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01-24-2002, 08:41 PM
Does anybody know where to buy a good wheel for robot?

Thanks :)

Ed Sparks
01-24-2002, 10:15 PM
I just opened our shipment from skyway.......

I ordered some of the 9" pneumatic and some of the 9" bead-lock and my initial opinion is forget the bead-locks and go with the pneumatic tires. They are ohhhhh soooo stickey and reasonably light. The bead-locks with the Dupont whatever-it-is tires are somewhat soft but are heavy and do not adhere to the carpet nearly as well as good ole rubber.

I've just designed an adapter to adapt the 3/4" hub in the pneumatic wheels down to 1/2" and will post it in the "Manufactured Parts" library of the FIRST CAD Library.

My only decision is weither or not I want to stick (no pun intended) to my homebrew (sorry: top secret) wheels at 6" or go with these 9" monsters.



Skyway Wheels (http://www.skywaytuffwheels.com)

01-25-2002, 04:20 PM
If you're not going to build your own, skywheels have some decent stuff. You should look back to this thread for more info:


We had a nice little debate over buying wheels or making wheels or tracks...good stuff.

Jeff Waegelin
01-25-2002, 07:03 PM
We made our own wheels. We used 6" circular solid aluminum (available from SPI) and took out some weight with holes, and added a built-in hub and bearing.