Re: B747 technical questions

Date:         14 Jul 97 20:27:01 
From:         malc@mci2000.com (Malcolm Weir)
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On 13 Jul 97 01:25:50 , Jay Biederman <jbb@seanet.com> caused to appear as
if it was written:

>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.

Hmm...  Given that air is 80% nitrogen, I question the assertion that
nitrogen maintains a similar volume over wide temperature variations (read:
it doesn't).

>Jay Biederman

Malc.