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Old Feb 03, 2004, 03:01 AM
burntkat IS AT comcast.net
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Whatever happened to solid rubber tires

About 3 years ago when I got ot of active RC, therer was a company starting
up making solid tires - I believe they were high-durometer PolyUrethane like
in rollerblade wheels.

Anyone know if they are still around?


Old Feb 03, 2004, 03:01 AM
!bungle
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Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires



burntkat IS AT comcast.net wrote:
> About 3 years ago when I got ot of active RC, therer was a company
> starting up making solid tires - I believe they were high-durometer
> PolyUrethane like in rollerblade wheels.
>
> Anyone know if they are still around?


They are still around, but no more solid urethane tires... here's a link, BK
(nice to hear from ya, man!):

http://www.rdlogics.com/index.htm

They said they had some kind of problems with the supplier or manufacturer
or sumpin'.

They used to have an explanation at their site, but I guess it's gone now.


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Old Feb 03, 2004, 03:01 AM
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Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires

Odd... millions of rollerblade wheels are turned out every year. I can't
imagine there being an issue with RC wheels.

Sounds to me like someone got bought off.


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>
>
> burntkat IS AT comcast.net wrote:
> > About 3 years ago when I got ot of active RC, therer was a company
> > starting up making solid tires - I believe they were high-durometer
> > PolyUrethane like in rollerblade wheels.
> >
> > Anyone know if they are still around?

>
> They are still around, but no more solid urethane tires... here's a link,

BK
> (nice to hear from ya, man!):
>
> http://www.rdlogics.com/index.htm
>
> They said they had some kind of problems with the supplier or manufacturer
> or sumpin'.
>
> They used to have an explanation at their site, but I guess it's gone now.
>
>
> --
> Dirk
> (aka "!bungle")
> '96 LS650
> (aka "Rhino")
>
>
>
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>
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Old Feb 03, 2004, 06:03 PM
Divrdan007
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Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires

>Subject: Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires
>From: "burntkat IS AT comcast.net"


>Odd... millions of rollerblade wheels are turned out every year. I can't
>imagine there being an issue with RC wheels.
>
>Sounds to me like someone got bought off.


Maybe so, but......
I think you're ON to something.
Back when I was REALLY a kid, and we used to race slot-cars, the best tires
were what we called "silicones".
I'm not sure if they were made of Silicone or some type of polyurethane, but
they held the track like nobody's business.
On clean pavement, I can take fast turns with my rollerblades, and anyone
watching is amazed the wheels will hold their line, without sliding out from
under me.
I have been wishing that someone would make silicone or polyurethane tires for
the Mini-Z. They would surely grip better than the tires that are out there
now.
I would imagine that tires like this would really work well for 1/10th scale
on-road cars that run on any kind of pavement.
Problem is... even the slighest amount of dust or sand will make them
slip-n-slide all over.
Nice clean surface??
They would hook up like *stink-on-a-monkey*.
Old Feb 03, 2004, 06:03 PM
SamB
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Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires

Go back about 40 years for Silastic slot car tires. Maybe the same as your
silicon. Same consistency as cured rtv. Also stuck like crazy.
SamB
"Divrdan007" <divrdan007@aol.com> wrote in message
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> >Subject: Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires
> >From: "burntkat IS AT comcast.net"

>
> >Odd... millions of rollerblade wheels are turned out every year. I can't
> >imagine there being an issue with RC wheels.
> >
> >Sounds to me like someone got bought off.

>
> Maybe so, but......
> I think you're ON to something.
> Back when I was REALLY a kid, and we used to race slot-cars, the best

tires
> were what we called "silicones".
> I'm not sure if they were made of Silicone or some type of polyurethane,

but
> they held the track like nobody's business.
> On clean pavement, I can take fast turns with my rollerblades, and anyone
> watching is amazed the wheels will hold their line, without sliding out

from
> under me.
> I have been wishing that someone would make silicone or polyurethane tires

for
> the Mini-Z. They would surely grip better than the tires that are out

there
> now.
> I would imagine that tires like this would really work well for 1/10th

scale
> on-road cars that run on any kind of pavement.
> Problem is... even the slighest amount of dust or sand will make them
> slip-n-slide all over.
> Nice clean surface??
> They would hook up like *stink-on-a-monkey*.



Old Feb 03, 2004, 06:03 PM
Divrdan007
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Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires

>Subject: Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires
>From: "SamB" sbeavin@verizon.ne


>Go back about 40 years for Silastic slot car tires. Maybe the same as your
>silicon. Same consistency as cured rtv. Also stuck like crazy.


Yep... same things. Some folks called 'em "silastics".
Why don't they make RC tires like that?
I bet they would work great.
Old Feb 04, 2004, 03:03 AM
SamB
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Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires

As dense as that stuff is, it may be to heavy to use when scaled up. As I
recall, they would chunk rather badly as well.
SamB
"Divrdan007" <divrdan007@aol.com> wrote in message
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> >Subject: Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires
> >From: "SamB" sbeavin@verizon.ne

>
> >Go back about 40 years for Silastic slot car tires. Maybe the same as

your
> >silicon. Same consistency as cured rtv. Also stuck like crazy.

>
> Yep... same things. Some folks called 'em "silastics".
> Why don't they make RC tires like that?
> I bet they would work great.



Old Feb 04, 2004, 03:03 AM
Divrdan007
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Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires

>Subject: Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires
>From: "SamB" sbeavin@verizon.net


>As dense as that stuff is, it may be to heavy to use when scaled up. As I
>recall, they would chunk rather badly as well.


The weight may be an issue, you're right.
As to the chunking, we used to round the outside edges a little... helped a
lot.
Man, you are conjuring up a lot of memories of those slot car days.
Wicked fast cars, with an unlimited amount of race-time. No nitro fuel to run
out, no batteries to charge, just all out racing for hours on end.
We had a local track with 8 lanes, and a 125 ft. straight, finishing off with a
near 90 degree banked hairpin at the end... where you could just FLY-around.
Back then the "sanctioned" races were governed with a loose set of rules...
that were even more *loosly* enforced.
It was "Dog-Eat-Dog" man.
At 14 yrs old, somehow I was able to keep up with the big boys with the deep
pockets.
RC racing is fun, but that was fun too.

Old Feb 04, 2004, 06:01 PM
SamB
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Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires

Sounds like we ran the same track in the mid 60's. You weren't in
Indianapolis were you? Place I raced also had a 1/24 scale drag strip.
Spent lots of time there.
SamB

"Divrdan007" <divrdan007@aol.com> wrote in message
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> >Subject: Re: Whatever happened to solid rubber tires
> >From: "SamB" sbeavin@verizon.net

>
> >As dense as that stuff is, it may be to heavy to use when scaled up. As

I
> >recall, they would chunk rather badly as well.

>
> The weight may be an issue, you're right.
> As to the chunking, we used to round the outside edges a little... helped

a
> lot.
> Man, you are conjuring up a lot of memories of those slot car days.
> Wicked fast cars, with an unlimited amount of race-time. No nitro fuel to

run
> out, no batteries to charge, just all out racing for hours on end.
> We had a local track with 8 lanes, and a 125 ft. straight, finishing off

with a
> near 90 degree banked hairpin at the end... where you could just

FLY-around.
> Back then the "sanctioned" races were governed with a loose set of

rules...
> that were even more *loosly* enforced.
> It was "Dog-Eat-Dog" man.
> At 14 yrs old, somehow I was able to keep up with the big boys with the

deep
> pockets.
> RC racing is fun, but that was fun too.
>



 


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