ROC Rank: 1k Comma Club
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Glendale, AZ
Model Year: 2008
Color: Billet Silver / Gray
Re: Parking Brake Freezing?
Thanks all. I did use it every time I parked it on my driveway since there's a slight incline. It was cold, our first freeze here in West Texas I believe, so maybe there was enough to freeze that brake in place. The dealership told me that they cleaned and lubed the cable and all, but couldn't find anything that caused it. I'll be happy as long as it doesn't do it again.
I tried flying a plane a few months ago and could not make it move. I could not believe it! I had instructor once tell me to never use the emergency brake and I always thought - yea right. Until now. I had full throttle on with 3 passengers on board and the plane would not move. The emergency brake was off but it was stuck on. The FBO later put me in a different plane and all was good. Later I found out that they had to connect that plane to a truck and pull it until the brakes released. This was a 2007 Cessna 172 SP with G1000 cockpit. A $250,000 aircraft. Yet the brakes got stuck. I'm now a believer that emergency brakes can stick and I will never use another one.
Meets attended: Sedona IV in AZ - 2008, Tempe, AZ -2008, Phoenix, AZ - 2008, Sedona V in AZ - 2009, San Diego, CA - 2009 - Phoenix, AZ - 2009, Sedona VI in AZ - 2010, Sedona VII in AZ - 2011
2008 RTL /Navi
Purchased Dec 2007
Bug Deflector, Trailor Hitch, Dash Mat, ScanGauge, Rear Splash Guards, Westin Bed Xtender, Pop & Lock, BakFlip G2