Corsair replacement wheels. Available now.

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Corsair replacement wheels. Available now.

Post by Jay » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:09 pm

Currently working on these replacement wheels for the 21st Corsair.
They are more correct in their thickness (as accurate as the original drawings I measured off). These will screw straight into the current struts using the existing screws.
I originally did these, as my current Corsair's landing gear struts broke. So in the following weeks i'll also do a more accurate set of legs (However, these may need some work to install).
Currently these are $18.85 for the pair at Shapeways, but i'll do some final tweaking and order a set myself before making them available.
Any comments/input is welcome.

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Re: Corsair replacement wheels coming soon.

Post by rudedog » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:39 pm

looks good i would be interrested in some

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Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:09 pm

As would I!
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Post by Ara » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:09 am

These look great, I'm tempted to use them on the P-47 as well.
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Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:40 am

^That's a good idea too!^
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Post by Warbird Kid » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:17 am

Very nice
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Post by Folkwulfe » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:25 pm

I'm in for a set....
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Post by Fast Mover » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:01 pm

Any plans on making a pair for the P-51? I would love to have a set to replace the skinny stock ones.

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Post by rudedog » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:26 pm

jay how are the tires coming i would like to buy some. thx rudedog

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Re: Corsair replacement wheels coming soon.

Post by Jay » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:50 pm

Hey Rudedog, to be honest I haven't done anything since my last post.
The wheel kits are ready to go, but the hold up is my current finances ( :roll: ). I've only just returned to work after 5 weeks holiday which has also been reflected in my bank account. I also just checked and the cost of shipping to NZ is more than the cost of the actual wheel kit!
So I'm afraid it will be another few weeks before i'm able to get a set shipped down here.

Rudedog (and anyone else) I can make them available to you now BUT, it will be under the provision that they are untested and at your own risk!
They should be scale accurate, but the main concerns would be the overall fitment. Some parts may require some minor modelling work to fit (but if anything parts may be to tight). Also, I'm not sure about the wall thicknesses. I made them as thin as possible to have the least amount of material, but still sturdy enough (in my opinion) to be rigid and strong. How this works out, I'm not sure.

As for wheels for the Mustangs, yes it certainly is a possibility. I'm not sure how the Bbi ones are fixed, but the 21st ones have a pin "axle". Hopefully these are easy to pry out. The good thing about the 21st Corsair wheels is that they are screwed on.
The other thing is time, and seeing as though the corsair wheels have had the gestation period of an elephant, I can't tell you when I would do a Mustang set.
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Re: Corsair replacement wheels coming soon.

Post by rudedog » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:42 pm

no hurry here i can wait till you test fit and are sure how they work.

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Post by Jay » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:09 pm

Hey Rudedog. I've just ordered a set and they should arrive in NZ by the 28th of this month.
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Post by rudedog » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:48 pm

cool let me know how they turn out i have 10 corsairs .

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Post by Jay » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:54 am

Currently Friday morning here in NZ.
The Kit should be at home when I get back from work.
I'll post some pics this weekend.
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Re: Corsair replacement wheels coming soon.

Post by Jay » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:11 pm

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Here is the first test set.
Seeing as this is my first print out, there was a couple of points that came up (Grunt probably has come across these already with his incredible prints).
Firstly there was two areas where the fit was two tight. The hole where the stock landing gear legs slots into, and the center cap that covers the screw head.
I thought I had these set when I did the CAD work, but obviously i made the tolerance too tight so will will correct the CAD model.
Lastly, when I first received the parts i was a little disappointed with the lack of detail compared to the CAD model. However, after playing around i noticed that there was just excess powder still in the crevices. I quick once over with a small stiff brush (I used one of those brushes you use to scrub your fingernails, an old toothbrush would also do the trick) and all the excess powder came out revealing the detail!
Next stage is getting these painted.......
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Re: Corsair replacement wheels. Printed parts have arrived.

Post by rudedog » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:19 am

looks way better then the stock wheels please let me know when you are ready to sell some thx rudedog

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Re: Corsair replacement wheels. Printed parts have arrived.

Post by Jay » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:05 pm

Thanks RD. I shot a few coats of primer on last night. Will be doing some Nato Black and Alluminium painting tonight.
In the process, I reamed out the holes for the strut and screw plug. Now I have a better idea of the hole size tolerences.
Will post final pics this weekend, so looks like these will roll out early next week.
Stay tuned.
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Post by rudedog » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:17 am

i,m there

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Post by Jay » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:59 pm

PM Returned to VF-213.
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Post by Jay » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:25 pm

Painted up and ready to roll.
One thing these pictures don't show are the center caps.....which brings up an issue.
For the guys thinking of getting these. Do you want a cap that fits snug (and will probably need pliers to pull back out) or do you want a loose fit (which would probably require a drop of glue to keep secured).
Also, I would recommend going for the "polished" plastic finish at Shapeways. The "layering" of the material is noticeable in the spoke area (the test set being the default and cheaper plastic)....just a suggestion.


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Post by rudedog » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:07 am

tight fittting for me the pictures look realy good would like to buy some whem your ready to sell lmk. rudedog

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Re: Corsair replacement wheels. Feedback wanted on caps.

Post by Jay » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:30 pm

Store is now live.

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/No8

Prices are "wholesale" at the moment but will put a markup on them at a later date.
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Re: Corsair replacement wheels. Feedback wanted on caps.

Post by Black Lion VF-213 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:30 am

On Shapeways, is the $5.21 price for one tire or the pair? Has anyone else made a purchase yet? Just wanting to make sure I complete all hurdles when I'm buying my sets.

Thanks

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Re: Corsair replacement wheels. Feedback wanted on caps.

Post by Jay » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:48 pm

Hey Bryce. I've just updated the kit so all the parts, needed to convert one Corsair, are on one sprue.
If you grab a set, you'll be the first :) .
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