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Wheel or skid? Which advantages does each one have when used as the landing gear system compared to the other one?

I would like to discuss this topic in depth, as I have not found a clear answer yet. Which are the advantages of using skids instead of wheels (or viceversa) for the following considerations?: -As ...
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Were my airplane's wheels under-inflated?

I recently took a flight on a (Lufthansa) Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. As I was about to embark, my eyes caught this image: And the aircraft wasn't even loaded with the passengers yet. If I saw this ...
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Engines more powerful than the brakes?

This might be more of an anecdotal question, but are there any aircraft where under full throttle (with afterburner in worst-case) where the wheels wouldn't provide enough friction against the runway ...
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What is the maximum nose wheel deflection angle?

What is the maximum nose-wheel angle of deflection on modern commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 787? Can it deflect to 90 degrees or even more?
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What is the wear limit for tires?

I have 2500hrs and have flown over 30 types of aircraft. I am also a A&P. I have never seen a POH, manufacture or FAA suggestion for wear limits of a tire. The flight school I got my pilots ...