Re: B747 technical questions

Date:         28 Jul 97 01:13:27 
From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1997.1448@ohare.Chicago.COM>, jbb@seanet.com wrote:

> 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.

True, but it depends on the size of the plane.  Smaller planes use air.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane