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Old 07-15-2016, 07:27 PM
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Default Desser 500-5 6 PLY AERO CLASSIC "LIGHT SPORT" AIRCRAFT TIRE

Has anyone tried this tire on their 12?

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Old 07-15-2016, 08:48 PM
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Default On my 9

They did not last long on my nine. The price is not much lower than their normal tires. And it is a lot of labor to change them.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:45 PM
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They did not last long on my nine. The price is not much lower than their normal tires. And it is a lot of labor to change them.
Soooo what did you replace them with and are you happy with your choice? I am about to order tires for my -8. Thanks.
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:22 AM
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:41 PM
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Has anyone tried this tire on their 12?

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This is a flat profile tire........ Used on strut gear like a warrior.
Spring gear like RV's use a round profile for better scuffing.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:16 PM
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This is a flat profile tire........ Used on strut gear like a warrior.
Spring gear like RV's use a round profile for better scuffing.
I just put one slightly worn Aero Classic RV 4. Its mate on the other side is a Aero Condor. Haven't had a chance to fly it yet. What can I expect for negative handling characteristics s with this temporary mis match?
New 380*150*5 will be here in the fall.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:41 AM
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Default LS Tires

Tried these on my -12, terrible shimmy at greater than 20 mph (even after balancing). Also made taxing more difficult. I put my old tires back on (flipped- only 5 years old) with new tubes and all is good. Will replace with the original Aero classics at next annual. BTW- Desser is being a pain in the a@@ with giving me credit for the returns (which cost me $35 to ship). Sent back in April and still no credit- have called them twice and always a promise to get the return processed.

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