Throw-away slick wheel for RC car (Traxxas E-Revo 1:16 but adaptable)

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Throw-away slick wheel for RC car (Traxxas E-Revo 1:16 but adaptable) by garlopf Jul 24, 2017
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Traxxas E-Revo 1:16 slicks

EDIT: I made a blog post about this. you can find it here: http://blog.octomy.org/2017/07/creality-cr10-cura-settings.html

Original design: Lennart Rolland.
For project: OctoMY™ (http://octomy.org).
Description: This is the first of a series of experimental designs for 3D printed wheels for Traxxas E-Revo 1:16 RC car. It is designed to be easily adaptible to other RC cars.
Please note: This is a prototype design that has already been superseeded by better ideas.


  • It fit the wheel mount of the car on first try!
  • The low mass made it really accellerate fast.
  • The slick design was fun to drive.
  • The spokes worked really well.


  • The outer wall thickness ("tire surface") was too thin and running over gravel poked holes in it on the first run.
  • The hex part of the mounting hole was to shallow. Will add more depth in the next iteration
  • The thickness of the wall in the hex part of the mounting hole felt too thin, and will be increased by 2mm in the next iteration

Overal: Albeit the obvious room for improvement I am still quite happy with the result!

Standard disclaimer: This work is provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. The original author assumes no responsibility for any adverse effects that may arrise from this work.

Copyright / license: I hereby place this work into the public domain, though if you want to show appreciation and you have robot parts to spare, please consider donating them to the OctoMY™ project http://www.octomy.org/contribute/donation ).

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Creality CR10








Please see cura settings in attached file

How I Designed This

I used OpenSCAD

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make it 100% infill and have no issues

From 10-100???

100% infill will make print time go sky high and the resulting tires will be really heavy and so behave differently. But they will probably last you a lifetime :P But I honestly don't think it would be worth the trouble. I would increase wall thickness to a few mm and maybe set infill to 20% at most. Or go for tires with built in structure so they remain light yet strong, like these other ones I made: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2469196

Voronoi microstructure RC wheel (Traxxas E-Revo 1:16 but adaptable)
by garlopf

True dat. BUT I am doing something entirely different. I found that I can make voronoi in OpenSCAD so now I am making a kind of organic structure inside the tires to make them super strong yet super light still. Will post as soon as I have something worth the time.