Date: 03 Oct 99 17:38:34 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Louis A. Ramsay) Organization: Netcom References: 1 Followups: 1
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In <airliners.1999.1005@ohare.Chicago.COM> "Dr.Deepthi Attygalle" <email@example.com> writes: > >can someone tell me why aircraft tires are filled with nitrogen, >instead of air ? Nitrogen will not absorb any moisture. Last thing you would want at touchdown would be a chunk of ice in the tires. (Sort of "out of balance.) If we were at a miltary airport and nitrogen was unavalable, we could use air from one of their special compressors - triple filtered and dehydrated (circa mid 60's). Lou.