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  1. LostSonOfSparda's Avatar
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    May 20, 2008, 4:50 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #26

    Really impressive. I may do this later on down the line when I have more free time.
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    May 20, 2008, 7:58 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #27

    Thanks for the tutorial.
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    May 20, 2008, 8:46 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #28

    Thanks for the comments guys! Just glad to be able to contribute to TDH for a change.
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    May 20, 2008, 11:12 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #29

    Thx Bro
  5. May 21, 2008, 9:48 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #30

    most excellent work
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    May 21, 2008, 1:37 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #31

    This is one of the most well-planned and documented tutorials I've ever seen on TDH! Whatever you do, don't delete the pics attached to this thread...EVER!



    One question...is there any way to reduce the 'kick-back' from the stalk hitting the bottom and top edges of the earpiece seat? I assume it's because the working range of motion for the servo/controller is over 90 degrees.
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    May 21, 2008, 2:00 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #32

    Quote batninja said: View Post
    This is one of the most well-planned and documented tutorials I've ever seen on TDH! Whatever you do, don't delete the pics attached to this thread...EVER!



    One question...is there any way to reduce the 'kick-back' from the stalk hitting the bottom and top edges of the earpiece seat? I assume it's because the working range of motion for the servo/controller is over 90 degrees.
    Thanks for the comments guys and Batninja! As for the kickback, the working range is actually 180 degrees without the controller board, but if you notice on the video clip, it only did it with the first two cycles but after that it was smoother. That's because I found a stopping point for me to release the switch before it hit the ear guards. I guess it'll take some practice and coordination with the switches to run it smoothly. Maybe I'll look into adding a resistor to the servo to slow it down a bit or something like that. One bit of important advice, make sure your RF topper is very secure and the same goes for the LED unit and lens assembly coz if it does kickback, it might loosen them off.
    Last edited by TD2253; May 21, 2008 at 2:06 PM.
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    May 21, 2008, 2:14 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #33

    dont suppose there is a way to do this with a three way toggle instead of push buttons? I used my push buttons for LEDs in the laser cannons on the gaunt LOL darnit!
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    May 21, 2008, 2:14 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #34

    Awesome project!!! thanks for the hints. I got the rubbies Jango Fett Helmet, do you think I can do this conversion in this especific kind of bucket???

    Thanks agian
    Last edited by Chango Fett; May 21, 2008 at 4:52 PM.
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    May 21, 2008, 2:15 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #35

    All I can say to this is WOW!

    You have done an excellent job with this tutorial. Probably one of the best I've ever seen. If it's ok with you, I'm gonna link this in the Mandalorian Mercs Tutorial Library so that others can find this and use it.

    Outstanding! Can't want to go get a zipzap! =D
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    May 21, 2008, 2:40 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #36

    Quote Wolfie said: View Post
    dont suppose there is a way to do this with a three way toggle instead of push buttons? I used my push buttons for LEDs in the laser cannons on the gaunt LOL darnit!
    Hi Crystal,

    Initially, I tried using a three way toggle w/ center off but the way the transmitter board is set up it kept the motor running. Maybe you can put two more SPST switches on the bottom of your flamethrower assembly for the RF switches.

    Quote Chango Fett said: View Post
    Awesome project!!! thanks for the hints. I got the rubbies Jango Fett Helmet, do you think I can this conversion in this especific kind of bucket???

    Thanks agian
    I'm not sure how a Rubies helmet is configured, but I think it's doable.

    Quote NovallTalon said: View Post
    All I can say to this is WOW!

    You have done an excellent job with this tutorial. Probably one of the best I've ever seen. If it's ok with you, I'm gonna link this in the Mandalorian Mercs Tutorial Library so that others can find this and use it.

    Outstanding! Can't want to go get a zipzap! =D
    Thanks for the compliment! By all means...link it to the Mandalorian Mercs Tutorial Library.
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    May 21, 2008, 4:58 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #37

    BTW, where did you hide the battery packs?
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    May 21, 2008, 5:08 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #38

    Outstanding tutorial! I have a small non zip zaps RC, that I was going to try and use and maybe make a tutorial, but don't think I would be able to top this one. Great job bro
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    May 22, 2008, 4:57 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #39

    Quote Chango Fett said: View Post
    BTW, where did you hide the battery packs?
    I'm planning on attaching the battery pack and the receiver board next to the servo itself. I am waiting for a shipment of a plastic box enclosure with less than an inch side profile but big enough to house the receiver board for protection.

    Quote mrgr8ness said: View Post
    Outstanding tutorial! I have a small non zip zaps RC, that I was going to try and use and maybe make a tutorial, but don't think I would be able to top this one. Great job bro
    Thanks for the compliment mrgr8ness!
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    May 22, 2008, 7:22 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #40

    Have you thought about maybe using some resistors and plugging the receiver board into a 9v? Would last much much longer then 4 volts, and take up less space.

    You should be able to get by with 1 10k ohm resister.
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    May 22, 2008, 7:52 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #41

    Quote NovallTalon said: View Post
    Have you thought about maybe using some resistors and plugging the receiver board into a 9v? Would last much much longer then 4 volts, and take up less space.

    You should be able to get by with 1 10k ohm resister.
    The receiver board can only take 4.8 volts and even with a 10k resistor on a 9 volt system, I'm afraid that there will still be enough voltage to fry the board. But then again, using a resistor might deplete the power much faster than it would normally without it. I have to look into this some more.
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    May 23, 2008, 9:40 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #42

    I do that on the indicator readout for my helmet vent system. 2 10k ohm resisters in series on some LED's in parallel to my ventilation system power hook-up (2, 9v batteries) keep the 1.5v LED lit well till the power starts to drop low enough to kill a fan.

    I'd say try it, longer lasting and less space. If you have a spare board...worth a shot.
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    May 23, 2008, 10:17 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #43

    Thanks for the tutorial! This is awesome!
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    Jun 3, 2008, 6:46 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #44

    Thanks Marrow Sun! Giving the thread a bump so I don't lose it.
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    Jun 3, 2008, 7:27 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #45

    Great work Gene, just what we needed. a clear percise, step by step tutorial.:
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    Jun 3, 2008, 7:37 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #46

    Thanks Ben!
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    Jul 2, 2008, 12:44 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #47

    Thanks for the tutorial! I just found it and this is awesome!
    Nice work!
    Darren
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    Jul 15, 2008, 5:21 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #48

    That is so cool! Thanks for sharing TD2253!

    G-Fett
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    Jul 17, 2008, 9:42 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #49

    just to revisit the idea of a 9V lasting longer than 4.8 (4 rechargeable AAs)... the 9 volt gives off more juice at once, not longer life... 4AAs have more storage capacity than a 9v, just cant push out as much juice at once. and wasting that much energy on a resistor will do nothing but build up heat in an already hot helmet.
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    Jul 17, 2008, 12:11 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #50

    Quote Sohryu76 said: View Post
    just to revisit the idea of a 9V lasting longer than 4.8 (4 rechargeable AAs)... the 9 volt gives off more juice at once, not longer life... 4AAs have more storage capacity than a 9v, just cant push out as much juice at once. and wasting that much energy on a resistor will do nothing but build up heat in an already hot helmet.
    I agree, I went over this idea in my head many times too and the extra power will indeed build up heat. Thanks for the comments and feedbacks guys!

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