|06-06-2003, 05:18 PM||#21|
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I am: Myles Jarvis
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The lathe I built all the stuff you on, was from Busy Bee as well.
Here is a pic of another set of rims I made in a Chrome reverse style!The one on the left is upside down so you can see the backside.
|06-17-2003, 12:01 PM||#22|
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If you are building your own gear, etc, brakes should be easy. I've been thinking that electric brakes should be simpler, lighter, and more controllable than air brakes.
Idea: machine a half-toroid (donut) from steel (half like you cut a bagel in half), to lock onto axle, and fit inside (or beside) wheel hub. Wind wire inside the toroid as an electromagnet. Have a steel plate (a washer?) attached to the wheel hub. When you energize the electromagnet (use a small ESC), it will attract the wheel, and cause friction between the washer and the toroid.
Haven't tried it myself yet, don't have anything big enough to need brakes (yet).
So many ideas, so little time!
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