SkyLite Wheels and Tailwheels

SkyLite tires are preferred by many competition flyers for appearance and performance. Sullivan makes the widest range of sizes, from the 1/2" tailwheel to the 7" aluminum-hubbed SkyLite. SkyLites are made by a unique molding process that makes them both light and durable. They have a urethane outer skin and a foam core, so they can support heavy loads without going flat. The hubs are all overdesigned and can be drilled out to larger axle sizes. All of the larger SkyLite sizes (3-1/2" and up) are made with two piece nylon or aluminum hubs to ensure that the tire cannot come off the rim on heavier aircraft.

Tailwheels

These solid rubber tailwheels feature one-piece lightweight machined aluminum hubs. The hubs can be drilled out as needed.

Number Size   Axle Size Weight
S350 1/2" x 3/16" 12,7 mm x 4,8 mm 1/32" (.032")/,75 mm 0.04 Oz/1,0 g
S351 3/4" x 1/4" 19,0 mm x 6,4 mm 1/16" (.063")/1,5 mm 0.07 oz/2.0 g
S352 1" x 5/16" 25,4 mm x 8,2 mm 1/16" (.063")/1,5 mm 0.16 oz/4,5 g
S353 1-1/4" x 13/32" 31,8 mm x 10,3 mm 1/16" (.063")/1,5 mm 0.37 oz/10,5 g
S354 1-1/2" x 7/16" 38,1 mm x 11,4 mm 1/16" (.063")/1,5 mm 0.58 oz/16,5 g
S355 (Nylon Hub) 1-11/16" x 21/32" 43,2 mm x 16,7 mm 1/8" (.125")/3,0 mm 0.74 oz/20.1 g


Small SkyLite Wheels

SkyLites are the originator of the urethane skin/foam filled lightweight tire technology. They offer less bounce for smoother landings. These tires are very strong and durable, yet weigh much less than regular rubber tires. The one-piece nylon hubs are overdesigned and can be drilled out to the next axle size.

Number Size   Axle Size Weight
S872 1-3/4" x 11/16" 44 mm x 17 mm 1/8" (.125")/3,2 mm 0.41 oz/11 g
S873 2" x 3/4" 51 mm x 19 mm 1/8" (.125")/3,2 mm 0.51 oz/14 g
S874 2-1/4" x 13/16" 57 mm x 21 mm 5/32" (.156")/4,0 mm 0.79 oz/22 g
S875 2-1/2" x 15/16" 64 mm x 23 mm 5/32" (.156")/4,0 mm .96 oz/27 g
S876 2-3/4" x 1-1/16" 70 mm x 27 mm 5/32" (.156")/4,0 mm 1.21 oz/34 g
S877 3" x 1-1/8" 76 mm x 29 mm 5/32" (.156")/4,0 mm 1.56 oz/44 g

 

Medium SkyLite Wheels

Utilizing the same urethane skin/foam filled lightweight tire technology as the smaller SkyLites, these tires have self centering thick-ribbed nylon hubs. They offer less bounce for smoother landings. The nylon hubs are also overdesigned and can be drilled out to the next axle size.

Number Size   Axle Size Weight
S879 3-1/2" x 1-3/16" 89 mm x 30 mm 3/16" (.187")/4,7 mm 2.24 oz/63 g
S881 4" x 1-3/8" 102 mm x 35 mm 3/16" (.187")/4,7 mm 2.93 oz/83 g
S882 4-1/2" x 1-9/16" 114 mm x 40 mm 3/16" (.187")/4,7 mm 4.27 oz/121 g
S883 5" x 1-3/4" 127 mm x 45 mm 3/16" (.187")/4,7 mm 5.42 oz/153 g


Medium SkyLite Wheels with Aluminum Hubs

The secret behind the SkyLite's unbeatable toughness and lightweight is a foam core surrounded by a durable rubber skin. Unlike hollow tires, our unique foam molding process provides each wheel with strength and bounce absorption for smoother landings. The outer rubber skin also gives SkyLites excellent wear and durability. In addition to eliminating dead weight, SkyLites have better balance and cannot lose pressure or go flat. These wheels also have heavy duty self centering aluminum hubs with Delrin center bearings. The aluminum hubs can be disassembled if desired. The S850 is the hub only, which can replace the plastic hub in the S879 to S883 series.

Number Size   Axle Size Weight
S850   Fits 3-1/2" to 5" (S879 to S883) Skylites 3/16" (.187")/4,7 mm  
S851 3-1/2" x 1-3/16" 89 mm x 30 mm 3/16" (.187")/4,7 mm 2.53oz/71 g
S852 4" x 1-3/8"" 102 mm x 35 mm 3/16" (.187")/4,7 mm 3.20 oz/90 g
S853 4-1/2" x 1-9/16" 114 mm x 40 mm 3/16" (.187")/4,7 mm 4.46 oz/126 g
S854 5" x 1-3/4" 127 mm x 45 mm 3/16" (.187")/4,7 mm 5.48 oz/155 g


Large SkyLite Wheels

These SkyLites offer less bounce for smoother landings for giant scale aircraft. They are scale in profile and appearance, and feature strong aluminum six-bolt hubs. The Delrin center bearing can be drilled out as needed, and there are ball bearing pockets on each end if the builder wants to add bearings. The aluminum hubs can be removed if a custom hub is to be installed.

Number Size   Axle Size Weight
S885 6" x 1-3/4" 152 mm x 44 mm 1/4" (.250")/6,4 mm 8.71 oz/247 g
S887 7" x 2" 178 mm x 51 mm 1/4" (.250")/6,4 mm 13.10 oz/371 g

 

Wheel Pant Attachment Brackets

These simple brackets serve as both wheel collar and wheel pant brackets. They are made of heat treated, tempered steel. They clamp securely onto the axle, and the clamping pressure can be adjusted from moveable to rigid. The adjusting screw is angled for easy access with a ball driver. They are about the same width as a wheel collar, so only a washer is needed between the wheel and bracket.

S888 5/32" Axle (also fits 4,0 mm)
S889 3/16" Axle
S890 1/4" Axle



 

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