Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Servo linkage

servo linkage
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker.
After an hour messing around with various options, I've squeezed a micro servo in at the back of the boat. Engineers will of course be horrified that it's been glued in place but in my defence, it's easily accessible and could be removed by sliding a knife blade in the glue.

You'd think in a boat this size would be easy to find the space for the workings, but all the volume is at the front and not easy to get at. I also need to be able to slide a reasonable size battery without clobbering the mechanicals.

The linkage itself is a brass wire hooked over the rudder end and attached with a proper fixing at the other end. With a small Allen key I can adjust this to trim the boat.

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