Re: B747 technical questions

Date:         13 Jul 97 01:25:50 
From:         Jay Biederman <jbb@seanet.com>
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C. Marin Faure wrote:

> > 3) What is in the inside of an aircraft tyre?  I mean is it
> > filled/pumped up with air like that of car tyres or is it built as a
> > solid whole piece??
>
> Air.  It's construction is very similar to a car tire.

Actually the tires are inflated with nitrogen gas. This is because the
tire pressure stays fairly constant over large variations in
temperature. Also, if I remember correctly, the tires are inflated to
around 140 PSI.

Jay Biederman