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KustomKB said:
Hi Richard, here is the link to the tire;

http://prolineracing.com/tires/road-rage-3.8-40-series-street-tires/

and your local distributor;

PERTH R/C MODELS & HOBBIES
08 9328 8986
198 STIRILING ST.
PERTH WA 6000

(P.S. right click on any picture to view properties/image location, to find the source)

Hobby, thank you very much for the compliments. I enjoy documenting the process and have fun, and receive encouragement, from sharing the results. I guess its quite a long thread but it has been over 2 1/2 years...
I've got a few new projects in mind but home renovations keep getting in the way. I'd like to get this sucker wrapped up so I can move on and pester you guys with something different. ;)

Thanks!
that was the best model shop I saw in AUS on my visit, he had the most enormous brushless motors I have ever seen
sorry for going off topic it's a fantastic build

Peter

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Thanks very much for that info, Kevin - I hadn't even heard of Perth R/C Models and Hobbies, but it is quite close to where I work. I'll be checking it out directly...

Thanks for the endorsement, Peter.
 

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Cheers fellows, That is a monster, Pete.

I set about making a front wheel by preping the fixture plate with a couple of locating pins;



Then turned the outer profile on the wheel blank and clamped it down;



After a 3/4 insert roughing tool and a 1/2" endmill;




then a rough pass with a 3/8 ball nose;




And another finish pass and some chamfers;




Then flipped it over and up against the dowel;





After repeating the operations and some polishing we ended up with this guy;





The machining went well but I can't stop looking at the flower created by the negative image. That won't do. So maybe we'll try something like this;






Cheers!

 

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Dang, that sure is one awesome looking wheel. I wish that I could make flywheels like that.

SAM
 

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Amazing Kevin, simply amazing.
Kel
 

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Thank you very much Zee, Sam and Kel. I had fun making them and I am lucky to have access to the CNC mill. One day I hope to get my own.

I did a "dry" set-up on the press, because I thought I was going to have a terrible time getting the tire on and that this would be a one shot deal;



Then I put the tire in almost boiling water for 15 min;




Then the tire easily went on by hand, what a relief. I seriously thought I may have to cut the tire and re-glue it. Now I can easily remove the tire if any mods need to be done or to change rims ::)





I also got my R/C shop to order in those rear tires but they are 5.5" not the advertised 6.9" ???

Until next time, Thanks for looking.




 

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Kevin,

That looks just awwwwsome :bow: :bow: :bow:

Regards

Philly
 

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Thanks Philly!
 

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So just a bit of progress;

I was a little concerned about drilling overlapping holes by hand but the step drill with supporting sacrificial wood worked okay;





And the ignition set-up tucked into the "oil-bag" Nicely;






I also was able to make a stand for the rear end;





Thanks, and have fun!






 

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You're really going all the way with this George. Very nice. Is the wife OK with this on the mantle?
 

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Kevin

Looking fine! I like the little detailing on the hand grips and foot pegs.

Keep it coming :bow: :bow:

Joe
 

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Kinda makes building the engine look like a walk in the park, huh?
 

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Thanks Dennis, it's actually Kevin, but I'll take that as a compliment. She has got the mantle pretty full but I found a couple of studs on the living room wall which should hold it up nicely. ;D

Thanks Carl I guess I might as well machine the shelf brackets too.

Thanks Joe, The black is heat shrink.

Thanks Chuck, it just keeps growing and growing...

 

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Kevin,

What you have accomplished is mind boggling to me.

Perhaps you can design an android to ride it. :big:

Continually amazed,

SAM
 

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Beautiful job on the entire project. Seams there is no end to your skills.

One of these days I hope to see that bike with your little son setting on it.
 

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Thank you for the kind words,

Perhaps you can design an android to ride it. big laugh
Sam, I have always admired this guys work;



Thanks Arv, this has been a fun project with everything from machining to upholstery.

I sat the little guy on there a couple of times over the last few weeks but he still can't quite reach the foot pegs. At my pace he'll have his drivers license before I'm finished with this thing.

Mom dressed him up for a photo shoot this afternoon;




Thanks for the encouragement!

 

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your fab work is amazing!
last pictures will be something the little one will enjoy when older.
I guess you have no arguement when he grows up wanting a bike :big:
 

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"Dang! You got shocks, pegs... lucky! You ever take it off any sweet jumps? "

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