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Thread: Tamiya wheels onto drills.

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    Im sure ive seen this done. Can anyone tell me how

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    Mark Smith
    "Blacksmith" (FW) in a bag in bits "Forge Master" (FW) battle worn "Forge Master II" (FW) in CAD
    Lincolnshire, Threekingham
    err are you sure they are not just using the tyres on some HDPE cut outs or on some nylon castor wheels

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    No. Theirs a tamiya wheel with a hub you can fit onto a drill. I remember seeing someone do it once. But cant find thread

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    We do it on a regular base, but not Tamiya brand. We use RC wheels with an Hex 17 uptake.

    Mounting them on an hex 17 spacer that is bolted/crimped/glued on the drillshaft.

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    I found a 17mm hex nut that has a 3/8unf thread so think that will work. I found some wheels too so i can use the lhd screw with a washer to secure it.
    Im just trying to find some solid rubber tyres but im not sure this is used in the rc world.

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    Not what we do. Originaly I used a M10 D3 nut (D3 stands for 3 times the thread diameter in length), what has an Hex 17 size. Some lathe work, making them up to the right length and drilling/reaming the center to 12mm, using loctite 368 glue and a few setscrews to lock that adaptor to the Original shaft.
    The 3/8unf nut and left hand M5 bolt are used to lock the RC wheel on the adaptor.

    And we use soft 1/8 scale wheels. Those survive fine unless a spinner gets to them. And even then the damage is acceptable.
    It's rare for us to replace the soft, light wheels after 1 fight. Even on the exposed versions.

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