Figure 2-4. Brake assembly, exploded view.
d. Insert the hook of the tension scale into the
2-8. Brake Adjustment Procedures
hole at the end of the brake handle.
e. Pull the scale out at a right angle to and on the
A tension scale having a measurement capacity of
same plane as the brake handle.
50 pound is required for adjustment of the brake
f. Adjust the nut at the back of the rear lever
assembly. A 30-pound weight, supported by a wire,
until the handle releases at 30 pounds 1.
can be used as an alternate procedure.
g. Tighten the plain nut on the eyebolt at the
a. Place a tubular mast section through the roller
front of the rear brake lever to secure the ad-
guide assembly and brake shoes.
b. Close the brake if possible.
h. Alternately, if a spring scale is not available,
support the top and bottom of the launcher, on
Do not force beyond 30 pounds pressure
boxes or trestles, on its side with the brake handle
on the handle.
on the lower side.
i. Fasten a 30-pound weight by a wire through
c. If the brake cannot be closed, turn the self-
the hole in the brake handle.
locking nut on the eyebolt at the back of the rear
brake lever counterclockwise until the brake can be