VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
w/a Donation






VAF on Twitter:
@VansAirForceNet

  #21  
Old 03-07-2021, 06:59 PM
catmandu's Avatar
catmandu catmandu is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sierra Nevada
Posts: 1,147
Default

Decided to go cheap for my 5.00 x 5's, just because, you know, experimental! Six months, no air added. Takes a little effort to get an air chuck on them, but pretty happy thus far.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NQ89SYS
__________________
Mike C.
Sierra Nevada
RV-6A bought flying SOLD
Super-8 bought flying

Last edited by catmandu : 03-07-2021 at 07:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-07-2021, 07:13 PM
swjohnsey swjohnsey is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Kingsville, TX
Posts: 589
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by catmandu View Post
Decided to go cheap for my 5.00 x 5's, just because, you know, experimental! Six months, no air added. Takes a little effort to get an air chuck on them, but pretty happy thus far.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NQ89SYS
I use those.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-07-2021, 07:58 PM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,402
Default

Jeez, Mike! And to think they came after me with pitch forks and torches for posting that I wanted to use a non-TSOíd ELT battery!😱😝
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-08-2021, 07:10 AM
bobg56 bobg56 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Peachtree City, GA
Posts: 325
Default

I've been waiting over a month now for the three new tubes I ordered from Van's, wound up patching the tube (NLG) so I could fly...I'll order these too, thanks for the info!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-08-2021, 07:19 AM
moosepileit moosepileit is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 896
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RFSchaller View Post
Jeez, Mike! And to think they came after me with pitch forks and torches for posting that I wanted to use a non-TSO’d ELT battery!����
Anyone want to rig up a torture test between this Ama.com, a natural rubber cheapie, a normal TSO tube and the 2 butyl $$ aviation tubes?

I assume the key is strength at the valve stem for torture. With proper inflation and no proud mold edges on the inner tire or FOD, the abrasion resistance of long term wear would be a chore to test.

Powder, up.
__________________
RV-6, bought from builder.
O-320, slider, carb, mags, FP

Last edited by moosepileit : 03-08-2021 at 02:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 03-09-2021, 08:06 PM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,402
Default

Rich,

The problem with a qualification test as you suggest is that you need assurance the manufacturing controls produce a consistent product so your results are applicable to other tubes. They might be consistent properties but you canít be sure without a significant sample size or some understanding of the manufacturerís controls.

Rich
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-09-2021, 09:12 PM
moosepileit moosepileit is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 896
Default

Well my last TSO'd butyls had pores in them that leaked flat twice before I found the rascals.

Have a feeling they CAN all work and can ALL fail, not from wear and tear or shock loads or FOD only.
__________________
RV-6, bought from builder.
O-320, slider, carb, mags, FP
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-09-2021, 10:23 PM
rgmwa rgmwa is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 1,756
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NinerBikes View Post
You're taking a trip to the moon... would you want the rocket ship built by the lowest bidder, when your life depends on it?
Wasn't that what happened and why the astronauts were worried?
__________________
RV-12LR 912ULS 120346
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-10-2021, 09:48 AM
Stitch462's Avatar
Stitch462 Stitch462 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mead, WA
Posts: 235
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NinerBikes View Post
You're taking a trip to the moon... would you want the rocket ship built by the lowest bidder, when your life depends on it?
Well that about sums up the entire Apollo program doesn't it? If only there was someone on these boards from NASA to comment....
__________________
Stitch
MSgt, USAF, Ret.
RV-8 Dreamer
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 03-10-2021, 09:19 PM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,402
Default

Iím one of the first guys to go cheap when I can, but itís about risk assessment. I have used Harbor Freight copper gaskets since an oil weep is not a big deal if it fails, but blowing a tire tube on landing could be very expensive. My tires are lasting about 500 hours, so the expense does not seem oppressive to me to buy aircraft grade tires and tubes. But thatís why they call it experimental. To each their own.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:44 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.