Cool wheelpant design! Glue the axle stem to a piece of 3mm; glue on 3 pieces of 6mm; put on the wheel; glue on the last 3mm as a cap! It would've been nice for the stem to have gone through the outer 3mm piece to make it easier to align it properly, but

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Posted by: AMCross on Jul 19, 2006 05:47 AM
Cool wheelpant design! Glue the axle stem to a piece of 3mm; glue on 3 pieces of 6mm; put on the wheel; glue on the last 3mm as a cap! It would've been nice for the stem to have gone through the outer 3mm piece to make it easier to align it properly, but
 
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I had to bend the axles myself, and a full size sketch to compare to would've been nice here. However, the photo provided was enough to get me close.
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I set the plane on the gear, then adjusted the bend until the axles set flat on the workbench before using the kevlar thread to secure them to the gear legs.
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Don't they look cool?! What a great finishing touch on a great looking bird!
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The Hitec extended arms appeared to provide enough throw, at least to start.
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