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  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Moebius Bat Pod
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, January 05, 2019 2:10 AM

I'm building one of these kits, as I received it as a Christmas present.

The build was going well until I came to putting the wheels and tyres together.

I find the tyres not to be rubber but very hard plastic, and getting the wheels into and through the tyres very difficult!

I have had to heat the tyres in a hot water bath and got one (tyre/wheel) sort of on but not fitting well. The second has become virtually impossible, having to use a craft knife, being the sharpest thing a have to get between the wheel rim and the opening of the tyre, so damaging the edge of the tyre!

I have emailed Moebius a few days ago but they have not yet replied.

I looked on YouTube for a video of the build, but it is one that is speeded up, but shows both wheels and tyres very easy to put together and the tyres looking to be very soft rubber but mine being rock hard!

I am therefore interested to know of any builder out there and their possible problems with this build.

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, January 05, 2019 3:26 PM

Sorted I had to be very careful as the only way I could get the wheels in the tyres was...

1 sand off the raised areas on the outside of the wheel as there was no room for them.

2 rest the shaved part of the outer edge of the wheel inside the tyre, into a plastic container and pour over boiling water and the wheel would drop into the tyre.

Sorted.

Still no answer from Moebius on my complaint.

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    February, 2019
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  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:30 PM

Pardon! SPAM!

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:33 PM
I used boiling water in an old ice cream tub. I shaved off the raised are on the outside of the wheel, placed it half into the tyre, the water expanded the tyre and the wheel 'fell into place'.
  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:20 AM
Sounds like sage advice. fortunately, no such issues with the mobius batmobile kit i built.
  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:15 AM

Thanks ausiemuscle308, Well I don't know how I old mine was. If stored in a warm place the tyres may have gone hard due to that!

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