I don't even bother. I just put four dots around the bead, flip the tire, turn it 45 degrees, put four more dots on that bead, and done. Tire isn't going to come off that rim when driving, but I can still pop it off if I want to replace it.
Had a look at one in a store and, I don't know, I guess its okay for young kids getting into the hobby who want something that won't cost heaps to maintain and will be well supported spare-parts wise. Comes with a lot of stuff too which is good for beginners.
Anyway, I've decided this will be my next car:
As much as I want a touring car by the time I stack up the costs its just too much money and I'd be restricted to track-use only. Been to some race meets now and its quiet addictive.
Bumpdate: I now own a Super Tiger GS45. It needs a new piston and sleeve, as the previous owner decided to try to break it in with a bit of metal floating around inside the engine. It beat the snot out of the piston crown, bottom of the head, and tore a new canyon into both the sleeve and one side of the piston. There is no other damage, and the engine is quite literally brand new besides. I can clean the head up without too much issue, so that doesn't need to be replaced.
I'm quite impressed by the craftsmanship present. It's a work of art. $44 has a new P/S en route, so that's what I'm gonna do.
Well, that, and:
$1.49 - Circlip set, because you never know when the touchy little sods will decide the wrist pin boss is Kennedy Space Center and they're the final Space Shuttle mission.
$1.09 - Carb retainer bolt(The nut stripped on me :\)
$4 - Sullivan 4oz fuel tank
$6.39 - Dave Brown motor mount .45-.49
$8.19 - Master Airscrew 10x5 3-blade prop x2
The tank and motor mount are for building a test stand. I've got some 4x4 structural wood sitting around to make the rest of it with. The props? 1 to put on the NexSTAR, one for test stand/airboat/spare for plane/biaebhoehoth bla-de-bla purposes. Never hurts to have a spare prop.
Now the hard part is finding out what I want to use this marvel on. Since it's brand spanking new I might just break it in on a stand and toss it in the NexSTAR, then use the 46AX to abuse the piss out of.
Since I broke the tail on my HoneyBee helicopter last summer, I never got around to do anything more about it. However, I've now got my transmitter working with the Phoenix Simulator, and hopefully that'll help me in getting more comfortable flying the thing. The plan is then to fix up the copter, and try again when the weather improves