Repair, tire tube

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Repair, tire tube

Posted by Barry Fell on Mar 5, 2019 9:53 am

Flat Tire
Is it legal to repair a pinhole on a tube, as you would on a bike or car.
I've been told they have to be replaced????
Privately owned Piper Warrior....Thanx
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Re: Repair, tire tube

Posted by Ronald Levy on Mar 5, 2019 5:34 pm

I think whoever is telling you the tube must be replaced is telling you right.  I've never seen anything authorizing tire tube repairs, and never heard of it being done other than in an emergency (like stuck in the wilds of Alaska with no other way to get out).  There is nothing authorizing the repair of aircraft tire tubes in AC 43-13.1b, the Goodyear aircraft tire manual says that in event of a tube leak, the tube is to be replaced, and the big aircraft tire distributor Desser says, "Repair of aircraft tubes is not recommended."