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20709 No. 20709 ID: f49edb
Blowouts, man.
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>> No. 21040 ID: cf7a47
Ever hear the story about the C5 (or was it a C17?) that had the blowout while a dude was leaning on the tire?

God damn.
>> No. 21042 ID: f87148
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>>21040

Cleanup on aisle C5!
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>>21042
I wasn't MX and i'm not especially technically inclined when it comes to airplanes but my understanding was that after this shit happened they were cleaning the guy out of some surrounding AGE equip.
>> No. 21171 ID: 6ccdcf
>>21040
>>21170

My grandfather told me his most traumatic moment while he was in Vietnam was when he watched his best friend die under very similar circumstances. They were doing some maintenance around a tire of a plane (can't remember what) and he leaned on it. The moment he did that, there was a massive blowout and his buddy instantly died.

My grandfather normally cried when he told that story.
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>>21171

Jesus. Hey, if ever they bring back the draft, remind me to test well enough I don't get assigned to ground crew / AvMech. I think I'd much rather get shot, stabbed, or blown up by incoming arty than killed by something so mundane as a fuckin' tire.
>> No. 21484 ID: bb86e7
Shit sucks yo. Hit a bump that was there due to construction on the interstate @~65MPH. Good thing it was one of the rear ones, so only 20% of the weight was on that corner, and steering was unaffected, and was only a medium size puncture, so it just started getting progressively bumpier. I knew what had happened instantly, and let off the gas, but unobservant assholes did not let me pull off from the Leftmost of 4 lanes until it started to smoke. Then it started to rain when I was switching to the spare.

I heard there was a rule of thumb that ground pressure PSI is approximately equal to that that of the PSI in the tire. Any truth to this?

>>21279
Stay out of ground mechanics also, just look at some of the bus and truck tire explosion videos.

I heard there was a rule of thumb that ground pressure PSI is approximately equal to that that of the PSI in the tire. Any truth to this?
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