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1/4 scale FW190 wheel and tire

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3D model description

I made this wheel for a 1/4 scale SiSt FW190 that a friend of mine is building. It can be scaled down for other sizes, off course. At this size the tire is designed to be a plug for making a silicone mould for casting rubber tires. Smaller versions can be printed from TPE and them carefully bonded together with a soldering iron along the seam.

Twelve M3x35 mm screws are needed to assemble each wheel. The center hole is 10 mm, and needs a 10x8 mm brass tube to work as a bearing surface.

If the wheel is scaled down to for example 1/5 scale, the bolts need to be M2.5x28 mm screws, and the center hole will be 8 mm.

For personal use only, not for resale or redistribution.

3D printing settings


Back: 0.2 mm layers, four outlines and 30% for a strong wheel. Support around the edge.
Front: 0.2 layers up to 13.6 mm height and then switch to 0.08 mm layers to achieve a good finish of the dished surface. Three outlines and 30% for strength. Support around the edge. If you are unable to change layer height then print the whole thing in 0.08 mm.
Making a good quality tire finish needs about 0.08 mm resolution.

The pictured wheel was printed on a Wanhao Duplicator i3 V1.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • Back04.stl
    • Front04.stl
    • Mould01.STL
    • Mould02.STL
    • Tire04.stl
    • Tire05.stl

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  • Last update: 2021/04/11 at 02:54
  • Publication date: 2016/10/21 at 15:27





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I don't think I can legally sell something using the Continental brand name on it like that.

Hi, PACOMB I will try to get that done this weekend.

Hello, Thanks for posting the FW190 wheels! I am making a 4,5 size model. I have a lathe and milling machine, so I can make the central hub in aluminum, but your tyre is very interesting. I was thinking that maybe instead of printing the tyre in PLA, and making a mold in sylicon, to make after a new rubber tyre, why not making directly a PLA plug, in which I can insert rubber compound to make the tyre??? that is one step less. As you have the original file for the tyre, maybe it is easy to place it in a square box, and subtract the tyre, to make the plug. I would be very interested in trying if you would like to make it. Best regards. Paco

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