CroMoly landing gear from Tracy O'Brien will substitute the original setup. The gear legs can be had at:
We got hydraulic brakes from Tracy O'Brien. These will substitute the original wire operated drums. The brakes can be had at:
We got these reservoirs for our brake pumps at
Brake pedal kit aquired from Vans. This will be installed on the pilot seat pedals.
Lining up the landing gear legs to drill the holes in the engine mount
shim placed on the inner rim of the wheel to achieve the approximately 0,7 degrees toe-in
Brake pedal set almost complete. The pedal plate that came with the Vans kit did not fit. Re-made those.
Tabs for the brake cylinders had to be welded on the pedal assembly
This is how it ended up looking. Welded on tabs for the cylinder rod ends and made a set of bushings that I welded on for the hinge bolts on the pedals. Still to run brake lines. Those will be 3/16" SS braided lines.
Since we upgraded to 5" wheels on our Sonex, we needed larger pants. Molds were borrowed, originally made after the pants on a Storm 280. Vacum molding was used, and the two halves were joined in step two.
Wheel pant 1.0. I suppose this is a little bit like pancaces, you're never quite happy with the first one.
The brakes have been completed
Brake lines exit through the firewall to both sides. AN3 90 degree bulkhead fittings. Braided lines and fittings from Pegasus Autoracing
Inside support plate for the wheel pant bolted to the axel hub flange. Nut plates for 4ea bolts for the pant
Outside support for the wheel pant is a 1/2" tube inside the hollow axel, TIG welded to a plate with nut plates for the pant.
Wheel pant fitted
Small round cower for tire valve access
Many Sonex owners have experienced issues with the std 1/4" bolts for the gear legs in the engine mount. We had our engine mount modified to accept 10mm bolts. Reamed to close tolerance. Made arecess in the firewall to allow room for the bolt head