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Say you fly your biz jet to some remote island and upon arrival you realize that you've punctured a tire on landing. It would be good to know how to c...
These tyres are worn (notice weird wearing) and ready to be replaced with ones like on the right.
this is an essential step, not all planes have these nifty wind-resistance saving covers but ours did. Off they come!
remove the cotter-pin from the hub and turn off the castle nut. Remember to place all your small parts in a central location so they don't accidentall...
There are two bolts that hold the halves of the caliper together. on Cessna's and planes equipped with these type breaks you only need to remove the t...
This is a great time to clean any parts and to grease the bearing seats.
to make tyre removal more convenient we removed the valve from the valve stem. we next unbolted the rim halves
we used a woodworkers bench vice to squeeeze the tyre off it's bead. we also tried jumping on the tyre. after a short time we got it off...
Notice that there is a paint mark and a HUGE sticker that marks where the light balance is on the tyre? when you place everything back together you're...
We filled the tube up with just enough air to keep folds from developing and put Talc in the tyre to reduce tube-on-tyre friction
try to avoid folds and make sure you align the valve stem with the arrows.
make sure that you don't pinch the tube between the rim halves, also make sure that you return all the hardware to it's appropriate place. (this means...
After entering the requisite information in the log book you can push the plane back out into the scorching heat and take her for a spin! (literally a...
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Posted:Aug 18, 2011
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