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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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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. 2002. 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. The inflation pressure that the airframe manufacturer recommends may be different because of airframe requirements such as landing gear stress. Check your aircraft maintenance manual for the correct tire and correct inflation pressure. Goodyear tubes are marked with a yellow stripe indicates the heavy spot. This may lead to tire damage and vibration problems.sacskyranch. An interesting quote from TSO-c62d follows: “The conditions and tests required for TSO approval of this article are minimum performance standards. * I say "generic" because these are the tire inflation pressures from the tire manufacturer. What is the maximum amount of tire imbalance Cessna uses a tight 5 inch oz. while the 6 ply Air Hawk has a generic inflation pressure of 42 psi. if no yellow spot then the valve is considered the heavy spot.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. tire stiffness. the 6. 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.00-6 4 ply Air Hawk tire has a generic* inflation pressure of 29 psi. 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. etc. tire inflation pressure. 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. and tire balance. as maximum imbalance Many conditions can lead to landing gear vibration including condition of the landing gear components. tire weight and size. tire set from sitting.” http://www.com/faqaircrafttire. Specialty Tire per their letter dated September 18. 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.htm[7/1/2013 2:40:55 PM] .

This makes a used tube too large to use in a new tire. lowest cost per landing tire in the world.get the bible .the Goodyear Tire Data Book Goodear has available two excellent publications on tire care.com/faqaircrafttire. Air Hawk. 2. Subject tire full interchangeability with the same size and ply-rating "Goodyear Flight Custom II and Flight Special II. Difference between Flight Custom II and Flight Custom III When Goodyear introduced the Flight Custom II many years ago. 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. Embry Riddle did a test and found that the II gave 3 times the number of landings than the competition tire. With the Flight Custom III the number of landings is 20% more then the II. taking a permanent set of about 25%* larger than the original size.sacskyranch. This made The Flight Custom II the lowest cost per landing tire. The ply rating is an indication of tyre strength and does not specify the actual number of carcass plies within that tyre. This furthers Goodyear's lead as the highest quality. Tubes grow in service. Goodyear Tire FAQ Any Goodyear tire questions . * 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. and Super Hawk Tire http://www.htm[7/1/2013 2:40:55 PM] . For example.Aircraft Tire and Tube Frequentl Should I reuse my old tube A new tube should be used when installing a new tire. a 49x17 (32PR) may actually have only 18 plies built into the carcass to accommodate the maximum static load at the corresponding inflation pressure. 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. That interchangeability extends to tires with same size and ply rating from competitive brands. which could cause a wrinkle and lead to tube failure.

· Fully tested and approved to TSO C62D.Aircraft Tire and Tube Frequentl Air Trac A quality tire that protects your aircraft investment offering solid performance you can count on. http://www.and a great option for training fleets. and you'll agree---SuperHawk is a proven Value Leader in high performance. where hard use is encountered and operational economy is expected.. A good Tire at a great price · Quality rubber compounds provide durability and improved tread life. · Designed to provide reliable performance under a wide range of takeoff and landing conditions. The result? An FAA-approved aircraft tire that provides excellent all-around performance and pilot-proven value. 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. The result is a premium belted aircraft tire that surpasses FAA specifications and matches the performance levels of far more expensive brands. Our Very Best Aircraft Tire · Nylon-belted construction for flexibility and even wear.htm[7/1/2013 2:40:55 PM] . A Better Tire. precision craftsmanship and over 80 years of tire manufacturing experience that we build in. · Available in a wide range of sizes for personal. cost-effective performance under a wide variety of takeoff and landing conditions.. The AirTrac is an excellent choice for private aircraft of all types.com/faqaircrafttire. the SuperHawk offers advanced design. 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. Make the comparison today. · Available in a wide range of sizes for personal.sacskyranch. the AirHawk is an excellent choice for a wide range of applications. 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. Improved tread compounds and high-strength casings offer added wear resistance and an extra measure of security. A superb choice when you require added safety at a lower cost. · Fleet tested and backed by a solid warranty. · Advanced casing designs provide high levels of safety with improved takeoff and landing.. High quality rubber compounds and careful manufacturing techniques come together in the AirTrac. Designed to handle higher landing speeds and heavier loads. FAA approved and tested by thousands of pilots. day-in and day-out. 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. general aviation aircraft tires.. the AirHawk delivers reliable.

bearing our name and serial number. based upon our current prices.sacskyranch. If our examination shows that such tire or tube has failed under terms of' this warranty. May also see circumferal cracks at the base of the treads.Aircraft Tire and Tube Frequentl limited WARRANTY Every new airplane tire or tube of our manufacture.55 lbs. the effective pressure will reduce.00-6 8 Ply . No representative has any authority to make any representation.42 lbs.htm[7/1/2013 2:40:55 PM] . INC. aircraft tires will grow for up to 12 hours after initial inflation. we will either repair it or make a reasonable allowance on the purchase of a new tire or tube. as a consequence of this growth. source: Letter from Specialty Tires dated September 18. SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR SPECIAL. THE INFLATION PRESSURE OF NEWLY MOUNTED TIRES SHOULD BE CHECKED AFTER A MINIMUM OF 12 HOURS AND RE-INFLATED TO THE REQUIRED PRESSURE. EXCEPT AS STATED HEREIN. IMPLIED OK STATUTORY AND SPECIALTY TIRES OF AMERICA. What is the proper tire inflation pressure Tire Inflation Pressure For Specialty Tires (formerly McCreary) 6. plus taxes.com/faqaircrafttire. Over-inflation Excessive wear shown in the center http://www.29 lbs. is warranted to be free from defects in workmanship and material.00-6 6 Ply . 2002 Note: The same tire may have different inflation pressures (especially nosewheels) due to airplane loading differences. 6. except as stated herein. FITNESS. PERFORMANCE OR OTHERWISE EXPRESSED. INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Under-inflation Excessive wear seen on the shoulders of the tire. As the volume of the tire increase. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY.00-6 4 Ply . 6. promise or agreement. Be sure to check your aircraft's maintenance manual for the correct pressure for YOUR airplane. Due to the properties of the materials from which they are constructed.

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