I used those for my back wheels, had to glue them on with epoxy.What are you using for wheels? I personally use CD's with rubber bands around the edge.
I recommend pressure fitting the bearings, if possible. If it is close enough, you could probably wind some masking tape around them and press them in.I used those for my back wheels, had to glue them on with epoxy.What are you using for wheels? I personally use CD's with rubber bands around the edge.
for my front wheels I used a speaker wire spool...I guess some people just have leftover speaker wire spools in their house.
Rubber bands don't really add friction to my wheels (I think the epoxy hardened it), any suggestions?
Any ideas on attaching the axle to the chassis would be helpful; I'm currently using screws that hold the wheel bearings in place, not the best idea.
Umm...you can't nail it to the floor, but otherwise, yes? What are you wanting to do?For the launcher are you allowed to use nails? Sorry to not answer your question A Tang but I have no idea what you are talking about.
Liquid rubber, there is such a thing easily available at Lowes/Home Depot, yes.
I have used it to coat tool handles, but I don't know what it was originally intended for. I also don't recall the product name or anything useful like that.
I tried coating my CD wheels last year two different ways:
A: I took my CD wheels, hooked them up to a slow motor so all 4 were on an axle together, and put the very edges in a trough of the liquid rubber stuff. I let it run for a while, then took it out and let it run over a paper towel while it dried.
A's Result: Even with the turning during the drying process, the rubber formed bumps and globs. The wheels no longer rolled smoothly and were also kind stick on hardwood and tile floors.
B: I grabbed a foam brush and very lightly coated the rim of the CDs, hoping to eliminate the bumps.
B's Result: The wheels had more grip, but were still kinda sticky and degraded performance.
I don't know if other people have been more successful, but this didn't work for me last year.
Why did you make your own wheels? What did you make them out of?
Might be worth a try for you. It isn't like CDs cost anything and the rubber stuff is pretty cheap too.My friend did that last year, and for his CD wheel coat, he used rubber.
He bought a powder from Homedepot, added water, and make a CAST around his wheel, but the there was catch! since the cast wasnt perfect, he had to machine the rubber to fix it up and make the edges perfectly straight
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