Question about wings not being level on a Sting plane

H. Paul Shuch is a Light Sport Repairman with Maintenance ratings for airplanes, gliders, weight shift control, and powered parachutes, as well as an independent Rotax Maintenance Technician at the Heavy Maintenance level. He holds a PhD in Air Transportation Engineering from the University of California, and serves as Director of Maintenance for AvSport of Lock Haven.

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Re: Question about wings not being level on a Sting plane

Postby 3Dreaming » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:07 pm

As a reference point, tubeless tires are not common on light aircraft. Even if the tire itself says tubeless they often have tubes installed.

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Re: Question about wings not being level on a Sting plane

Postby Warmi » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:08 pm

drdehave wrote:I once mounted two tires on my Sting (it uses utility trailer tires and tubes; sound like you have aircraft tires), long before I knew what I was doing. Then I went flying, came back and parked the plane in the hangar. One tire blew up, whilst I was sitting at my desk recording in my logbook. Be sure you know what you're doing regarding mounting and balancing your tires. They can be pretty dangerous--or at least annoying--done wrong. This older video of mine is a start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqpfFhJax1Y&t=2s


I am not actually doing it myself - have a mechanic do it for me ( so I can watch ). I also spoke to the dealer and the manufacturer of the tires - got both to sign off on the type of tires I am planning to put it.
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Re: Question about wings not being level on a Sting plane

Postby drdehave » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:42 pm

Even if the tire itself says tubeless they often have tubes installed.


First I've heard of using tubeless tires without the added safety of a tube. Learn something every day...
(I'm so happy my tires are $16 each, and a tube runs about $8.)
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Re: Question about wings not being level on a Sting plane

Postby Warmi » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:58 pm

My original tires sell for $89.
The new , tubeless rated, tires run $180 each.
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Re: Question about wings not being level on a Sting plane

Postby drdehave » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:28 pm

10/12/2017: Deleted.
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