FastEddieB Posted May 20, 2016 Report Share Posted May 20, 2016 When Half Fast and I went to fly my Sky Arrow the other day, the right tire was very low. Since I had just done an annual, and had the wheels apart, I guess I have to assume a MIF - Maintenance Induced Failure, though it's hard to see how. Very hard to pinch the tube between the wheel halves with some air in the tube. Did not seem to be leaking out of the valve, and even if it was I would think the o-ring on the valve cap would prevent air leakage there. In any case, we pulled the tube and no damage was obvious. Inflated it and submersed it in a bathroom sink and no bubbles. Went ahead and reinstalled it and flew, and at least over that time span it held pressure. But of course, I won't know for sure until I head back to the hangar in a day or so. Figure it can't hurt to go ahead and buy a tube (5.00x5) just in case. Checked Desser Tire first. Anyone found a cheap, reliable source for tubes, other than them, and what brand have you guys settled on? Standard angled stem, BTW. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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