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#1 Aeroteto

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

In your opinion wich is the best material/technique to make pulley belts?
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

I like layers of cut making tape

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:01 PM

Thank you Dave, I´ll give it a try.
What do you think using vinyl tape?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

I heard some guys use out I haven't tried it yet

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

just end it under the lowest pulley & use a dab of superglue.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:49 AM

Thank you guys!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

I use masking tape. Sticky side to sticky side, slit it with an Xacto knife and color with a black maker. I make the pulleys from various sizes of Evergreen rod/tubing.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

How about using elastic bands?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

Older v-groove belts which are triangular in cross-section are difficult to replicate in scale, but newer serpentine style belts which are closer to "flat" are easier. Here's a good tutorial: http://www.italianho...belt/dbelts.htm

For v-groove belts, I've found cassette tape players, especially the dual cassette units, have small rubber belts which drive the tape mechanisms and the pulleys. The few I have seen are too big for bi-scale, but I think the belts could be made to work with a pulley into which a v-notch has been filed.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

WOW !
Thanks a lot!! Now I´m more confident to try this technique.