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Z_408
2009.09.30, 08:12 PM
Had a crazy idea, so we made one. Works perfect every time. What do you guys think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZP51sleI0s

JacobFeinstein
2009.09.30, 08:32 PM
Pretty genius

CristianTabush
2009.09.30, 08:41 PM
Binh, you must get those made!!! I will for sure buy a couple...

VAzRACER
2009.09.30, 09:04 PM
I need to get one of those, name your price:p. that would make life much easier. Great idea.

lfisminiz
2009.09.30, 09:20 PM
Great idea! Make them.............;):)

Sponge
2009.10.01, 05:43 AM
Hehe.. that's awesome! :D

addicted
2009.10.01, 06:43 AM
cool machine :)

Eman
2009.10.01, 10:41 AM
Very impressive!

J-Milz
2009.10.01, 10:48 AM
Nice! What powers it?

Z_408
2009.10.01, 01:16 PM
Thanks for the kind words. Gluing tires for me is not fun and I knew there had to be a better way. I have been using this for a few months now and it works perfect every time. Things have been pretty hectic around here the last few months, so I have not been able to make the final revisions. We will hopefully have some soon if anyone would like one. It is a very simple design powered by a standard Mini-Z motor and one AA battery. I thought I was crazy building this thing, but I guess everyone hates to glue tires.

color01
2009.10.01, 04:41 PM
No Binh, this thing is awesome! It's not just the labor savings, but I'd bet that the constant rotation and application of glue makes for a more consistent join. Get some made!

Draconious
2009.10.01, 05:58 PM
Now we just need tires and rim plastic that is safe when soaked in acitone... to remove the glue and reuse the rims.

Traveler
2009.10.02, 06:14 AM
I like it. Have you thought about how to make it work on the inside of the rim?

mr7q
2009.10.02, 09:11 AM
I'm wondering if something could similar could be made with a spare motor pod, a stock motor and a gear diff. Fix one side of the diff and use a single battery like Z 408 did to get it to rotate nice and slow. Then you'd just need the pry bar.

Wouldn't look nearly as slick as polished as this one, though. :)

Z_408
2009.10.05, 05:11 PM
I like it. Have you thought about how to make it work on the inside of the rim?

Do you find that gluing the inside makes a difference in handling? I have not tried this.

Z_408
2009.10.05, 05:11 PM
I'm wondering if something could similar could be made with a spare motor pod, a stock motor and a gear diff. Fix one side of the diff and use a single battery like Z 408 did to get it to rotate nice and slow. Then you'd just need the pry bar.

Wouldn't look nearly as slick as polished as this one, though. :)

This was also tried but the speeds were too fast.

Traveler
2009.10.05, 06:23 PM
Do you find that gluing the inside makes a difference in handling? I have not tried this.

I can't say for sure it does. But Reflex Racing recommends gluing both sides.

color01
2009.10.05, 07:40 PM
Do you find that gluing the inside makes a difference in handling? I have not tried this.
On low-grip tracks like yours, not too much. It gets more noticeable as the tire wears down though, so when I glue my tires I do both sides.

At Kenon nothing seems to work unless nearly the entire tire (outside, inside, middle, sidewall) is glued. I find this a bit annoying as it makes the tire a heck of a lot harder to pull off the rim, but you gotta do what you gotta do...

yasuji
2009.10.05, 10:43 PM
hey ....sign me up for one of these......im getting older now and my fingers arnt working as good any more...lol

Z_408
2009.10.07, 06:08 PM
hey ....sign me up for one of these......im getting older now and my fingers arnt working as good any more...lol

You love gluing tires. This will take all the fun away.

MINI-D
2009.10.17, 02:03 AM
I want one