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General Tire FAQ's
What is the difference between tire brands
Cross Sections of 6.00-6 Tires -all 6 ply From top to bottom: 1. Goodyear Flight Custom III 2. Michelin Air 3. Specialty Tire Air Hawk
Notice that the Goodyear tire has much more tread rubber than the other tires. Tread thickness of the Air Hawk and the Michelin are comparable.
Cross section comparison of Goodyear Flight Custom III (thicker tread) and Specialty Tire Air Hawk
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If you put a 6 ply tire on the airplane that was spec'd for 4 ply and lists 4 ply pressure of 29 psi then you are under inflating the 6 ply tire.com/faqaircrafttire.htm[7/1/2013 2:40:55 PM]
Where should the valve stem be located
The valve stem should be aligned with the red dot or triangle ( indicates the circumferential location of the light spot on the tire). For example. the 6. if no yellow spot then the valve is considered the heavy spot. etc. Check your aircraft maintenance manual for the correct tire and correct inflation pressure. while the 6 ply Air Hawk has a generic inflation pressure of 42 psi. It is the responsibility of those desiring to install the article on or within a specific type or class of aircraft to determine that the aircraft operating conditions are within the TSO standards. Specialty Tire per their letter dated September 18. tire inflation pressure. as maximum imbalance Many conditions can lead to landing gear vibration including condition of the landing gear components.00-6 4 ply Air Hawk tire has a generic* inflation pressure of 29 psi. An interesting quote from TSO-c62d follows: “The conditions and tests required for TSO approval of this article are minimum performance standards. tire stiffness. * I say "generic" because these are the tire inflation pressures from the tire manufacturer.Aircraft Tire and Tube Frequentl
Cross section comparison of Goodyear Flight Custom III (thicker tread) and Michelin tire
I can hear something inside my tire when I spin the wheel. and tire balance. tire set from sitting.sacskyranch. This may lead to tire damage and vibration problems.
What is the maximum amount of tire imbalance
Cessna uses a tight 5 inch oz. Goodyear tubes are marked with a yellow stripe indicates the heavy spot.
What is the FAA approval basis for aircraft tires
Aircraft Tires are approved under the FAA's Technical Standard Order system (TSO) All TSO-C62b qualified tires with a speed rating of 160 mph or less and all TSO-C62c qualified tires do not require requalification to TSO-C62d unless the tire is changed. It sounds like a pea
Tubes can sometimes have a small bit of loose rubber inside them caused by installing the tube stem during manufacture. Note: if your aircraft maintenance manual lists a 4 ply tire then the inflation pressure is for a 4 ply tire and not a 6 ply tire. The inflation pressure that the airframe manufacturer recommends may be different because of airframe requirements such as landing gear stress. 2002. tire weight and size.”
the Goodyear Tire Data Book
Goodear has available two excellent publications on tire care.
Goodyear Tire FAQ
Any Goodyear tire questions . a 49x17 (32PR) may actually have only 18 plies built into the carcass to accommodate the maximum static load at the corresponding inflation pressure. With the Flight Custom III the number of landings is 20% more then the II.get the bible . This furthers Goodyear's lead as the highest quality. and Super Hawk Tire
http://www. lowest cost per landing tire in the world. For example. Summary of Flight Custom III Features 20% more landings Kevlar belts for added tread stability (more landings) New tire tread (Aquachannels) to reduce hydroplaning Increased tread depth (more landings) Increased sunlight and ozone resistance (longer lasting) Improved polymer tread compound (more landings)
Specialty Tire (McCreary Tire) FAQ
Differences between the Air Trac.com/faqaircrafttire. That interchangeability extends to tires with same size and ply rating from competitive brands.htm[7/1/2013 2:40:55 PM]
. taking a permanent set of about 25%* larger than the original size. Air Hawk. This made The Flight Custom II the lowest cost per landing tire. 2. Embry Riddle did a test and found that the II gave 3 times the number of landings than the competition tire. Tubes grow in service. * data from Goodyear Aircraft Tire Data Handbook 11/02 page 24
What does the ply rating mean?
This term is used to identify the maximum rated static load capability and corresponding inflation pressure applicable to specific operational requirements. Subject tire full interchangeability with the same size and ply-rating "Goodyear Flight Custom II and Flight Special II. Goodyear Tire Data Book
Are Goodyear's Flight Custom III tire interchangeable with my existing tire?
Goodyear has issued Service Information Letter SL2002-32-002 R1 which states in part: 1.Aircraft Tire and Tube Frequentl
Should I reuse my old tube
A new tube should be used when installing a new tire.sacskyranch. The ply rating is an indication of tyre strength and does not specify the actual number of carcass plies within that tyre.
