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Pre spinning aircraft tires before landing?

  1. Jun 3, 2015 #1
    Hello there,
    I was just wondering why aircraft tires are not spun up to landing speed before touching down, wouldn't this allow them to be used for much longer before they need to get retreaded?

    This would also cut down on the cleaning that happens on runways to remove the rubber right?
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2015 #2

    billy_joule

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