pneumatic?
No ;) they are activated by pulling the flexible cable, e. g. by a liftarm hoked up to a brake pedal or something.
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  October 11, 2013
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 :)
Marvin G.
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Charlie A
  October 10, 2013
How powerful are they? Would they work on lets say the Lego Unimog or Crain Truck?
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  August 7, 2012
I've seen the disc brakes on my sister's car, and these look almost exactly the same. Excellent work! You should make a Youtube video showing them in action.
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  November 21, 2010
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
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  May 11, 2010
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!
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  January 24, 2010
Your design is ingenious and there is no doubt about it, but having a plastic brake disk and pad doesn't create much friction and would be impractical to use on a large scale car, no offence..
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  January 17, 2010
this is a realistic and creative break system 10/10
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  December 15, 2009
Good, but u kinda dont get it
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  September 7, 2009
Quoting Vibor Cavor I have to say that I don't see how it can work. Can you demonstrate somehow?
can you see the grey part with the 2 holes next to the red part on the other side of the disk? - that's the brake "pad" which's moved by the flex over the black beam with 3 holes.
  September 7, 2009
I have to say that I don't see how it can work. Can you demonstrate somehow?
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  September 4, 2009
Very nice, I've been working on a brake design myself but this seems to work a lot better than what I've come up with.
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  September 4, 2009
I like it. One application it would be very good for is a heavy trailer going down hill when one motor wouldn't provide enough "engine brake" to slow it down. Thanks for posting!
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  September 4, 2009
exellent idea! thanks for share it!
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  September 4, 2009
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 : )
 
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