A blog on New Zealand Civil
de Havilland Beaver
Yep - a Beaver - on floats with with no tail wheel tyre. So 0 PSI then :-)
Yep. It is certainly a beaver (which was not the question). But not on floats. It is ZK-FPZ in the rear of its hangar at Taupo.I like your line of thinking there Wayne.Any more thoughts ?
As a floatplane it has spent time above, on and below the waves - the latter as a result of a storm in Picton in 1990
35PSI tailwheel pressure according to documents I have.
Hi there ZK-CKE.I had been looking at the AAC Beaver notes and they mention only 25 psi which I though was somewhat low.I seem to recall that some have had solid rubber tail wheels. So I thought I would throw the question to the great unwashed masses.This raises the question that if it was a solid rubber wheel, then would the pressure be nil or 14.7 psi at the WMO standard atmospere etc !!And I susspect it was the colour scheme that sunk it during that Picton Harbour incident on 22-03-90 !!