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Old Jul 28, 2015, 11:59 AM
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I saw those wheels with the brakes, but some of the comments scared me off.

The scale alloy rubber wheels seem like a good alternative as they also come with bushings to fit various axels, and they seem like they might last.
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Old Jul 29, 2015, 12:04 PM
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Hi St J...

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I saw those wheels with the brakes, but some of the comments scared me off.
Yes I agree... so far as having purchased them I also will believe in 'em when I see 'em work. My second thought was that maybe if these wheels failed I could possibly get the brake part working on another set of wheels, that you mention below. Replace a bit here, a bit there

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The scale alloy rubber wheels seem like a good alternative as they also come with bushings to fit various axels, and they seem like they might last.
Yes I agree at face value they sound good and I did not pick up on the fact that the clear/white plastic things were interchangeable bushings... they don't display that well on my 12" laptop screen so thanks for the tip - somehow I missed the comments that refer to them. I didn't put much thought into them really, in the back of my mind I think I dismissed them as dust caps.
Curious however that they put together a "1 piece lathed aluminium" hub but use 2 plastic end caps as a bush... I cannot find any spare plastic caps on HK's store. Perhaps those with access to a workshop could fashion a bearing and support for it... unfortunately not I.

Buying HK can really be a crap-shoot at times. The description does indeed sound good, but then -

"They are not rubber, they are foam rubber that has been vulcanised on the outside to appear like rubber, may not wear well on sealed runways."

However...

"simply the best scale alloy rubber wheels ive used been flyin in new zealnd n ozzy for 30 years cant get more than 1 season outta all the yankee rubbish and ive got em all mate' worn out guts n foam stuffed tyres, wake up guys hobby city sells the best . buy a pair you can leave to ya grand kids! taa h..c your the best "
This msg gives me mixed messages

& this "bad bad quality wheels, foam, recyclable,!!"

& this "Have these wheels my self. They fit various shaft widths with different size plastic inserts. They also give good cushioning on landings."

So again for me, I will believe it when I see it! Along with the "Turnigy 70mm Wheel with Integral Braking System" (reduced to $21.04 ATM so I won't shed a tear if it's a piece of c#*@!) I have on the way a "Scale alloy hub rubber wheel 2.75inch" as a possible front wheel and to see what it's like. Additionally a "Turnigy 68mm Alloy Wheel/Rubber Tyre" is on the way mainly because it has available a "Turnigy 68mm Replacement Rubber Tyre"... yep, on the way as well! (Forgot about this option, now added to the original post)

So when these arrive I will be able to answer a few basic questions on them, tho for the real test the maiden is a fair way off.
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 12:59 PM
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Hi all... I've taken delivery of all the wheels I mentioned in #362 (above) so if anybody has Q's on first impressions now's the time.
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 01:31 PM
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We had really good luck with the 70mm Turnigy's with the braking system on this plane! Can't speak to their durability over time though... The fact that it's impossible to get replacement parts for the 3000 is a real shame!
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Old Aug 12, 2015, 11:46 AM
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We had really good luck with the 70mm Turnigy's with the braking system on this plane! Can't speak to their durability over time though... The fact that it's impossible to get replacement parts for the 3000 is a real shame!
Yes I'm not surprised... just having them in hand & using the mech to apply the brake I'm quite impressed. It seems well engineered and for the price - bargain. I think a paltry 9g servo for each wheel will do fine.

What surfaces have you been landing on and have you broken something on your 3000?
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Old Aug 28, 2015, 09:29 PM
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Slow progress

Sharing a few photos.
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Old Aug 29, 2015, 04:40 PM
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Hey there bleak! Just letting you know I have some 3d printable NACA ducts posted on thingiverse! Just search na a duct, I'm sure is the only one! Just thought I'd throw it out there after seeing your build!
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Old Aug 29, 2015, 08:33 PM
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Thanks! I saw the mobius gimbal dome you designed and that almost pushed me over the edge to buy a 3D printer a few weeks ago. I haven't decided on one yet though. Those NACA ducts look nice too.

The NACA ducts I'm using are the ones from HobbyKing (PRODUCT ID: 9171000511-0) that someone else mentioned earlier.
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Old Aug 30, 2015, 11:42 AM
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Sharing a few photos.
DUDE!! What’s that car doing in the hanger? Scheese...

OBTW nice build. Where did you get the 4 blade spinner?
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Old Aug 31, 2015, 12:03 AM
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The spinner is from HobbyKing. There's certainly no room for a car on my side of the hangar.
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Old Aug 31, 2015, 02:32 PM
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What sort of flight time records have been set with this model? I checked HK and it is presently only in stock in the UK warehouse.
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