L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29616 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
Good Question. I think there is a cycle limit on the tires also I know that there is also limits on the depth of the tread and the amount of 'crowning' and uneven wear that can be on the tire. Of course if the overheat plugs blow out that tire is done for.
It may surprise you to know this but most airplane tires in service are retreads. I don't know if there is a limit on the amount of times you can retread them or not.
Any A&P's out there can straighten this out.
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FedEx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
I know there is a tread limit put into stone by the
FAA,kind of like cars here in the states. You can't
have bald tires. I'm sure Will or some other A&P
will sort this out! Good question! I know out at
Edwards AFB they put hydrogen in the tires!
walshy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
As stated, there are a number of things that affect tire life. underpressure is a killer, tread depth etc. In NZ we can retread up to a maximum of 8 times. But FOD damage usually recks a tire long before.
B747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
They put nitrogen in them , because nitrogen has no moisture in it. Moisture will corrode the wheel assymbly, causing reduced life of the magnesium wheel. Atleast all Air Force planes use nitrogen. If they need serviced at a place where nitrogen is not available, they can use straight air, but once they get back to a home station they must be drained and refilled with nitro.
Antonov From Croatia, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1921 times:
Virgin Atlantic wrote :
They also turn them around if one side is worn more. As when you come down in a cross wind you land with one wing down so the outsides wear quicker so they turn them around!
That is BULLSHIT ! No pilot or Engineer (unless you are almost broke or somewhere in Africa or Russia without extra tires) will take the risk of turning the tires in the example which you gave here above !!
V jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
Is it really necesary to be so rude. You can state your point of view without using this kind of language. The thing I like most about this forum is that everyone is civil to everyone else. Lets not change that.