ok, so i'm still new to the rc scene. but I noticed my rear driveshafts were bent and which is what I thought was causeing the wheels to wobble. I replaced both rear ds's (complete shaft kit) and replaced the anodized blue hubs and and splines. but the wheel still whobbles, badly. so bad the rear suspension shakes hard enough to rattle itself off my work bench .....
so here's the question, is it possible for a plastic wheel to warp? when I lay it on a flat surface it doesn't seem warped, it lays flat on the surface. I know the wheel is out of balance by around 5 grams (gravity tested lol) but that's not causing the wheel wobble. any ideas or has this happened to anyone?
<-----remember, newbie lol, be gentle
Take the rear wheels off and slowly give it just a little bit of throttle. Carefully watch the axle and hub for movement. If it spins true then install the wheel and see if it wobbles. If it does then it is probably a bent rim. To verify just swap a rim you know is running true to the axle in question and see what happens.
I've bent rims before in a hard enough wreck.
It's best to balance the wheels. Also, I've never had an RC car where the drivetrain was completely true. You'll always have some vibration.
Sure, that would work. Most people use small clay weights.so just balance the wheels the same as I would a 1:1 real life car wheel with lead weights? just glue them to the inside of the rim?
Or golf club weights.
The Super Derecho
You can go to a craft store and get modeling clay. It sticks pretty good and shouldn't take much. Use a little at a time and stuff it into the inside of one of the spokes as far towards the outside of the wheel as possible until it's balanced. You want to add the clay opposite to the part of the wheel that naturally rotates and stops at the bottom. I hope I'm explaining this right.
Last edited by ponie1992; 05-17-2013 at 07:50 PM.