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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby SDeath » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:06 pm

baby_astons wrote:i've drilled the holes with the slomo on my minicraft + made the indentations on the side with the mill working sideways (the latter to allow for the flared end of the sleeves...)

That's what I mean indeed. :)
I'm thinking of making a rig where I can freely twist the hand drill in but can't move it in any other direction, and then put the rim under an angle on some slide and then slide it towards the hand drill to get the same angle every time. Somebody else made something like this? Or have a better idea to get the perfect angle? Anybody know the best angle to drill the sleeve holes under?
The other holes are strait holes aren't they? only the outer rim holes go under an angle?
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby SDeath » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:18 pm

Hope I can create something like your jig to keep the wheel in. That's the first big job.
When I receive a rim.
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby baby_astons » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:42 am

I could as well send you a cast rig - it's one like casp has his wheel in...
I haven't made up a rig for drilling but I might as I'll be doing 4 sets of wheels, and with 15 wheels still to be done I start to get a bit hazy on the hole count...
probably a drill rig will be made up that will fit into the drill stand so I just need to rotate the wheel to the next hole and depress the drill :think:
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby SDeath » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:14 pm

baby_astons wrote:I could as well send you a cast rig - it's one like casp has his wheel in...
I haven't made up a rig for drilling but I might as I'll be doing 4 sets of wheels, and with 15 wheels still to be done I start to get a bit hazy on the hole count...
probably a drill rig will be made up that will fit into the drill stand so I just need to rotate the wheel to the next hole and depress the drill :think:

Getting/buying/borrowing a cast rig would be superb. Would save a lot of time not having to re-invent the wheel (pun intended =-).
Only problem with a drill rig would be if you want to drill them in an angle also horizontally.
I'll send you a PM for the cast rig.
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby baby_astons » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:47 am

the rig is cast from resin so you could drill holes to keep it in a holder that could be turned so you can drill the wheel holes at an angle...
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Postby SDeath » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:38 pm

baby_astons wrote:not much happened today,
just a few holes and final work on the rim...

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here you see the finished inner plastic rim - including the 24 holes for the spokes that will come from the front of the hub...

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this is how it looks like when both plastic parts are finished...

Another Question BA if I may?
These holes from where did you drill these? Did you drill them from the outside in to make them straight?
Or did you drill them from the inside out under a small angle?
If I see clearly you did drill these all the way through didn't you?
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby baby_astons » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:25 pm

from the inside out at an angle, of course the rim part hasn't been in the jig at the time...
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby SDeath » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:31 pm

baby_astons wrote:from the inside out at an angle, of course the rim part hasn't been in the jig at the time...

Thanks mate!!!
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby SDeath » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:29 pm

Just finished my second front rim following BA's master class.
Some tips/corrections when doing this mod: the holes when doing the wire ends should be 1.1mm not 0.8mm as BA put in his master class, the outer diameter of the wire ends is 1mm when using the ones BA said to order. And I think placing the wires went easier when the wire only holes were 0.6mm instead of the 0.5mm. That I found out when the 0.5mm drill broke while drilling the first couple of holes on the 2nd rim.

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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby baby_astons » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:48 pm

as I posted on your build: I suggested moving on with the hole size according to the sleeves used (july 12, 2011...) -
your wheel looks much better than mine btw, the next batch should be better here as well - you learn with every wheel ;)
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby SDeath » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:23 pm

Sorry my bad thought you said 0.8mm somewhere.
After I finished the first rim I saw on the original rim I should have crossed 3 wires instead of the 4 I did but that's just being picky. Now I went with 4 I have to stick to it.
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby SDeath » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:34 pm

What did you use BA for the valve?
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby baby_astons » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:45 pm

the valve is a 1:12 scale motorbike aftermarket part (off :twisted: bay...) - comes in a convenient 4-pack
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hobby-Design-Ai ... 3f23cac97f
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby SDeath » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:32 pm

Great, ordered these, were a bit cheaper : http://www.ebay.com/itm/250861861321?ss ... 1439.l2649
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Re: baby's wire wheels

Postby SDeath » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:59 am

BA can you tell me how to take the rear wheels apart?
Don't want to break the internal mechanism.
And will the mechanism still function after the wire wheel mod?
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