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Old 01-22-2020, 10:44 AM
flysrv10 flysrv10 is offline
 
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What are you using for tire pressures on the RV-3?
Dresser Tire has a chart for tire pressure. Depends of the size and no of plys. Good place to start.
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:06 AM
dnh98221 dnh98221 is offline
 
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Default Under pressure

I used to run ~25 psi in my -3, but now run closer to 50 psi. I've never had shimmy throughout that range. Not only is the plane easier to roll around there's no chance of slipping a tire on the rim. When we do formation ground maneuvers we often spin on one of the mains.

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Old 01-23-2020, 12:51 PM
Chris Cooper Chris Cooper is offline
 
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At 23psi, no shimmy. At 26 psi and over lots of shimmy on the left leg at the end of the roll. I found this out by letting the tyres gradually deflate. No science!
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:30 PM
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Anyone tried balancing the wheel pants by putting weight in the front of wheel pant??
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