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Old 05-07-2016, 02:22 AM
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The Proctor wheels come with a 3mm hole and I've drilled that out to 4mm. But how much bigger can the hole be made. The hub looks like it's much wider. Has anyone drilled this out to 5mm...or even 6mm?
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Joe (from Proctor) says that the nylon insert can be pushed out and the wheel run on the metal hub with some oil.
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What is the I.D of the hub when the bushing is removed ?
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My digital caliper shows it to be 6.45mm. So let's say a 6mm axle would work. Almost scale on a 1/6 scale WWI aircraft. The nylon inserts seems a very tight fit.
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Joe Proctor says the diameter without the nylon insert is 15/64" or 5.9mm.
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Thank you for the info
Old 05-09-2016, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by abufletcher View Post
Joe Proctor says the diameter without the nylon insert is 15/64" or 5.9mm.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:38 PM
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Oops. I waffled back and forth on that.
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Use #'d drill bits, and drill out the nylon insert to fit your axle, shouldn't be an issue.


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