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PostSubject: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:02 am

anyone have any tutorials or pics of how to place a servo for barrel elevation?

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:18 am

It can be tricky but usually you just need to be a bit creative and skillful with a hobby knife or dremel. 

Which tank are you considering?

The simplest way is to gut and cut away most of any stock airsoft parts and glue a servo to the side of the unit wherever it fits best, then use the roof of the turret as the anchor point for the control arm. Adjust as necessary Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:25 pm


Here is a pic of what one guy over on RCU did with his T-34. He also used a servo for the recoil too.


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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:36 pm

Steve just put the servo gear that turns the arm as far back as possible. It will help keep the barrell striaght and keep a nice movement.
I always just cut a slot in the BB mechanism wall ( after gutting it ) and slide a servo into the slot. I prefer to have my servos laying on their side rather than standing up. That way the servo bottom does not go down into the tank when you have the gun elevated. I use all the space in my lowers that I can
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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:24 pm

i am setting it up inside a pershing.  lots of room in the turret.also installed the new upper hull board Ian Graciously gave me, and installing the IR emitter.

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:57 pm

New upper hull board????   scratch 

What's that?

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:44 pm

the upper hull board is the little board with the 8pin header that the 8 pin connector goes to from the main board.that connects headlight LEDs, turret rotation, etc. it's usually screwed into the top part of the hull.

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:04 pm

Okay, now I know what board your talking about.

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:17 pm

OK, I just wondering where I can get this kind of little connecting linkage?

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:45 pm

Any local RC hobby shop should have it.

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:47 pm

In order of where I would go Grand River Hobbies Kitchener, Flight Craft Victoria Street out toward Guelph, Forbes Hobbies Cambridge

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:52 pm

i jut made one out of steel wire that coincidentally fits snugly in the hole in the servo arm.  bent it in 2 places, and the other end fits loosely in a hole in the piece of the airsoft housing i left in place.

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:21 pm

Meh..., if it works, it works! Must be Russian tank...LOVE IT! Very Happy  russian

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:06 pm

screws, nuts and styrene works well in my tiger setup

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PostSubject: Re: Barrel elevation servo placement?   Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:18 pm

woa! what a nice setup! Ros!
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