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850-6 air pressure setting
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The tire manufacturer(Specialty) specifies 27# for the 850-6 tire,and it works great.
 
STC not needed...
Here's what I use:

http://www.fadodge.com/images/pdf_files/FAA_8.50_tire_on_cessna_aircraft.pdf
 
Great. Thx

Dan

On May 24, 2017, at 1:59 AM, Jim Hill (skywagon180@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:




Kennmore Air at the north end of Lake Washington, in the Seattle area.
Jim

On May 22, 2017, at 9:13 PM, Dan Fandler (Danfan@me.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
Does anyone have or know where I can get a Stc for 8.50's on a 185?
Thx

Dan




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Kennmore Air at the north end of Lake Washington, in the Seattle area.

Jim


On May 22, 2017, at 9:13 PM, Dan Fandler (Danfan@me.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

Does anyone have or know where I can get a Stc for 8.50's on a 185?
Thx

Dan

 
8.50 comments. . . .
I use Desser 8.50 "recaps" exclusively. . .
I tried all the rest of the top brands and the Desser recap is bullet proof.  Most of my landings are asphalt (sad, but true..), and still they wear like iron.  I don't rotate them either as whatever the small wear is, it is near perfect.
I usually start out the season between 25-30psi.
I have tried all the so called "No-Leak" tubes, but, they all seem to still leak some.  Routine is to air up about 2x a year.
Note:  it is really important to have the gear legs and wheels shimmed and aligned properly to get good wear.
D
 

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Does anyone have or know where I can get a Stc for 8.50's on a 185?
Thx

Dan

On May 22, 2017, at 6:22 PM, John Reitman (merrywoodaviation@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:




18 psi on my 850 Airhawks spun on the wheel, but that was right after mounting so perhaps the tires hadn't "set" on the wheels like you find them after a season or two. I'm keeping them at 23 psi for a while and no problems since increasing the pressure.
Would love to have some Goodyear 26's on my 3-bolt McCauleys, however!
John


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Kenmore Air Harbor sells the STC

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On May 22, 2017, at 21:13, Dan Fandler (Danfan@me.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

Does anyone have or know where I can get a Stc for 8.50's on a 185?
Thx

Dan

On May 22, 2017, at 6:22 PM, John Reitman (merrywoodaviation@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:




18 psi on my 850 Airhawks spun on the wheel, but that was right after mounting so perhaps the tires hadn't "set" on the wheels like you find them after a season or two. I'm keeping them at 23 psi for a while and no problems since increasing the pressure.
Would love to have some Goodyear 26's on my 3-bolt McCauleys, however!
John


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Does anyone have or know where I can get a Stc for 8.50's on a 185?
Thx

Dan

On May 22, 2017, at 6:22 PM, John Reitman (merrywoodaviation@gmail.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:




18 psi on my 850 Airhawks spun on the wheel, but that was right after mounting so perhaps the tires hadn't "set" on the wheels like you find them after a season or two. I'm keeping them at 23 psi for a while and no problems since increasing the pressure.
Would love to have some Goodyear 26's on my 3-bolt McCauleys, however!
John


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18 psi on my 850 Airhawks spun on the wheel, but that was right after mounting so perhaps the tires hadn't "set" on the wheels like you find them after a season or two.  I'm keeping them at 23 psi for a while  and no problems since increasing the pressure. 
Would love to have some Goodyear 26's on my 3-bolt McCauleys, however!
John
 

 

I am running 3 bolt wheels with 8:50x6 Superhawks via the Kenmore STC. Per the STC and verbal confirmation from Kenmore you can run either 3 or 6 bolt wheels. The STC is very vaig it does mention the six bolt but does not say you can't use three bolt. It is a weirdly written STC and Kenmore knows it. The STC states that you should run 15 psi but the tire manufacture told me to run 30 psi.  15 is way to low to run on pavement so we compromised at 25 which seams to work really well. 

 
 

Mine have spun before at lower psi settings and the result was a ripped valve and flat tube. I use 30 psi and it works perfectly everywhere, i find that 10psi per 1000 lbs is a good indicator. I have flewn 150 hrs this year for atleast 150 takeoffs and landings and cant even notice any wear on my 8.5x6 aero's.

 
Kenmore also have an option for the 180 to use the three bolt wheel. I will see if I can find the STC in my logbook for the wheel number?
 
Kenmore STC, SA361NW, requires Cleveland kit 199-62A (STC SA63GL) for installation of the 8.50s. The wheels are 6 bolt 40-75T.

jon
 
The STC for the tires also for the rim combination?
 
I will, we operate 95 # on grass most of the time, I will give 23 psi a shot.
 
Use 23 psi...seems to work OK on both grass and tarmac.
 
I also ran 26 psi on mine and found it to be a good compromise especially in cold wx ops.
 
I run 26psi on mine. I was initially running around 18psi and found taxi ops more difficult, 26 seems to work good for me. I remember some old gouge: Gross weight divided by 100.
 
I'm on my 3rd set of goodyear 850-6 tires. I fly 50/50 pavement and dirt. If i run anymore than 20psi the middles wear out a lot faster. I run them till they get down to 16, then fill them up to 18. They wear a lot better, and are great in the bush. We consistantly get 15 gusting to 30 where i live, and i have side loaded the gear a few times, and have never had a problem.
Be prepared for lots of people to tell you your tires are low though.
 
15 psi,, wow.
 
My Kenmore STC has a max of 15 psi for operations. I think it is probably a little low and tend to squirt a little more, particularly if I am planning on using sealed runways for a while.
 
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