Laboratory Evaluation of a Folding-Sidewall Aircraft Tire.
Final technical rept. Jul 69-Nov 70,
AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The 38.528 x 13.0-16, 12-ply rating, folding-sidewall tire was laboratory evaluated by the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory for installation on a USAF C-131B cargo aircraft. A compact fold is offered by the tire, with a folded outside diameter of 28 inches and an expanded diameter of 38 inches. Rapid folding of the tire in 14 seconds from the rated inflation pressure was repeatedly demonstrated between simulated takeoff and landing cycles. The tires operational capabilities were demonstrated. Potential areas for refinement of folding-sidewall tires have been identified. Author
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