Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Joined Nov 2000
Here is how Mod'd some nice A10 Wheels-better than the stock ones!
I really hate the stock plastic rattling hoop wheels that come with the GWS A10. Almost every hobby shop carries the common Du-Bro "Mini-Lite" wheels (each wheel weighs 2.14 gr). These wheels are too wide to fit on the stock A10 landing gear wire so I decided to MAKE it fit. First you need to use a 5/64" drill bit to get the axle hole the right diameter. Then, you need to use an 11/64" drill bit to "Countersink" a hole about halfway thru the hub, be careful not to go all the way thru!
The reason for the counter-sunk larger hole is so that you can slide the #A1 keeper in to connect to the end of the axle. Now just use a channel locks or pliers to press the keeper onto the end of the axle & you are Done! One added benefit of using the countersunk hole is that the keeper disappears into the Hole & also fills it. So far the wheel seems quite secure & rolls real easy & no more rattling or sliding on those plastic hoop jobbers & they seem fairly scale & are Light Weight.
-Hope this Helps- (See Pics below)
P.S. - I used 1-1/2" wheels for the mains & I will probably use 1" or 1-1/4" wheels for the nosewheel (Those sizes are already countersunk)!
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