Making Balloon Wheels

My Comper Swift needs wheels.  So, I figured I would just make some nice balloon wheels that matched the photos of the subject being modeled.

Here are the steps I took to make the wheels form some very light 1/16″ sheet balsa.  I think the photos pretty much explain it all.  What they don’t explain (and neither can I) is why I forgot to weigh them before I affixed them to the landing gear!  But they can’t weigh more than 1.5 grams or so.


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