Difference between Flight Custom II and Flight Custom III
When Goodyear introduced the Flight Custom II many years ago. which could cause a wrinkle and lead to tube failure. This makes a used tube too large to use in a new tire.
High quality rubber compounds and careful manufacturing techniques come together in the AirTrac. corporate and fleet aircraft applications
Warranty on Specialty Tires
Specialty Tires of America · Airplane Tire & Tube
editorial note from John Schwaner Specialty has by far the lowest warranty return of any tire brand that we sell. corporate and fleet aircraft applications Air Hawk If you're looking for an increased level of performance and security at a price that won't bust your budget.Aircraft Tire and Tube Frequentl
Air Trac A quality tire that protects your aircraft investment offering solid performance you can count on. A superb choice when you require added safety at a lower cost. the AirHawk delivers reliable.and a great option for training fleets. · Fleet tested and backed by a solid warranty. · Available in a wide range of sizes for personal. · Available in a wide range of sizes for personal..htm[7/1/2013 2:40:55 PM]
.. where hard use is encountered and operational economy is expected. Make the comparison today. A Better Tire. The AirTrac is an excellent choice for private aircraft of all types.. FAA approved and tested by thousands of pilots. · Advanced casing designs provide high levels of safety with improved takeoff and landing.com/faqaircrafttire. the SuperHawk offers advanced design. corporate and fleet aircraft applications
Super Hawk The best choice you can make when you need the highest levels of performance and extra-long tread life.sacskyranch. day-in and day-out. The result? An FAA-approved aircraft tire that provides excellent all-around performance and pilot-proven value.. and you'll agree---SuperHawk is a proven Value Leader in high performance. Designed to handle higher landing speeds and heavier loads. the AirHawk is an excellent choice for a wide range of applications. general aviation aircraft tires. A good Tire at a great price · Quality rubber compounds provide durability and improved tread life.
http://www. and a Great Value · High quality rubber compounds provide durability and long service life · Specially engineered for added reliability during takeoff and landing · Fully tested--in the lab and on the runway · Available in a wide range of sizes for personal. precision craftsmanship and over 80 years of tire manufacturing experience that we build in. · Designed to provide reliable performance under a wide range of takeoff and landing conditions. Our Very Best Aircraft Tire · Nylon-belted construction for flexibility and even wear. The result is a premium belted aircraft tire that surpasses FAA specifications and matches the performance levels of far more expensive brands. · Fully tested and approved to TSO C62D. Improved tread compounds and high-strength casings offer added wear resistance and an extra measure of security. cost-effective performance under a wide variety of takeoff and landing conditions.
6. Due to the properties of the materials from which they are constructed.com/faqaircrafttire.29 lbs. EXCEPT AS STATED HEREIN. 6. FITNESS. plus taxes. promise or agreement. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY.Aircraft Tire and Tube Frequentl
limited WARRANTY Every new airplane tire or tube of our manufacture. as a consequence of this growth.00-6 8 Ply .
Excessive wear shown in the center
http://www. the effective pressure will reduce. bearing our name and serial number.55 lbs. aircraft tires will grow for up to 12 hours after initial inflation. INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.00-6 6 Ply . PERFORMANCE OR OTHERWISE EXPRESSED. based upon our current prices. we will either repair it or make a reasonable allowance on the purchase of a new tire or tube. is warranted to be free from defects in workmanship and material. As the volume of the tire increase. Be sure to check your aircraft's maintenance manual for the correct pressure for YOUR airplane. INC. THE INFLATION PRESSURE OF NEWLY MOUNTED TIRES SHOULD BE CHECKED AFTER A MINIMUM OF 12 HOURS AND RE-INFLATED TO THE REQUIRED PRESSURE. May also see circumferal cracks at the base of the treads. IMPLIED OK STATUTORY AND SPECIALTY TIRES OF AMERICA.42 lbs. SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR SPECIAL. If our examination shows that such tire or tube has failed under terms of' this warranty.htm[7/1/2013 2:40:55 PM]
. except as stated herein. source: Letter from Specialty Tires dated September 18. No representative has any authority to make any representation.
What is the proper tire inflation pressure
Tire Inflation Pressure For Specialty Tires (formerly McCreary) 6.00-6 4 Ply .sacskyranch. 2002 Note: The same tire may have different inflation pressures (especially nosewheels) due to airplane loading differences.
Excessive wear seen on the shoulders of the tire.
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