Customs: Mixmasters rear wheels: Improving range of motion.

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by wildfly, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. wildfly

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    Much as i love this toy, something that bugs me about it is the rear wheels.

    You can either have them hanging down behind the forearms, or sticking out like this:


    In fact, IIRC, the designer basically said the rear wheels ended up like this because of cost.

    What's causes the problem?

    Basically, it's the plastic around the pivot.


    There's a solution though.

    Remove plastic till the hinge has a greater range of movement.
    (Mines a little rough since i just went at it with a dremel)


    If done properly, you'll end up with something like this.


    And from the front:


    As you can see, the wheels tuck fairly neatly under the upper arms.

    Comments, Questions, Complaints?

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