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Post  roddie on Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 pm

Well.. the inner-tube type tire "media" does work.. but hasn't seemed to stand-up to the rigors of 15K+ rpm direct-drive punishment for more than x5 laps.. on a 12 foot tether, running on "rough" asphalt. Huh... A smooth-surfaced circuit would definitely yield more mileage.. Laughing

So...... since the circuit is not likely to change anytime soon.. I need to experiment with alternate tire/wheel materials.. if I'm to experiment further "at home" with the Rodd-E-Liminator. Smile



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Post  roddie on Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:32 pm

I have a wheel/tire "box"... Laughing

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and also lots of raw-materials for the making of wheels/tires.. that won't fit into that box. That said; this afternoon I picked-out some old/vintage wheel/tire combos.. to see if there were any that might work for the Rodd-E-Liminator.. Laughing

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CEF member "overlord" (Lieven) also mailed me a tire that would definitely work with my current 1.5" diameter wheel.. except that the tire-width is approx. 6mm.. and my wheel's width is approx. 25mm. (1")
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Post  roddie on Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:45 pm

The Rodd-E-Liminator is set-up to utilize a 1.5" diameter tire on its' rear (powered) axle.. and its' non-powered "outrigger"-axle. Further attempts at changing tire-diameters will keep the same diameters for both rear-axles.
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Post  roddie on Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:24 pm

I'm going to try the tires that Lieven (Overlord) sent me from France. I had forgotten that he sent "two".. which will work for mounting on my single PVC drive-wheel.

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The rear-axle wheel (tire) diameters are now 2.0".

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The outboard (non-powered) wheel is a nice old Veco part.

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Post  roddie on Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:43 pm

It's been a damp Father's-Day here in Northern Rhode Island.. and I'd wanted to run the car today. I suppose I could have.. but the thought of all the support-gear getting wet was a turn-off.

So.. I decided to change-out the wooden front wheels for a pair of N.O.S. Perfect-brand #66 1.375" dia. streamlined ones that I've had for decades.

I re-weighed the car.. and it's now 7.9oz. I can't seem to get SERVimg to work tonight.. so I can't post the photos for this latest revision yet..  Huh...
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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:32 am

I think you are set for success now.
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Post  roddie on Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:28 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:I think you are set for success now.

We'd think so.. but ya' never know with these things. The tether could break.. and the car might shoot-off.. and become airborne after jumping the curbing and crash through a neighbor's front window.. taking-out a priceless family heirloom. Those are the kind of things that happen to me Ron... Laughing

Let's see if SERVimg will work tonight... yup

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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:45 pm

If it were me I would solder those spring keepers to that bridle. I have lost many a wheel in flight using those keepers. That’s just from them vibrating off. In your case they are under much more strain.

Might keep you from breaking that heirloom... Laughing
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Post  getback on Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:26 pm

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