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Thread: Featherweight Wheels

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    I've been looking at this for a while but wondering if there would be a market for us at the college mass producing direct attachment wheels for FWs? With the recent announcement from Robot Wars there might be demand for it. The wheels would be similar to the old Robochallenge Blue Wheels, whereby the screw directly onto a drill motor/Saturn gearbox etc.

    I've been trialing some red ones and have added nut inserts, slightly grippier than the RC wheels but same idea. Is there anything anyone would find particularly useful to be added to them or any suggestions? Is there demand?

    Feedback much appreciated as I know timescales are short so I'd love to get started on them soon if there is demand for them.

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    I'd buy a few pairs, the featherweight stuff is how people get into it so you'll have loads of interest.

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    I'd buy some - not happy with my home grown versions yet. I'd be happy with either threaded wheels or just a hex hole that I could put my own nuts in.

    I was looking at the possibility of milling the appropriate hex shape into any wheel. It seems doable with a reasonably modest rig, but not sure if I want to invest in a milling machine just yet.

    PS Flat Damon is 125-150mm wheels
    Last edited by lowndsy; 7th March 2017 at 16:48.

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    Defo! 75/80mm and 100mm wheels would be perfect

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