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Got my new tires today and pretty impressed with them .they shipped at 18 pounds each. Nice shape.and really supple .finish the mounting tommorow and try em out

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Haha.  I just posted a link to these photos on TKF in Joey's rebuild thread...

 

Looks really good.  I see you've done the dual caliper mod as well, too.

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Hard to take my eyes off of that Super paint job to look at the tires and new landing gear - 8" wheels, I guess?

New W/B now?

EDMO

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Wow Mike! you just keep making that bird nicer all the time. Those tires are awesome, and to think I was excited when I got the 21 " Nancos  :lmao: Can't wait for your PIREP

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I've been following these for a year now. I'd like to see some good numbers on weight compared to the Nancos. I just spent a pile of money on my plane but these may be next on the list.

They claim 20.5 lbs each. I have a new set of Nancos in the hangar will have to weigh one. Ed yes they are for an 8" rim. They should work with the 8" Douglas rims.

http://www.desser.com/store/products/27%7B47%7D10%252d8-4-PLY-AERO-CLASSIC-SMOOTH-TUNDRA.html

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they are on 8" douglas wheels.they actually shipped at 39 pounds .maybe a pound of plastic on them.that would put them around 19 ea. 

I think I might do a  light weight battery to eat in to that.

ive also been waiting that year too, been calling desser every two weeks for three months.hopefully we have a lower cost alt to the abw

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Your bird is turning into one seriously hot looking plane!!!! :)

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That looks awesome!!

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What are you using for a brake set up?

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Those tires look awesome! They are 8's not 6's? What's the price?

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Chris these are the tires I was talking about when we were on the phone Sunday. There's a link in my first reply in the thread. 8" wheel $395 a tire. You can also google Desser 27"

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Just looked again. they say 22 inch (maybe, my 21 ribbed arent quite 21) but they weigh in at only 10lb which is a lot less unsprung weight.

 

......But they don't look as cool and prolly won't suck up terrain like 27 inches will!

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That is one beautiful sexy bird!  11th commandment, though shalt not covet thy fellow forum members airplane... well guess I can add that one to the list of rules I have broken!

 

:BC:

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Chris,

     Wasn't the 21-800-6 about $150?   I notice the 22-850-6 is $225 ?

Guessing the difference wouldn't be worth $75 each?  Both are 4 ply and about 10 lbs.

Guess I will try to wear out my 19-600-6  4 ply 7lbs supply unless I start landing in the swamps...

but, I still have "Big Tire" envy and love his paint job....My wife says, "Its OK to look - Just don't touch!"

EDMO

I just checked - the 21-800 ribbed are only $110 - The "Buffed" smooth are more....I could buy a set, and start selling my 600's.....Hmm....

Edited by Ed In Missouri

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I want!  I have a set of the Kitfox douglas wheels to use, just wondering if a single caliper is enough per side, Im thinking not....

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I got the 21 X 800 ribbed for my Flat Avid tri gear project. They were just over $100 a pop. They can be bought "buffed" apparently too. Didn't know that till yesterday. That would lighten them up a bit but would also take away useful life. They are as big as I want to run on a tri gear Avid.

 

I think those 22 X 850's look like the perfect all 'round tire for tailwheel operations, and the 27's look sick for rougher stuff at a fraction of what I spent on my 29 inch ABWs!

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Chris,

     I cant correct your post - But, I think you meant "slick" and not "sick" regarding the 27s for rough work!  I agree...

EDMO

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I want! I have a set of the Kitfox douglas wheels to use, just wondering if a single caliper is enough per side, Im thinking not....

I think single pucks will work marginally if you have good pedal geometry. I would go double pucks though. You can get a bolt on kit from Matco to add another caliper to each wheel.

:BC:

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I think that it was said that the desser 21-800-6 would take 800-6 tubes - Does that mean that my used Airstreak 800-6 tubes will work, or would I have to buy new tubes too?   What air pressure is needed?

EDMO

Edited by Ed In Missouri

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800-6 tubes are fine.  That's what I have on my yellow plane.

 

I'm running the 21x800-6 tubeless on my Mangy Fox. 

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Thanks Larry,

      I don't know if my Grove wheels are tubeless or not - will have to take them apart someday - Well, any dummy can tell by the fill valve, and mine look like tubes, but still cant tell if the wheels could be tubeless - does that make sense?

     Guess I could take the number from the wheels and look it up, or ask Grove.

      I may also have a set of 850-6 tubes that I will probably never use...Got lots of 600 tires and tubes - that's my nose tire, and right now my mains too.

EDMO

Edited by Ed In Missouri

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IF there's a groove in the split faces for an o-ring to seal them, you have the tubeless wheels.

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Desser recommends a 700x800-6 tube with the 21 inch tire.

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No I meant SICK as in very neat, cool awesome.

 

Must be hanging around too many young kayakers. "That waterfall looks SICK!"

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