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Old 01-12-2018, 08:24 AM
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Put baby powder inside of tire before installing tube. Also, inflate and deflate a few times to make sure tube is not kinked. I had a flat twice (no baby powder), once just after run-up, and once when I shut it down in front of hangar. Either way you slice, itís a pain in the arse.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:40 AM
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Put baby powder inside of tire before installing tube. Also, inflate and deflate a few times to make sure tube is not kinked. I had a flat twice (no baby powder), once just after run-up, and once when I shut it down in front of hangar. Either way you slice, itís a pain in the arse.
I did both of those, but it was at the last annual inspection 11.5 months ago. Yesterday I ordered some Desser 6-ply tires and Airstop tubes, the ones I had on the plane are the OEM Vans 4-ply.
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You can make a no-go gauge for your tire pressure, using 1" PVC pipe.

Inflate (or deflate) your tires to the point where you would want to pull out the compressor and tools to pump them up again. Then make a U-shaped wheel chock with three pieces of PVC, two elbows, and two caps for the free ends. The wheel chock should *just* fit around the tire where it meets the ground.

If the tire pressure gets lower than acceptable, getting the wheel chock in or out suddenly gets a lot harder... And you have instant feedback that you have to add air.

I made two of these and use them as my regular wheel chocks.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:26 AM
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You can make a no-go gauge for your tire pressure, using 1" PVC pipe.

Inflate (or deflate) your tires to the point where you would want to pull out the compressor and tools to pump them up again. Then make a U-shaped wheel chock with three pieces of PVC, two elbows, and two caps for the free ends. The wheel chock should *just* fit around the tire where it meets the ground.

If the tire pressure gets lower than acceptable, getting the wheel chock in or out suddenly gets a lot harder... And you have instant feedback that you have to add air.

I made two of these and use them as my regular wheel chocks.
Snowflake, I do this exact same thing, works great!!
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