The feedback so far is great and has me thinking that a geared motor running a fine threaded rod to a captive nut on the tab should eliminate the need for a servo lock. The PWM signal from the gyro is easily converted to a motor drive signal. Next question is what RPM the motor should be. Seems like 100 rpm should be plenty.
CW > On September 22, 2018 at 12:25 PM Mike Stirewalt via KRnet > <firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com > wrote: > > > Craig said, > > "The question is will a small tab on one aileron be enough to control?" > > Since we can steer our planes by leaning our heads from side to side, I > would guess your idea would work fine. Instead of cutting into your > aileron to install a tab, could you connect the gyro you mention to a > servo that will attach to an aileron cable? > > I think adapting RC technology to our planes is theoretically a great and > inexpensive solution. > > TruTrak was going this direction with a three-axis autopilot using tabs > and RC hardware in combination with a TruTrak control head. They were > going to charge $1000 for it as I recall, but they had more important > projects in the fire and let this one go. They did advertise it for a > time, but found that adapting it to all the different types of planes was > going to be a headache so they let that one go. Seemed like an excellent > idea though. Your idea sounds fine. As big as some of the RC models are > these days, surely they have servos that are sufficiently powerful (and > inexpensive) to accomplish what you're thinking about. > > Seems like an excellent idea to research. > > Mike Stirewalt > KSEE > ____________________________________________________________ > Scientists Conclude This Supplement May Be The Best > getbeta3d.com > http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5ba66d2660f7e6d261262st02vuc > _______________________________________________ > Search the KRnet Archives at > https://firstname.lastname@example.org/. > Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. > see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change > options. > To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org > mailto:krnet-le...@list.krnet.org > _______________________________________________ Search the KRnet Archives at https://email@example.com/. Please see LIST RULES and KRnet info at http://www.krnet.org/info.html. see http://list.krnet.org/mailman/listinfo/krnet_list.krnet.org to change options. To UNsubscribe from KRnet, send a message to krnet-le...@list.krnet.org