In addition to the fantastic scale spinners we offer, we’re proud to also offer a selection of lightweight 3D-printed scale wheels for Derek Micko’s Fun Scale Models P-40 and P-63! These two models have the same size wheels. We have THREE different scale black rubber tires and scale wheel hubs you can choose to customize your model! Please see the pictures and drawings below.
– TIRES – select from: Grooved-tread, Diamond-tread, Smooth (no tread) P-40’s had all three kinds of tires depending on the model – P-63’s had diamond-tread tires and a smooth nose-wheel.
– WHEEL HUBS – “Mag” style, Spoked, & Flat (P63 nose wheel only has the flat hub). Mix and match – some airplanes had flat hubs on the inside and spokes on the outside, depending on the version. You can choose which type you want!
SCALE TIRES: black flexible TPU with optional tread detail. Main wheel is 1.75″ diameter, 1/2″ wide. One complete main wheel & hub set weighs about 10gm (varies depending on your choice of hubs). The P-63 nose wheel is 1.25″ in diameter and about 1/4″ wide and one complete nose wheel & hub weighs 3.5gm.
WHEEL HUBS: white PETG. Main wheel hub is 1.15″ in diameter and the P-63 nose wheel hub is 0.8″. Two hub halves make one wheel hub set – glue each hub part onto the tire and carefully enlarge the holes for your axle if needed. The hubs are not supplied painted.
In addition to the scale tires and wheels pictured here, Rabid Models also offers a custom-designed 3D-printed 3-blade SPINNER for the Fun Scale Models P-40 (click here) and a 4-blade spinner for the P-63 (click here) as well as a brushless motor and propeller package. (Unfortunately we don’t have the propeller for the P-63)
3D-printed parts are unpainted but require very little preparation – they can be painted with any plastic-compatible paint. Painting is recommended because all plastics will deteriorate over time if exposed to sunlight. The wheel hubs can be glued onto the tire with CA or Foam-Tac cement. The two hub halves have starter holes for the axle – carefully drill out the holes to match the axle wire size you are using.