Hi Jasper,JasperKota wrote:How much are you winding? Are you stretch winding?Rêveur wrote:Hi all.
I had a couple of questions regarding the rubber motors and winding. I'm having increasingly frustrating problems with my rubber motors breaking after being used only one or twice
Right now I'm using a 15:1 winder to wind my rubber. I am seeing other teams use 10:1 geared winders, however. Is there a significant benefit to using a smaller geared ratio? Possibly something about winding the rubber more slowly?
I'm also confused as to what lubricant to use. I've bought the "Armor All Original Protectant" but I suspect it might be eating away at my rubber motors, which only seem to last one or two flights before breaking. Can anyone give me any advice on this?I've used Armor All Original Protectant and it has worked very well for me, also make sure you're re-lubricating after each hard wind flight.DoctaDave wrote: The rubber should also be stretched at LEAST 7 times is original length when winding, but stretching out even longer will help you pack in turns tighter, especially after you have wound the motor 3-5 times...
I've been winding to around 55-60 on a 15:1 winder so about 825-900 winds. My partner and I stretch to about 4 times the original length as suggested in the FFM manual. We'll try 7 times the original length, though thinking about it now is scary as I'm not sure the rubber can take that much.