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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Maule TW questions


Thread: [Acro] Re: Maule TW questions

Message: [Acro] Re: Maule TW questions

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From: BONDR at

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 15:50:24 UTC


In a message dated 6/20/2002 11:22:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
RIHNAIRCO at writes:

> After using a Maule tailwheel down to the point that the rubber on the tread 
> surface was so thin the rubber broke away I decided to investigate.  The 
> thickness of the rubber on the weight bearing surface is less than it would 
> appear at first glance.  the amount of rubber showing on the side is not 
> what you have on the weight bearing surface.  I believe one using a Maule 
> wheel should decide for themselves how much tread thickness is safe and 
> then create a no-go gauge of plywood to check the safety of the next 
> take-off/landing.   
> It worked thereafter for me.  I changed out wheels more often never again 
> had the catastophic failure on landing which added uncessary excitement to 
> a routine flight. 
> Dick Rihn 


Please share with us the actual diameter of the tire hub.  Also, what are you 
using for the minimum wheel diameter?

Rob Bond
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