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Jul 06, 2020, 04:19 PM
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Bushwheel Guide


If you're fan of Tundra/Bush plane/STOL scale flying, you may be wondering about various tire/wheel sizing & weight. What follows is a summary of some of the tires that I've tested to date.

For context, here are the full scale Alaskan Bushwheel options and the corresponding scale measurements
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Jul 06, 2020, 04:26 PM
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1/3 scale bushwheel options




PMT Bushwheel 262mm - made in Germany. https://www.pmt.gmbh/de/bushwhells-2...uftreifen.html

PR Bushwheels 8.75" (222mm) - made in Alaska. No longer available :-(

Airtop (200mm) - Made in France https://www.espritmodel.com/wheels-l...0---200mm.aspx
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Jul 06, 2020, 04:28 PM
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PMT Bushwheel 262mm - weight




461 gram (w/bearings & axle)

Pro's:

- only option for 1/3 scale 31" or 35"
- very, very light
- well built includes factory applied sealant, schrader (bicycle) valve
- roll very true

cons:

- very expensive
- long, long shipping time
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Jul 06, 2020, 04:30 PM
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PR Bushwheel 8.75" (222mm) - weight






577 grams
649 grams (w/axle)

Pro's

- made in USA
- look great!

Con's

- poor valve design
- unbalanced
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Jul 06, 2020, 04:32 PM
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Airtop 200 mm - weight




611 grams (w/bearings & axle)

Pro's

- available
- lowest cost
- thick rubber (works well in Summer)

Con's

- heavy
- thick rubber (stiff in Winter)
- wheel design
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Jul 06, 2020, 05:07 PM
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Hangar 9 XCub w/ PR Bushwheel 222mm


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Jul 06, 2020, 05:08 PM
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Hangar 9 XCub w/Airtop 200mm


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Aug 16, 2020, 12:22 AM
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PMT Bushwheel 197mm


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Aug 16, 2020, 12:27 AM
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Hangar 9 XCub w/PMT Bushwheel 262mm


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Aug 31, 2020, 06:02 AM
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I just replaced my Airtops with the PMT 262mm. I really like the look with the big tires...
Aug 31, 2020, 08:50 AM
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I followed your lead and did the same! Saved a bit of weight as well!

Cheers
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Dec 14, 2020, 05:26 AM
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I'll follow your lead, marksp.
Dec 14, 2020, 12:45 PM
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Update - I’ve switched my Hangar 9 XCub setup from PMT 262mm Bushwheel to the PMT 197mm and moved the PMT 262mm to my 1/3 scale Tomahawk Aviation Wilga.
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