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C-150 tire sizes
« on: April 29, 2008, 10:33:47 AM »
  There are some Cessna 150 drivers on board here, can one of one tell me where to find documentation of approved tire sizes for the 150? Question is in regards to installing 800 or 850 mains on a tailwheel-converted 1964 150D. The TCDS (#3A19) doesn't seem to list this information, along with alot of other stuff that is called out on the older 170 TCDS. Certyified under different standards maybe?Thanks,

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Re: C-150 tire sizes
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008, 12:15:23 PM »
Bushwheels are STC'd. ;D

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Re: C-150 tire sizes
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008, 12:19:34 PM »
Eric,

Get thee to the Cessna 150-152 Club:

http://www.cessna150-152club.com/

About $35 annually, I believe, and a good investment IMHO. That gets you access to the most valuable (IMHO) club asset, their online forum, where you'll find very knowledgable and helpful folks.  Questions like yours typically will get a definitive answer from someone who really knows in very short order (I don't know the answer off the top of my head).
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Re: C-150 tire sizes
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 03:17:31 PM »
Bushwheels are STC'd. ;D       

 Yeah, a pair of those new 26  airstreaks would be just the ticket. But unfortunately my wallet is SFC'd (strapped for cash  ) so they'll have to wait. 

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Re: C-150 tire sizes
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008, 10:13:51 PM »
   The best suggestion for C-150 modifications is the Cessna 150-152 Club, but if you want to research the FAA library of available STC's for any Aircraft..... goto FAA Site http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgSTC.nsf/MainFrame?OpenFrameSet
I found the best way to navigate this site for your Aircraft .... click "By Make"  > choose the letter of the alphabet that the Manufacturer's name starts with > click the Manufacturer's blue arrow > then your Aircraft model. Check the entire list sometimes they have model series listings also. If you are a Firefox user goto "Print View" first thing after clicking "By Make".
  When checking Piper, Cessna, Lycoming, Continental and a number of other older companies. Look for all the different name combinations and know your Aircraft's history. If you're not sure about who owns what come back here and ask.
  One more suggestion for parts (ie. Tires) availability listing .... The Manufactures Parts Book
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Re: C-150 tire sizes
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2008, 11:06:46 PM »
  I know how to research STC's on the website. What I want to find is the tire sizes approved by cessna for the 150. An stc is not needed if something is already approved by the manufacturer. For example, 600 700 & 800 MLG tires (4 ply) are all approved for the C-170 on the TCDS-- therefore an STC or any other special approval is not needed.   
  The C-150 TCDS does not list any tire sizes, and alot of things the 170 TCDS sheet lists are not included either. I repeat, where are the approved tire sizes for the C-150 listed?
  It may be that Cessna's Illustrated Parts catalog is the final word on approved parts for the 150. There is no 150-D specific "shop manual", it is covered in the series 100 manual.
 
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Re: C-150 tire sizes
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2008, 04:26:45 AM »
  I know how to research STC's on the website. What I want to find is the tire sizes approved by cessna for the 150. An stc is not needed if something is already approved by the manufacturer. For example, 600 700 & 800 MLG tires (4 ply) are all approved for the C-170 on the TCDS-- therefore an STC or any other special approval is not needed.   
  The C-150 TCDS does not list any tire sizes, and alot of things the 170 TCDS sheet lists are not included either. I repeat, where are the approved tire sizes for the C-150 listed?
  It may be that Cessna's Illustrated Parts catalog is the final word on approved parts for the 150. There is no 150-D specific "shop manual", it is covered in the series 100 manual.
 

Eric,

To find the answers in which you seek, you really should talk to the people that are in the know.  As already mentioned previously, you can find no better source then the 150-152 Club when it comes to 150's and 152's. If you had gone there, you would already have your answer.

But,

If you were flying a unmodified 150, you would find your answer in the Aircraft Equipment List.  For the mains, 500-5 and sometimes 600-6 for earlier 150's. 600-6 for later 150's and 152's. 500-5 for the nose for all.

But, Cessna never manufactured the 150 as a tail dragger, so you will not find the information that you seek in their data.  I believe that the data in which you seek would be found in the tail dragger conversion STC itself? 

A friend had to do a field approval to install 800-6  on his 150 TD.

I hope that this helps?

Bill
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Re: C-150 tire sizes
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008, 09:44:08 AM »
500-5 for the nose for all.
There were a few built with heavy-duty (C-206) nose gear forks with 600-6 tires -- you can spot them by the forward-facing torque links.  See:  http://150cessna.tripod.com/c150fwinsp.html


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Re: C-150 tire sizes
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008, 01:26:23 PM »
Mine's got the HD nose gear (allegedly same as on a 206) and the forward-facing torque link.

(Pilawt...is that your broomtail buck-fifty in the photo?)

Of course, nosewheel questions are moot in this case; I'm pretty sure Eric is asking about the mains.
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Re: C-150 tire sizes
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2008, 02:32:28 PM »
(Pilawt...is that your broomtail buck-fifty in the photo?)
The photo is from 1969 -- my dad owned that 150E from 1968 to 1973.  He and I both got our instrument ratings in it; I got my commercial in it, and in August 1972 took a young lady to Solvang CA in it for a picnic.  36 years later she's still flying with me!

The 150E was exported to Canada a number of years ago; it's in Brooks, Alberta, now.

I owned a 150F about ten years ago; I have a Sport Cub now (see www.geocities.com/grumman365ps).

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Re: C-150 tire sizes
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2008, 03:37:02 PM »
Interesting.  Was that Idaho backcountry trip last summer with Mark Young and group?  I believe I was present when Don W. gave Andy C. his checkout ride in the club J3 at Grove Field (Camas) many years ago.  The world just keeps shrinking.

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