Avoiding ‘hot’ wheels
Teen designs device that could almost double the life of airplane tires
By Sid Perkins, 18:35 PM May 15, 2013
Nervous air travelers concerned about the risks of aging planes may first worry about how well the wings or engine are holding up. But a plane’s tires suffer a lot of wear and tear too. A new device that attaches to the wheel rims could extend the life of those tires, saving the world’s airlines millions of dollars per day.
When aircraft approach their destination, pilots extend the landing gear to prepare for touchdown. Before the plane lands, its tires aren’t spinning, notes Phillipe Lo...
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