Aviation Tire

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An aircraft tire with airfoils, or an airfoil texture, molded into the sidewall. The idea being that when the tire is exposed to the air stream the airfoil feature would create a lift force that causes the tire to rotate. By creating this feature on a tire, retrofitting existing aircraft would only mean replacing the tires.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Jerry Jordan
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
  • Jerry is inspired by:
    FOD on runways, Tire wear on touchdown, and a flight I was on from Casper, WY
  • Patent status:
    none