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Old 09-10-2014, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default DIY RC tire Balancer with spare parts from a slash?

I made this DIY tire balancer with spare sparts from a slash and it seems to work pretty good.

I used golf lead tape as tire weight it work much better than clay.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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Dang I just bought a tire balancer too. Either way I appreciate you taking the time to show us what you came up with.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:58 PM   #3
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This is what i made from a damaged Topcad set up station, a spec r motor fan bracket, some spacer, and of course, a up right.



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Looks like you used quite a bit of glue. The blotchy crust on the rim is excess CA. Usually 4 drops can coat & seal an entire tire to a rim.
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I use one of these. very accurate. been using it for a long time.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...alancer-DUB499
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I use one of these. very accurate. been using it for a long time.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...alancer-DUB499
this type work very well. there is as little friction as it just about possible, so the tire can be balanced quite a bit better than a bearing set up (which has still a lot of friction compared to a single rod rolling on a little ledge)
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:09 PM   #7
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Always thought that balancing tires was a good idea. Especially works great on off road. But I notice when I tried it on TC wheels, it goes off balance when the insert shifts inside. How do you guys get around that?
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not to sure bout that. i run vintage tires (vta class). so im not sure how its going to work with those. im still waiting for my lead to show up. did not do it all summer but going to try this winter on carpet.
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You can glue the inserts into the inside of the wheel with a few drops of glue, or use thin double sided tape.
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