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321c
7th Nov 2018, 07:51
I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong, sometimes not always when I brake after landing my legs just get tired and start shaking at the very end of the braking action, maybe it is because I leave my heel on the rudder pedal at the same time that I try to brake with the ball and toes of the feet? should I separate the heel from the pedal to make it easier to brake?

STBYRUD
7th Nov 2018, 18:13
Don't skip leg day! Seriously though, maybe just wind the pedals a little closer, that may help. The aim is to keep your entire foot on the pedal.

Flying Wild
7th Nov 2018, 21:56
I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong, sometimes not always when I brake after landing my legs just get tired and start shaking at the very end of the braking action, maybe it is because I leave my heel on the rudder pedal at the same time that I try to brake with the ball and toes of the feet? should I separate the heel from the pedal to make it easier to brake?

Use Autobrake instead? If your legs are shaking whilst braking the aircraft, you're definitely doing something wrong!

FlightDetent
7th Nov 2018, 22:27
Use Autobrake instead? If your legs are shaking whilst braking the aircraft, you're definitely doing something wrong! The sentiment is shared, the suggested advice worded differently, however: Do not use the Autobrake to palliate, fix the problem first.

The Old Swedish
8th Nov 2018, 03:29
Or maybe you need to do some exercise :E Just kidding...
Seriously, it sounds your pedals are adjusted bit far away.

stilton
9th Nov 2018, 00:32
Rudder pedals should be adjusted to
allow you to ‘lock your leg’ straight out
at the limit of rudder throw


This allows adequate control in the engine out case and should provide for correct foot position in normal scenarios



Rudder pedal position, seat height and fore/ aft adjustment to allow full, free control movement are three of the simplest but most
important items to check every time you get in the cockpit, getting these right is a significant aid in accurate control in all phases of flight, take off and landing

Artisan
9th Nov 2018, 01:59
Hi 321c, try this:
1. Adjust the pedals so that you can comfortably apply full rudder deflection from your seated position.
2. When landing, ensure your heels are on the floor.
3. After touch down, while the auto brakes are doing their thing, slide your feet up so that the balls of your feet are near the tops of the pedals.
4. Braking application is markedly improved with less effort because of the increased leverage. However be careful and very gentle with the increased leverage.

Capt Fathom
9th Nov 2018, 10:42
2. When landing, ensure your heels are on the floor.
3. After touch down, while the auto brakes are doing their thing, slide your feet up so that the balls of your feet are near the tops of the pedals.
Not so easy in a good crosswind while applying lots of rudder to maintain centreline.