It’s not very sexy, but a couple of years (about 85 hours) of test flying puts a lot of take-offs and landings on your airplane, and those cycles put a bunch on wear on your tires. Our copilot tire in particular is pretty worn, and we may need to change it’s camber just a bit, but regardless we needed to rotate them to even out the tread wear. With the Cleveland wheels and brakes, this requires to to remove the pads and discs, so after rotation we need to check the brakes out real quick. Everything checked out, so Jerry and Elizabeth went out for a few laps. She’s starting to get the hang of the plane with the main wheel pants on, and did some nice patterns.
Posted By: Brett FerrellWednesday August 11th, 2010 at 7:57 PM