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    Default Nosedragger to Taildragger

    With the help of DesertFox4 and few others friends the transformation is complete. Thanks all!

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    During
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    Final product
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    Next week I'll weigh her up and hopefully call her complete.
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    Default Re: Nosedragger to Taildragger

    Congrats Dave. She looks great.👍
    Your ready for some Arizona desert exploring.


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    Default Re: Nosedragger to Taildragger

    Would be interesting to see what it does to your insurance.

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    Default Re: Nosedragger to Taildragger

    MUCH better

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    Default Re: Nosedragger to Taildragger

    Here is a side by side of the original rubber and the 21" Desser tires I installed today.
    For the guys who run these, what is the normal tire pressure you guys use. My flying is 50/50 pavement and dirt strips.

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    Default Re: Nosedragger to Taildragger

    I have the 22" ones, and carry 15 psi in them. I know you can do less, but that seems pretty good to me and they seem to be wearing very well - majority of time has been on pavement. I didn't want to have to worry about the tires slipping on the rims and possibly damaging a tube/valve stem.
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    Default Re: Nosedragger to Taildragger

    I have been running the 21" for 6 years at 15 psi for the reasons that John states. Am soon to be switching to the 22" and will probably stay with 15 psi.
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    Default Re: Nosedragger to Taildragger

    Quote Originally Posted by desertdave View Post
    Here is a side by side of the original rubber and the 21" Desser tires I installed today.
    For the guys who run these, what is the normal tire pressure you guys use. My flying is 50/50 pavement and dirt strips.
    I have been running mine at 12-15 psi. I like the low end for dirt strips. Any lower than 12 psi and they tend to slip on the rim.
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    Default Re: Nosedragger to Taildragger

    Like Phil, I run 12-15 psi. Ive landed off pavement only once in 130hrs. I started at 12 but found that the pressure drops over time so starting at 15 I can run a bit until I see 12 then I add air. The time I noticed that my pressure doesn't hold, I found 9-10 psi before I corrected it. Fortunately I didn't find any slippage at that time.
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