Aircraft tubes are made of butyl rubber and are made slightly undersize, so they fill fit easily into a new tyre. Aircraft tyre plies are made of nylon, and tyres will “grow” slightly, in service. The tube will also grow, and will eventually take a permanent set to the (now) larger inside tyre dimension.
If this now-larger tube is later put into a new tyre, it may be too large for the inside-tyre cavity, with the result that the tube may have folds in it. In service, these folds may eventually wear through and destroy the tube’s ability to hold air.
A slow wearing through will result in a slow leakage of air, and the pilot will be alerted to the problem before it becomes too serious. However, if the tube is torn in a particular takeoff, the tyre will probably go flat in mid-air, without the pilot having realized what is wrong. Considering the risks in reinstalling a used inner tube, we recommend a new tube be installed in a new tyre.
|11-400X5||11 / 4.00-5||£30.20||0|
|280X250||280 x 250 (tailwheel)||£45.72||0|
|500X5||500 x 5 (angled valve)||£123.57||0|
|500X5-GOODYEAR||500 x 5 (angled valve)||£POA||0|
|600X6||600 x 6||£92.83||0|
|600X6-TR67||600 x 6 (angled valve)||£253.19||0|
|600X6.5||600 x 6.5 & 420 x 150 (angled valve)||£143.65||0|
|800X4||800 x 4||£293.87||0|
|800X6||800 x 6||£165.20||0|
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