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    changing tires

    I am changing my sc tires, one guy here offer me two new tires " Condor" tires from Michelin, and are in 8.00x8 plys. This tires were to be used on a C-206, and seems a little more squared and higher than the Mc Creary 8.00x6 that my SC have, will this Condor tires will be OK for my SC ? will appreciate your help on this doubt.
    Fernando

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    I like the rounded tires myself but if they are free and the ground handling feels ok I would go for it.
    Steve Pierce

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    thanks

    Steve, I will put the new tires and tell you how they work... thanks

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    new tires installed

    I put those new 8.00 x 6 Condor tires, fell great while taxing and takeoff, but when I landed, Jee... the SC feel like a ball, have a hard day landing, like a basketball on the rebound. Also put only 16 lbs. of pressure on them to make them softer.
    What airspeed do you suggest to land on a paved road with just the pilot ? lands better if I put more power instead of let the SC just alone without power, appreciate your comments.

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    Full stall prior to main mount contact. Usually that is tailwheel slightly first. A little power just makes it touch down slower - they tell me a good Cub pilot can roll down the runway with only the tailwheel touching.

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    nice point, will try that with full flaps,and without, but no matter the different tires ? if there is something against, I will put the old ones since I buy the originals....

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    Tecnique, tecnique, tecnique.

    Stiff tires will be bouncy, but you will get used to it. Fly in slow and gentle.

    Big tires bounce higher, like a baloon.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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