Re: Front Tyre


Richard Thomson
 

I got a 6 ply running about 40 psi and that seems firm. Time will tell.

72 PSI sounds quite high Bruce.

Rich T.

On 21/10/2021 17:09, Bruce Crain wrote:
I think it is 4 ply.  It’s the same tire that fits on the tail wheel of the Mail.
Bruce 


On Oct 21, 2021, at 2:20 AM, Richard Thomson <richard@...> wrote:



    How many ply is that Bruce ?

    Rich T.

On 20/10/2021 23:37, Bruce Crain wrote:
I am using the McReary AirTrac.  Only problem I have had with it is when I didn’t keep the psi up (I use 72 psi).  I landed at Asheville and the strip has little triangles in the middle of the runway that were quite high.  It damaged my sidewalls and let me fly it a few more hours before it went flat on Landing.  The side walls had sharp protrusions opposite each other and eventually rubbed a hole in the side of the tube .
Bruce


On Oct 20, 2021, at 1:46 PM, Jay Scheevel <jay@...> wrote:



I am using the “lamb” tire (11” on 5 inch rim), same as the original mains. I had intended to have the same tires all around on mine, so I could carry one spare. I ended up changing my mains to 5.00 X 5 AirHawk tires, but kept the lamb up front. You will not be able to use this unless you have the upgraded gear leg ala Scott Swing or Richard Kaczmarek.

 

Cheers,

Jay

 

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:30 AM
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Subject: [Q-List] Front Tyre

 

Interested in what front tyre people are using on the Tri gear.
Mine currently has a 10x 3.50 x 4 McReary Airtrac (https://www.lasaero.com/products/article/W006S408F) which is quite square in profile and I was thinking to swap it for a more rounded (like main tyres). Aircraft hasn’t flown yet… Tyre is just old so needs replacement.

Might replace with Aero classic 10/350-4 (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/aero_rib_10_350_460.php) Or keep the McReary…

Any experience and advice appreciated!

Thanks, Tim





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