I was sort of afraid that was the case. So:
1) How is diameter determined? Is it just convention; that is, a 6.00x6 is always 15" (or whatever)? Or is it even going to vary from manufacturer to manufacturer?
2) What's with 15x6.00x6? Is this the "three part" usage, meaning an actual 15" diameter?
3) What does "nominal" mean in this context? Should it be read as "approximately" (nominal bolt sizing) or "by convention" (the size of a 2x4)? If the latter, how big is the difference?
4) What's with tubeless tires? They seem like a good idea all around, and they don't seem to be catching on; or at least, availability still seems limited.
Regarding #4, Add; Aircraft tires have to withstand side forces from cross wind landings, etc. That would "brake the bead" and cause grief.
Percy in NM, USA
Yup, especially considering the tread differences.Surely a car tire travelling at 70 mph in a hard turn would see far greater sideloads than an airraft tire ever would?