Registered Parrot Head
- Apr 3, 2004
- Total Time
Just out of curiousity what kind of tire(ie. AeroTrainer, Condor, Good Year, etc..) do your flight schools equip their training aircraft with?
I don't have an statistics, only what works in the field. The recaps lasted almost twice as long as a virgin without the flat spot factor. I'm just reporting what worked in my micro-cosm, if you want a disclaimer, "Your results may vary". My lawyer made me say that. Most of the recaps were on McCreary casings, a few Goodyears, but not many.nosehair said:
...aaahh, yer just sayin' that...got any statistics?
Anyway, how can you have B-17 & 25 time???
That's interesting. I would have thought recaps would be more prone to flat spotting. That's exactly the problem I've been seeing with the AeroTrainer tires where I work (flat spotting). It's been such a pain lately. I'll have to look into the recaps.erj-145mech said:When I was doing the maintenance on the flight school airplanes, we decided to use recaps on the 150/152's and 172's that the primary students were most likely to flat spot. We used Condors on the 172RG's and PA28R's that more expereinced pilots were likely to operate.
The rubber compound on the recaps wore better than some of the cheaper non-capped brands.