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Old 13-06-2014, 06:47 AM   #401
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I also have a long-outstanding order for a motorized kit, and would love to hear any tangible status on it.
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Old 15-09-2014, 03:11 PM   #402
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Hi Guys,

I am back and back to work to finish these last outstanding kits, many apologies for the absence difficult health circumstances kept me away. I will be updating again here shortly as I complete models due.

The motorised models were actually trickier than i thought but with the extra time I have redesigned the switch system to make it wireless via a button remote. This means the model can be turned on and off without touching it, this is much better to help avoid accidental damage. Lastly I want to try the hacked servo to provide the motor, they have a better gear box then the cheaper Chinese units I was using. Next post will be tomorrow, see you then.

Bernie.
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Old 15-09-2014, 03:25 PM   #403
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Bernie who?
...must be a new guy!
Glad you're feeling better Mate!
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Old 15-09-2014, 04:14 PM   #404
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Ok, so I'll dive straight into this as there is much to be done, a ton of ideas to discuss and some new things to look at.

First i want to discuss servo hacking. A servo is a small motor and gearbox used by radio control enthusiasts in model cars, planes and other vehicles to control various moving parts like steering or aircraft control surfaces. These are powerful for their size and with a little modification can be put to good use as a neat power plant to drive for example a radar dish, add a resistor and you can set the revoulution speed perfectly. There are also a few mechanical modifications to be made to allow continuous rotation. Let you tube be your friend and you'll find excellent videos on how this is done or follow this link as Forrest Trenaman has a good version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G1nHfvl4aI

This type of servo is also available off the shelf now too in case you don't feel confident enough to open one yourself, one drawback is they cost at least twice the price of standard ones. I have a limited number so if you get stuck drop me a PM.

Currently I am working on making the new version motor mount for the servo and will add pictures soon.
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Old 21-04-2016, 08:48 PM   #405
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Is there any kind of status on the motorized kits? I have a long-outstanding order that I've never heard anything more about.
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