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  1. 4505marcel's Avatar
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    Dec 5, 2008, 9:59 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #76

    If this board goes next to the servo how would you get to the switches to activate it, I was thinking more of the board in the guantlet.

    Do you have any piccies of your set up?
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    Dec 5, 2008, 10:25 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #77

    Just been looking into it the board can be customised to take an external pot/switch, not something they sell but would have to be swapped out. meaning the driver could stay in the helmet and a small switch down on the guantlet, would just need a wire stitched in the suit and power from the helmet fan batteries. Down side is the wire comming out the helmet
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    Dec 5, 2008, 10:46 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #78

    The board is showing the capability for a remote pot, so it will probably handle a remote switch also. Just run the switch to your gaunt and the wire to your helmet.

    I'll have to dig for some nice pics of my current helmet set-up. They are pretty far down the page lists on the Mercs boards from early early in the year.
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    Dec 5, 2008, 11:13 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #79

    The same company that do the board also have the servo that is featured above. They do it in 90 and 180 degree version. So which is needed, 90 sounds right as that is how far i want it to travel, but does that mean the servo is at reat at the 45 degree angle, so if it was fully up it will require a constant draw of current. So would the 180 be better so the middle rest point is fully up and not require a current?
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    Dec 5, 2008, 1:33 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #80

    Yeah that is the down side to having this configuration. Having the wires stick out from the helmet by using the remote potentiometer. But then again, you can always tuck it in under your neck seal, maybe run the wire from the back of the bucket down to the neck seal. I believe that tweaking the board and connecting the zip zap radio transmitter to where the servo connects to the servo driver board might do the trick for a wireless radio controlled version. But you said no radio for you so that's out.

    NovallTalon, I would love to see how you configured your helmet!
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    Dec 5, 2008, 2:24 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #81

    Man, you guys are making me dig LOL! Let me see what I can find, and I'll link pics.
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    Dec 5, 2008, 2:29 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #82



    This is the origional configuration when I actually had a working view screen on the inside, so don't mind the stuff in the middle. The RF controller board and server are on the left side ear area. I try hard to keep everything in one spot so it's easier to work on if it needs repair. This was also pre-padding, so there is some open space in there...but not so much anymore. I did end up taking out the viewscreen because the viewing area was so small that it just felt dangerous...but it was pretty cool to have day/night vision inside the bucket at the time.
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    Dec 5, 2008, 4:18 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #83

    Wow! How hot does it get in there? Awesome helmet setup dude!
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    Dec 5, 2008, 9:07 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #84

    It doesn't. There are fans that draw air in through the hoses that screw into the back, they just aren't installed in this pic.
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    Dec 6, 2008, 10:27 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #85

    Thank you so so so much!
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    Dec 12, 2008, 1:07 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #86

    I'm ordering a Bobamaker helmet. It will arrive to me finished and painted. It has a magnetic ear cap, so there should be no problems with getting to the RF stalk. But as for the hole in the side of the helmet, am I going to have to make that?

    -Tom
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    Dec 12, 2008, 1:20 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #87

    the inside of that helmet is insane
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    Dec 12, 2008, 1:26 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #88

    Quote TJDFett said: View Post
    I'm ordering a Bobamaker helmet. It will arrive to me finished and painted. It has a magnetic ear cap, so there should be no problems with getting to the RF stalk. But as for the hole in the side of the helmet, am I going to have to make that?

    -Tom
    Hi Tom,

    Congrats on your BM helmet purchase...Daz is a very talented artist! For the hole on the right side of the helmet, yes you will have to drill it out yourself as people have different ways of connecting their stalks to their helmets. You'll have to decide how big the hole will be after you choose how you're going to install your stalk. If you decide to follow my tutorial, the picture below is how I connected the stalk to my helmet. I used a shaft extender connected to my servo motor. CLICK HERE for the online store link.

    It will come in a kit like this for $9.99 plus shipping but make sure that you get the right one depending on the make of the servo either Futaba or Hitec.


    This is how it should look mounted on the servo. Depending on the helmet's thickness, you will need to cut the shaft down enough for the stalk to hold on to. (Please see my tutorial on how to do this)
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    Dec 12, 2008, 4:21 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #89

    Oh gee... something else to add to my growing list of future helm mods... I'll have to remember this thread.

    Question though, there are stalks made of various materials that people use for their helms. What stalk of a particular material would you suggest for this project?

    (I'm looking for a stalk/range finder for my helm and keeping future projects in mind)
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    Dec 12, 2008, 4:50 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #90

    Hi LadySythe and welcome to TDH! I suggest getting an aluminum stalk for this project. The particular one I'm using is made by BiggerKidBiggerToys (BKBT) and I think he still makes them, so keep an eye out for them in the Cargo Hold or you can PM BKBT directly.
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    Dec 12, 2008, 5:10 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #91

    Thank you and for the quick reply I'll probably inquire via pm since I'm still in the newbie bracket
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    Dec 16, 2008, 10:47 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #92

    Wow this is a great tutorial. Good work! I'm pondering trying this one out.
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    Dec 17, 2008, 5:15 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #93

    Fantastic tutorial. Thanks a lot.
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    Dec 17, 2008, 7:00 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #94

    Thanks for the compliments! I updated the tutorial with the finished helmet and gauntlet Zip Zap RF assembly.
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    Jan 5, 2009, 6:22 AM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #95

    Ive decided to go the Hyperdyne systems servo controller and radio control attachment version, for my boba helmet. I have just recieved 2 servo extenders throught the post
    Anyone got a picture of the hyperdyne system as there is no pictures of the radio part on there site
    Cheers
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    Jan 5, 2009, 5:11 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #96

    Marcel,

    CLICK HERE to see what the Hyperdyne radio transmitter looks like for their RF servo controller. Hope this helps!
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    Jan 5, 2009, 6:07 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #97

    Just what i was looking for thanks
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    Jan 5, 2009, 6:18 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #98

    NP! Glad I could help!
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    Jan 12, 2009, 6:05 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #99

    I am going to have to get brave and try this when I get every thing together
    Last edited by depbauer; Jan 12, 2009 at 6:17 PM.
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    Jan 13, 2009, 7:05 PM - Re: RS Zip Zap Mini RC RF Servo Tutorial #100

    I have also had the idea to solve this with RC stuff, but didn't seem to get it going...thanks alot for the tutorial. Great help for me

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