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Weeds

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Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« on: September 27, 2008, 08:52:34 pm »

Here is mine:

Materials: mini servo, mini drill bit, pliers.
Directions: take apart servo, pull shaft out of servo motor, replace it with a drill bit.
Result: rc servo drill that drills through hard plastic  {-)




VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/modernmariorc
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Wiggy

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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008, 09:16:53 pm »

Hi Weeds,
If you use a servo tester then you don't need to use your tranny and receiver every time, O0.

Cheers,

Paul.
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Weeds

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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008, 09:24:43 pm »

Hi Weeds,
Couldn't see them first time and then they came up.  O0

Cheers,

Paul.

Cheers! but here's how to power your boat with a worn out servo :D http://www.mhsd.org/MODEL/howto/servo.htm  :D
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Wiggy

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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 09:29:55 pm »

Weeds,
I have two models powered by servo gear but strip them out of the case and then just use the motor without the gearbox to get more revs as the circuit board is a mini speed controller.

Cheers,

Paul.

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Weeds

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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008, 06:39:19 am »

which models?
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008, 07:12:05 am »

Used the servo to run the radar rotation

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5063488244993245944&ei=Bx_fSMXMNJHqqAOqrNCXCw&q=sdm+tug

And a pair to run a 1/72nd scale tank...
it needed more range,...So changed out
the cheap receiver board, and added a
2ch receiver and servo boards to control the motors.

Some day we'll get a better video... ::)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8937278474675407545&q=source:013129327486232644002&hl=en

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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008, 10:26:57 am »

Have a look at the main Mayhem page and navigate to "Your Models".  There's a couple of mine in there somewhere, one stripped down to show the works.
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Weeds

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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2008, 11:17:02 am »

Used the servo to run the radar rotation

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5063488244993245944&ei=Bx_fSMXMNJHqqAOqrNCXCw&q=sdm+tug

And a pair to run a 1/72nd scale tank...
it needed more range,...So changed out
the cheap receiver board, and added a
2ch receiver and servo boards to control the motors.

Some day we'll get a better video... ::)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8937278474675407545&q=source:013129327486232644002&hl=en



So two servo can power a 1/16th scale tank. Sweet. I am sure I'll put that information to use with one of the broken heng long tanks on ebay.
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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2008, 12:24:24 pm »

Nice idea, Umi

Don't forget that bigger servos (hacked) can power bigger things - my Thames Barge has a 1/4 scale servo as motor and s/c

Cultivate friends with big i/c cars - their servos die from corrosion of the final drive bearing and then they throw them your way.

andrew
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Wiggy

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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2008, 06:15:38 pm »

Hi Weeds and all,
I started with the Revell 'Arkona' powered by Tomohawk mini motors etc. before Grant went to America so then had to find a new way of doing things small enough and started pulling servo's apart to use. I realised that even 'mini' servo's are just the same principle so now use them. I made the Revell 'Lucky, American Harbour Tug' when I was young ::) (1/101 scale) and then it was discontinued until about three years ago. The latest boat is the Glencoe U.S. Coastguard Lifeboat that I acquired off a friend and thats 1/72nd. scale. All sail well on open water within reason of wave size and look decent when running.

Cheers,

Paul.
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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2009, 07:07:23 pm »

Hi Paul,

I have a friend also converting the Revell Arkona, do you have any more details, advice and internal pictures please?

 Martin
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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2009, 11:47:39 pm »

Hello Martin,

And everyone else who may read this thread.......Wiggy aka Paul Wigglesworth sadly past away in January of this year after a long battle with the dreaded big C.

He was a very good friend and fellow member of our fledgling new club the W.H.M.S in Hull , as well as an avid Tug towing member of Balne Moor model boat club.

Paul loved model boating, and life in general and to my knowledge was one of the founding members of the M.P.B.A run mini ships competitions at various events, he also ran their web site as web master.

He is sorely missed by all who knew him, as even though his illness made life extremely difficult and uncomfortable he would allways have a smile on his face and join in any banter at the pond side R.I.P Paul


Thanks for taking the time to read this

Ian
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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2009, 11:31:45 am »

A sad loss to all of us.
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2009, 01:32:37 pm »

Thanks Ian.
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Weeds

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Re: Servo Hacks: Which have you done?
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2010, 07:05:42 am »

Hello Martin,

And everyone else who may read this thread.......Wiggy aka Paul Wigglesworth sadly past away in January of this year after a long battle with the dreaded big C.

He was a very good friend and fellow member of our fledgling new club the W.H.M.S in Hull , as well as an avid Tug towing member of Balne Moor model boat club.

Paul loved model boating, and life in general and to my knowledge was one of the founding members of the M.P.B.A run mini ships competitions at various events, he also ran their web site as web master.

He is sorely missed by all who knew him, as even though his illness made life extremely difficult and uncomfortable he would allways have a smile on his face and join in any banter at the pond side R.I.P Paul


Thanks for taking the time to read this

Ian

Hi Ian,

I am terrible at these things and often sound wrong. I'll say a prayer for Wiggy aka Paul Wigglesworth. He sounded like a good person.

When my time comes, I'm going to go in peace with my model boats around me or at least with me in my dreams.

Weeds
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