MATCO mfg produces a superior 5.0 inch wheel and brake assembly for use with aircraft requiring less than 4620 lbs per wheel. This model uses 1.25 inch tapered roller bearings. (Check the product comparison table for other bearing and caliper configurations).
The W50LXT is a 5.0 inch wheel with 4.775 inch width with an additional 1.23 inch caliper spacing. Bearing spacing is 3.084 inches and axle spacing is 1.410 inches. The total weight of this wheel and brake assembly is 9.2 pounds. The bearing axle diameter is 1.25 inches.
Features The W50LXT is centrifugally cast utilizing 535 aluminum alloy for superior strength and corrosion resistance. This alloy provides a light weight wheel and affords many years of efficient performance. The W50LXT features the WHLB5XT brake assembly and high energy disc for increased braking performance. The WHLB5XT brake uses three 1.50 inch diameter pistons in a single caliper to provide maximum torque low profile package. This internal caliper design is favored for use in many retractable gear systems for it's low profile compared to external caliper designs when low drag and clean lines are desired. The wheel is designed with 11x400x5 'Lamb' type . (Specify the W51LXT for use with 5.00-5 aircraft style tires). The WHLA1A axle or WHLAXLE1A axle assembly (includes axle, nut, and washer) are designed to be used with the W50LXT.
The W50LXT is designed for the following standards:
Static Capacity: 4620 LBS
Load Limit: 1420 LBS
Maximum Accelerate/Stop Kinetic Energy: 337932 ft-lb
Torque Rating (@450 PSI): 6143 in-lb
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