Re: B747 technical questions

Date:         01 Aug 97 04:04:18 
From:         tbenz@halcyon.com (Tom Benedict)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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> In article <airliners.1997.1448@ohare.Chicago.COM>, jbb@seanet.com wrote:

> > 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.

It's my understanding that nitrogen was use to reduce the chances for fire
in the wheelwell. Long taxi/take-of rolls can get those brakes pretty hot.

Tom Benedict
tbenz@halcyon.com