I've got one of these from Hyperdyne also. It didn't work when I recieved it. I sent it back and it was returned good as new in about a week or so. I was very satified with the service I recieved. It's working great now. I got a reply to every email I sent (which was a lot). I'm also having hyperdine do some sound effects and possably a smoking jet pack in the works as well. I definatly recommend this site.
The only hard part was figuing out wich adapter to use with the aluminum stalk. I ended up cutting small "grooves" at the base of the stalk with a dremel cutting wheel so the adapter would "plug" in, and then apoxy it in place. I've test fit it, but it's not installed in the helmet because the helmet still needs painted. It was all wired up when I got it. I went with the RF controller and it's sweet.
The only thing I would do is ask for the red LED's. The ones the came with it are clear, but light up red. I will replace with red that light up red.
I just bought my helmet and it has a motorized rangefinder. The person who built it used a motor from a remote control
PT Cruiser. It is attached to a three way switch (forward/off/backward) and a 9 volt battery. It works very well. Hope this helps someone.
Ive got some RC servos and other bits from maplin.co.uk this morning but i want to add a RC button of some sort so when its pressed it will activate the rangefinder to move down and up when am finished with it
As im pants when it comes too electrical stuff can anyone recomend a parts(s) that i need
i think mine ran around 200, it was a little bit more since i got the voice activated add on to it. I think its just over a hundred or so, but youll have to email Jim from hyperdyne for a correct quote. My servo burnt out too, but it was the wrong one. I got a new one now, putting that one in tomorrow. Its the best way i think of doing it. I ran two momentary switches down to my gauntlet. You can setup up for one touch and the finder goes down, or you can press and hold it down till it goes down, same way for going up.
Does anyone have pics of how this all looks installed? I am pretty clueless on this type of stuff and pics always help. I am also wondering, how is it exactly that the rangfinder moves- I mean, what is it connected to that moves it? Is there something that you install in the stalk itself, like an arm that moves it at it's base??
The servo motor screws in on the inside of the helmet and the gear goes through a hole where the pivot point it. Then you have an adaptor that you have to fit in the stalk. Then that fits onto the servo gear and screws in. I will try to post pics of my set up soon.
As for the remote comtrol,the one I got is a key chain type like for locking and unlocking your car. It has a rope band on it and I put that around my wrist, put the control part in my palm, then put my glove on. Then all I have to do is push a button and the RF goes down, push it again and it goes up. You can do it without anyone knowing,plus you don't have to modify anything to hide it.