RF Servo w/ RS Zip Zap RC Circuitry

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    RF Servo w/ RS Zip Zap RC Circuitry

    I finally received my Hitec HS-77BB low profile analog servo for my RF. I gutted out the servo's own controller and hooked it up straight to the power supply (4.8 volts) with a 4 AAA battery box with a switch. I documented almost every step so when I get it all finished, I will post a tutorial for it. For now, I have this video clip of the servo in action.

    Last edited by TD2253; May 14, 2008 at 10:15 AM.

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    Re: RF Servo w/ RS Zip Zap RC Circuitry

    once you post that tutorial this will be a thread that should be stickied. i'd love to see how you did it because up to now just thinking about it has confused me.

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    Re: RF Servo w/ RS Zip Zap RC Circuitry

    No worries Saint_Nasty! I was confused too, until I have all the components in my hands and a little bit of technical knowhow with some trial and error, I finally got it to work. I would say I am probably 90 - 95% complete with the wireless RF servo. I am waiting for my extender shaft that will connect the actual RF stalk to the servo. Then there's installing the receiver in my helmet, installing switches for the transmitter and then installing the transmitter unit in my left gaunt.

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    Re: RF Servo w/ RS Zip Zap RC Circuitry

    A highly detailed guide for this written for those of us who know NOTHING about electronics would be extremely helpful. I've tried following some in the past and never had any success.

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    Re: RF Servo w/ RS Zip Zap RC Circuitry

    I plan on making the tutorial as detailed as possible with pics to show each step in the process. I was actually snapping pics every time I had to screw/unscrew harware, cut wires, and spline wires together etc. So hopefully, I can have the tutorial posted in a week or so Bob. I just wanted quality assurance to pass before I post it.
    Last edited by TD2253; May 14, 2008 at 10:25 AM.

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    Re: RF Servo w/ RS Zip Zap RC Circuitry

    very cool.. great job on this so far. can't wait to see the tutorial!!

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    Re: RF Servo w/ RS Zip Zap RC Circuitry

    NICE!!! Yeah, a tutorial would be greatly appreciated!!! How much $ do you figure you have stuck into it at this point???? Great work!!
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    Re: RF Servo w/ RS Zip Zap RC Circuitry

    Thanks for the comments SlaveR5 and Damian! To answer your question Damian, so far I estimated roughly close to $70 dollars altogether. I had to buy another $10 dollar Zip Zap since I fried my first receiver unit by making a mistake of hooking up a 9 volt battery to a board that can only take 4.8 volts max, duh! So, after that, I bought another zip zap yesterday and hooked it all up and shot the video.

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