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  • You'll need a new tyre mate
  • jambalaya
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    Flight delayed an hour due to technical issues. Turns out tyre/wheel showed a fault so they replaced it. Whilst we are sat aboard. Was a bit slow with the camera but it was off with one and on with another.

    They didn‚Äôt even do a balance or the tracking it seems ūüėĮ

    Sorry wrong forum

    Andy-R
    Full Member

    It would already be balanced though, surely?

    aracer
    Free Member

    What tyres for a jet airliner?

    legend
    Free Member

    Probably not even the same brand as the others

    Basil
    Full Member

    Valve ‚Äď logo alignment?

    jambalaya
    Free Member

    @Basil ūüôā I couldn‚Äôt check from where I was sitting !

    Well it seemed to work ok as the pilot didn’t manage the smoothest landing and it all seemed to hold together. It’s quite impressive they can change the wheel that quickly really. Plans full of passengers and luggage. We’ll have to ask @dan

    thegreatape
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    You‚Äôre an awfully long way back ūüôā

    sweepy
    Free Member

    You’re an awfully long way back

    Planes don’t reverse into mountains

    aracer
    Free Member

    I think tga was making a slightly more subtle point ūüėČ

    thegreatape
    Free Member

    A mild joke rather than a point, but yes ūüôā

    sweepy
    Free Member

    Evidently not as mild as my joke ūüôā

    thegreatape
    Free Member

    It’s late!

    rOcKeTdOg
    Full Member

    No conveyor belt?

    Onzadog
    Free Member

    Once fitted, did they let all the air out for the flight?

    andytherocketeer
    Full Member

    Had a delay at LHR once en route to Amsterdam so they could change a tyre. Then when changing it they decided another one needed to be changed, so had to go off and get another spare wheel.

    We sat on the tarmac for longer than the flight time.

    CaptainFlashheart
    Free Member

    You’re an awfully long way back

    ūüėÄ

    stevied
    Free Member

    What tyres for a jet airliner?

    hairybiker84
    Free Member

    Tyres were already fitted and fully inflated in a cage in a workshop and we used to get them at 50psi. Once fitted we fully inflated them with Nitrogen to working pressure of 190-210 psi dependant upon aircraft. Although they should allegedly be safe it still used to concern me pumping them up to full pressure!

    perchypanther
    Free Member

    59 ‚Äėers?

    Really make the runways come alive.

    56 is dead.

    legend
    Free Member

    57.5 shirly?

    Harry_the_Spider
    Full Member

    I hope that you are wearing STW approved ‚Äúleisure‚ÄĚ shoes.

    CaptainFlashheart
    Free Member

    Not that far back in the cabin, Harry.

    Harry_the_Spider
    Full Member

    Awaits ‚ÄúWhat Shoe for Cattle Class?‚ÄĚ thread.

    Rockhopper
    Free Member

    Aircraft tyres are mostly retreads as well.

    clodhopper
    Free Member

    ‚ÄúAwaits ‚ÄúWhat Shoe for Cattle Class?‚ÄĚ thread.‚ÄĚ

    Surely?

    aracer
    Free Member

    CaptainFlashheart
    Free Member

    ūüėÜ

    jambalaya
    Free Member

    In the cheap seats. What shoes, was flying in my sailing gear having come straight from the event, had been wearing it for 4 days so not good news for other passengers. Business not worth paying for / using airmiles for a 60 min flight. Plane was cheaper than the train.

    dantsw13
    Free Member

    Sorry Jamba ‚Äď missed this one! Rather than a tyre change, think slow version of a F1 wheel change. Every landing puts a little flat spot on the tyres as they spin up, so once they reach the limit, they will be changed on the turn-round between flights. I imagine the wheels are balanced in the workshop post tyre change. I‚Äôve never had to report a 777 for wheel tracking so far!

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