It’s made out of card stock and doesn’t even require glue.
The square “hub” mates with groves in the wheel.
Because the square piece is longer it will bow out and form two points of contact with the axle.
I decided to try some experiments bending up landing gear.
I want to get a sense of how music wire behaves. In a nutshell it’s pretty tricky. I find it hard to get all the bends on the same plane. Here’s a picture of some gear bent by my experiment and another that I fixed up manually with pliers.
I wonder how to get the bends on the same plane easier.
I tried another experiment to put the landing gear wire into a gang and bend them with pliers. This worked surprisingly well. This is satisfactory for doing small runs. I think I am ready to have a meet-up to make planes with landing gear.
I just did a Dayton kit build. It went together very fast.
What worked well:
I worked on the Dayton project a bit today. I have cut out the first laser version of it. This includes a motorstick with negative tailplane incidence, interlocking pieces and cut out ailerons, winglets, fin and tailplane.
I also have a batch of wheels ready to go so I will include those with the experiments.
Anybody want to make one?
I’m preparing two boxes. This one is going to a model club in India. It has some of the Lloyd Shales wheels and parts to build 4 Squirrels. Extra propeller as well.
This box is going to Dinkar in India. It has some Lloyd Shales wheels and a couple from my experiments. Also some lubricant for the rubber. I have to add a Sparrow and some business cards. I’ll do that this week just before it is mailed.