New tire and wheel STC from Seaplanes North!!!
The Grove 10” wheel with smooth Desser Tires is now STC approved!!!!
The approval includes the Piper PA-18 series, the Cessna 180 series, and the Cessna 185 series and 206. The approved tires are the new, smooth Desser 8.50×10 and 29x11x10. The much-anticipated 31x11x10 tire approval is coming quickly and then more models on the aircraft model list after that, especially 170, 172, 182, Husky, Scout, and PA-12.
The 10” tubeless wheel kit incorporates a two-piece tubeless aluminum wheel, 8” brake rotor, all new calipers and brake torque plates. It is very lightweight, strong and versatile. All the parts are fully tested and meet TSO (FAA Technical Standard order for tires, wheels, and brakes). The Grove tubeless wheels are simply a brilliant design and overdue to be introduced to the light aircraft market. Eliminating tubes saves $2-300 and 8-10 lbs and provides a more supple tire that performs well on varied surfaces. We have found that the 8” rotor provides noticeably more power and better feel at the pedal, but without being too strong or grabby.
The 4 ply tires (6-ply for the 8.50×10) were designed specifically to be soft, light, and have excellent wear characteristics. The customer feedback on these products has been excellent.
Gar Aero products:
The GAR-AERO adaptors have been a great answer to the need for a general aviation 10” wheel all over the globe for about four decades now and they in fact still are. We are confident enough in the new Grove wheel product that in 2020 we discontinued new production of the Gar-Aero/Alaska Tundra Tire magnesium adaptors.
There are still many adaptors out there in service and we see some for sale on the used market at times, so Seaplanes North will still offer tire sales as well as STC support for those products.
The Gar-Aero tail wheels have been discontinued for some time now as there is no STC for that product but we do offer the impressive 5.00×5 Tail wheel from “XP mods” and their other heavy duty tail wheel parts available as well.
Alaska Tundra Tire Weights
|Grove 10″ wheel w/brake rotor||13.8 lbs|
|Grove 10″ wheel, rotor, brake caliper and torque plate||16.9 lbs|
|31 x 11 x 10 Smooth Aero Classic tire||29 lbs|
|29 x 11 x 10 Smooth Aero Classic tire||23.1 lbs|
|8.50 x 10 Smooth Aero Classic tire||17.6 lbs|
|29 x 11 x 10 4-ply shaved-tread tire (no longer available as of 2021)||24 lbs|
|29 x 11 x 10 4-ply full tread tire||29 lbs|
|8.50 x 10 tube||4.3 lbs|
|29 x 11 x 10 tube||4.38 lbs|
|Gar Aero 10″ adapters (each)||3.75 lbs|
|Set of 4||15 lbs|
|Typical 8.50 x 10 6-ply tire||17.6 lbs|
|Typical 8.50 x 10 tube||4.3 lbs|
|Other Misc. tire and wheel weights. (For reference only.)|
|8.50 x 6 6-ply Air Trac tire (each)||16 lbs|
|Extra tread ABI 31″ tire||36 lbs|
|ABI 1010 wheel with rotor||16 lbs|
|ABI 1010 wheel with 29″ shaved tire and 8.50 x 10 tube||44.5 lbs|
|Cleveland 6″ wheel with brake rotor||5.75 lbs|
|Gar-Aero tailwheel kit (NOT AVAILABLE): tire, tube, fork, axle & spacer||6.8 lbs|
|6″ Cleveland wheel w/Gar adaptors, shaved 29″ tire and 8.50 x 10 tube||41.65 lbs|
|29″ bushwheel tire with extra tread on ABI aluminum 3-bolt 6″ wheel||44.6 lbs|
|Goodyear 26/10.5-6 6 26″ “Blimp Tire”||23 lbs|
Above weights in pounds from an uncertified digital scale.
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