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Old 08-26-2014, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default Big honkin' wheels

Frustrated with not being able to take off & land in "park height" grass, I've made some really big wheels

About 4" diameter, of 1/8" plywood, with a wood hub infused with thin CA glue and brass tube bearings:

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I put them on my pusher camera plane:

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On a flat surface, the prop clears the ground by 2". The three of them weigh only .3 oz more than the original 2" wheels.

I just took it out and tried it in a local park and they work great! Take off, land, taxi around; no problems

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