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Aug 17 2009 - Gar Aero Tundra Tire STC now fully approved! - Back
NOW FULLY APPROVED!!!
There are some terrific new additions to the Gar Aero tundra tire STC. This is the famous Gar Aero Tundra tire that we now call the Alaska Tundra Tire. The 29" tire is officially included in the STC along with the 8.50x10 on our proven lightweight, computer machined, magnesium adaptors and there have been a huge amount of aircraft models added to the STC as well. Its still the ideal way to get a really significant high floatation tire by adapting 6" Cleveland wheels to a very wide, stout 10" wheel. Most notably on the model list the Cessna 206, 182 and even 172 were added. Its a huge model list now with the bushhawk, cubs, J3s 11s, 12s, 14s, stinsons, maules, Helios ETC ETC. Can you say no more tundra tire field approvals?? The Cessna Tricycle gear models require the large Landes Airglas nose fork of course but the tail draggers do not require a large tail wheel to go along with the big tires on the main wheels like some tundra tires.
We still are manufacturing and selling the proven large tail wheel fork modification for Scott 3200 and 4300 tail wheels as well for experimentals or field approval ,and are now actively pursuing STC on it. We have also tested the tire/adaptor/wheel assembly sucessfully with a massive side load and increased the weight limitaion on the adaptors for 3800 lbs GW. Seaplanes North (formerly floats alaska) at Lake Hood owns the Gar Aero STC, holds the PMA, and exclusively distributes the adaptors tires and tubes in pieces or kit form. We are not raising the price for now. As always we still offer the shaved version of the 29" tire which saves 10 lbs and makes the tread area more supple but the standard 29" and 8.50x10 (26") are both excellent options by offering superior width and flotation with proven reliability. Dont forget the versatility and affordability of the Alaska Tunra tire also. It allows you to replace tires very affordably whether it be for different mission, wear or age although these will wear much better than the competition to start with. There is a whole new world out there for pilots with Alaska Tundra Tires.