Fleet Wheels

Brian asked how I made the Fleet wheels. I bought a pair of RC wheels with light foam tires and heavy rimmed plastic hubs, replacing them with a roughly doweled balsa center and 1/16th sheet discs glued to its ends. I then drilled the new hubs for Al tubing.

After all that work I found I had cut too much off the wire axles - already part of the fuselage structure - and had to countersink the hubs so as to leave enough axle showing for the stops.


Dave W said...

Neat trick. Thanks for sharing this with us, Tom.

flyin_brian said...

R/C wheels, eh? Hmmmmm, just dont tell me youre putting a radio in it! LOL
No, seriously...a great tip for creating very realistic wheels.