Si02y From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3054 times:
Look at the state of those tyres.... tsk tsk tsk! a blow out waiting to happen!
Hydraulic brakes, yes, note the 4 pistons visible on the inboard side of the boutbard tyre and u shaped tubing at the top of the wheel. Most likely steel discs.
Cdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1338 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3055 times:
Large aircraft brakes have large stationary dics, and rotors are keyed. The keyed rotors fit into the wheel which is keyed. When brakes are applied, hydraulics are ported to pistons which are usually evenly spaced around the dics. Pressure is applied and brakes are applied.
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2956 times:
Yeah they are using phosphate-ester based fluid (Skydrol), which, like car brake fluid, is harmed by moisture contamination of any sort. The seals used in that system are made of either butyl rubber or ethylene-propylene elastomers.
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2931 times:
i once read a blirb saying that a russian pilot saved the day by topping off a leaky hyd. reseivor with coffee... (something i personaly do not believe)... no bowser access from the inside of the aircraft etc... but nothing would surprise me
A320-Tech From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 38 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2745 times:
LOL "Different Through Flight Limits"? .... umm ya ... from the Kras Air GMM .. 'Do not replace tire untill you see the METAL CHORD.. outer string bonding wear - through is A-OK until you get back home' ...