Re: Smooth treadless tyre to maximise roller contact
well ain't it always been the case that (in broad terms) the longer lasting tyres perform the worst for wet grip?
or, the better the wet grip, the sooner the rubber will wear out...?
I'm not sure that aircraft need great wet grip so much as bulletproof construction, resistance to trauma, that kind of thing...
or is it a barnstorming world where by the time that rubber comes into play a satisfactory enough landing will already have been achieved....