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Old 09-15-2013, 03:59 PM   #31
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And that is the reason the FAA issued an Airwothiness Directive ( in 1989 if I'm correct). After some fires and explosions resulting from overheated brakes in magnesium wheels on large airplanes and the resulting airframe damage, it was determined that air servicing of tires on braked wheels on large airplanes be replaced with nitrogen servicing.

Some of the damage was severe as the fragments from the exploding wheels usually tore up the aircrafts wheel wells and pressure bulkheads.
Modern aircraft wheels incorporate temperature blow out plugs for this reason.

I'm always replacing them after my AC or FO (usually an FO1) does a "hot brakes" landing....
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:11 PM   #32
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Modern aircraft wheels incorporate temperature blow out plugs for this reason.

I'm always replacing them after my AC or FO (usually an FO1) does a "hot brakes" landing....
Actually the blow out plugs requirement come out in March of 1993 which was after the AD came out in 1989. Theblow out plugs were not an AD, but was issued after several incidents involving over servicing of aircraft tires by aviation personnel.

As stated, the plugs were not an AD, but an amendment to 14 CFR 25.733 which added paragraph (e).

14 CFR 25 pertains to the certification standards of large transport category aircraft.

But you are correct that blow out plugs do help elimate wheel explosions from over heated brakes.
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:14 PM   #33
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Nitrogen is not only a waste of time and money (outside professional racing and the aviation industry), it is sooo old skool!
I'm using helium in the tires of both my TT and TV - it has reduced the tongue weight significantly and increased my GVCW tremendously. Plus, the only time I get tire wear is when they actually touch the ground!
Yeah - but those "Hard Landings" on touch down can wipe out any savings in tire wear.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:29 PM   #34
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As long as it makes you feel good. Nitrogen fill is nothing but a way to make some extra cash for the poor auto dealers. Helps them with their yachts, Diesel pushers, and 5000 sf homes.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:33 PM   #35
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As long as it makes you feel good. Nitrogen fill is nothing but a way to make some extra cash for the poor auto dealers. Helps them with their yachts, Diesel pushers, and 5000 sf homes.
Can anyone tell us what they paid for nitrogen tire servicing?

I never had it done, but some posters here say it was expensive in their opinion.
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May I suggest that you verify that 50 is what the sticker on the side of your RV says? Sounds a little low to me.
50psi cold is the max pressure stated on my sidewalls. So if my yellow sticker lists a higher pressure, do I go with that? And I do check them every trip, even with nitrogen in them.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #37
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50psi cold is the max pressure stated on my sidewalls. So if my yellow sticker lists a higher pressure, do I go with that? And I do check them every trip, even with nitrogen in them.
If your yellow sticker gives a higher pressure, someone at the factory made a big mistake (so I don't think it will). It sounds like you're good then. Thanks for checking!
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If your yellow sticker gives a higher pressure, someone at the factory made a big mistake (so I don't think it will). It sounds like you're good then. Thanks for checking!
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:49 PM   #39
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Consumer Reports does not recommend using N2 in car tires, so I suspect they would say the same about trailer tires. I consider it a SCAM for the average car/trailer.
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one reason acft tires are filled with N2 is the in service pressure, sometime up to 350lbs, plus most acft stay at 32kft and it is -20 to -60 degrees, then the gear door opens and it is landing 40 seconds later and the tire heats up real fast. the pressures are pretty constant with N2. i dont buy into putting it in my truck or 5er. BTW I am a acft mech and pilot, been doing it for over 30 years from c150`s to B747 and fighters
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