Beringer Wheels & Brakes has introduced higher-capacity brakes for Lancair 320, 360, and Legacy models.
The new wheels, calipers and pads will accommodate disks that are both more massive and longer-lasting, improving both lifetime and performance, according to company officials.
Beringer wheels feature sealed lifetime ball bearings, high-strength aluminum axles, and a tubeless tire design, saving weight and lowering temperature buildup while reducing the chance of a blowout, officials said.
Beringer also supplies complete systems, including master cylinders and stainless steel/Teflon brake lines and fittings. With Beringer master cylinders and brakes, pilots can also take advantage of the ALIR anti-skid system.
“This system improves on the excellent results of the original Beringer Lancair system,” says Remi Beringer, chief designer. “When the entire system also includes the ALIR unit, it will also shorten the stopping distance.”
Compared to the standard kit items and depending on the kit’s tires, the Beringer 2-wheel mains system will save six to nine pounds. An additional two to three pounds’ saving will be realized by using the Beringer nose wheel, according to company officials.
Retail price for the 2-wheel mains system, including assembled wheels and tubeless tires, brakes, and axles is $1678 to $2,050, depending on model.
All-up mains systems (with master cylinders, ALIR, braided stainless lines, all fittings, and parking brake, run $2706 to $3,889, depending on the model, options, and the number of master cylinders (2 or 4).
The nosewheel, completely assembled with mounted and pressure-tested tubeless tire and high-strength aluminum axle, is $558.
Complete systems (including the matching tubeless front wheel and tire, and all parts, lines, and fittings) are available separately or as a comprehensive kit through Aircraft Spruce or directly from the factory in France.
For more information: Beringer-aero.com