DIY Carbon SiC brake rotors and pads
As it seems the general industry is leary, of getting on with making carbon SiC rotors and pads, I decided to make my own a while ago.
The rotor is machined from a F16 front rotor, the pads are made of a similar material, scavenged from a 747 brake rotor.
This ought to serve as a bit of inspiration ;-)
The last image, is a thermographic image, taken during the the first tests.
The brake Performs real well.
The static friction of Carbon SiC brakes is close to zero, and obviously heat is a non-issue.
Power is plenty, modulation is up there with the best, and the weight is way down for a 203mm rotor, around 90g as I recall.
Warping is a thing of the past, and impact resistance is good as well.
So what's not to like......the price tag.