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Old 03-26-2003, 12:10 AM
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Default Tires, rubber, foam, and others.

Regarding the variety of tires out there.

Which tires are best for low bounce and shock absorbing?

Many of the arf kits out there are coming with these cheap foam tires, at the same time they do work and seem to work fine.

but do foam tires take more of the shock or the "du bro" type of rubber tires?

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Old 03-26-2003, 12:23 AM
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The rubbers(air inflated) absorbe the shock but they make the plane bounce quite some bit! Foams dont absorb as mutch but you get a more firm landing!
Atleast in my case its so!
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Default Tires, rubber, foam, and others.

I really like the Sullivan SkyLite wheels. Low bounce and low weight without looking cheap.
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Default Tires, rubber, foam, and others.

I like the dubro tires the best. The foam ones I have used get to flaking fairly quickly and are pretty cheap looking.
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Default Tires, rubber, foam, and others.

I agree that the foam tires look cheap, but I have noticed that some of the planes I have flown, landed pretty nice with after market foam tires. (the real stiff hard foam tires are not the same case)

I have a new C160 with 10 wheels (original foam) and it lands pretty nice but it is a fiberglass fuse and I don't want to stress the plane (long wheel base, causing nose to hit a bit harder than I like) if you really grease it there is no problem.

in the end though, I would rather bounce the plane and take the shock out than have the plane take the shock but land stiff.

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