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I have 1/8th in . aluminum sheet for my seatplates and tailwheel plates, so now I'm wondering where I would get the wheel at. Let my get the dumb question out of the way first. Can you use a rollerblade wheel or something like that? If not can you direct me to one. I'll look around but input would be appreciated...
06-17-2005, 09:10 AM
I've been told that two roller blade wheels work. Saw this on GyroMikes machine
06-17-2005, 10:02 AM
I used a little bigger wheel found on the little scooters (those skateboard things with the handles). They are usually in the same parts section as the rollerblade wheels. They have a 5/16 inside diameter in the bearings. I have a couple of small spacers on either side. Works great.
06-17-2005, 10:18 AM
One roller blade wheel works fine.
06-17-2005, 10:47 AM
I use a pair of 78mm rollerblade wheel stacked side-by-side.
They're ~3" in diameter, and are holding up well.
The scooter wheels are 100mm (~4").
Hmmm, thanks for the info guys. I'm going to the mall tonight, I'll look for the wheels....
06-17-2005, 11:24 AM
I used a single roller blade wheel... works great. Very little wear after a couple of years.
The coolest thing is that I was able to find it online *cheap* with a yellow hub and red tread to match the paint scheme on my Bee! Roller blade wheels can be found in a myriad of sizes, colors, and hole ID's to whatever needs you have. Just poke around on the web and you'll be amazed what's out there.
06-17-2005, 07:54 PM
I used one regular size rollerblade wheel. I just asked my students at school if anybody had some they were not going to use. Bingo! Got to have a couple of perks at my salary.
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