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  • raalst
    Junior Member
    • Feb 2003
    • 1228

    linear servo conversion

    A linear motion can be made with a simple servo, like this :

    A lot of projects require linear motion, but not all of them require high-accuracy linear slides and expensive ball screws. When just a little shove for a door or the ability to pop something up ou…


    usable for dive planes, periscopes and maybe for piston tanks ?

    a slightly more elaborate version of the same idea (only using the mortal remains of a servo) :
    The linear actuator is a subproduct of a previous project and we tought it would be useful to other makers. So, the idea is to make something like those Firgelli micro actuators but yourself and with the added bonus that you can integrate the inclosure of the actuator to the body of your robot or project.
    Last edited by raalst; 11-03-2018, 08:49 AM.
  • PaulC
    Administrator
    • Feb 2003
    • 1542

    #2
    Here's the video from the first article. Very cool, Raalst!

    Warm regards,

    Paul Crozier
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    • bob the builder
      Former SC President
      • Feb 2003
      • 1360

      #3
      Or.. take a look at this slick little unit that I polished up from an idea that "Sub" Ed Tordahl came up with:

      This video highlights a linear servo solution put forth by "Sub" Ed Tordahl. This is my take on it. I hope you enjoy!For much more RC sub info, parts, resour...


      DIY, or you can buy the conversion parts from my site at: https://www.rc-submarine.com/product...rvo-conversion
      The Nautilus Drydocks - Exceptional Products for the World of R/C Submarines - www.nautilusdrydocks.com

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      • JWLaRue
        Managing Editor, SubCommittee Report
        • Aug 1994
        • 4281

        #4
        I like using these little bolt-ons to a regular servo. Work very nicely if you are just looking for linear motion and don't need an extra long 'throw'.....



        -Jeff

        p.s. I'll find a photo of it installed.
        Attached Files
        Rohr 1.....Los!

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        • JWLaRue
          Managing Editor, SubCommittee Report
          • Aug 1994
          • 4281

          #5
          Here's an image of the installation instructions which gives a good idea of how it works:



          -Jeff
          Attached Files
          Rohr 1.....Los!

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          • jure george
            Member
            • Jul 2005
            • 355

            #6
            Hey Jeff

            Can you post a link to the source of that linear linkage conversion you have posted above?
            Thanks
            George

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            • thor
              SubCommittee Member
              • Feb 2009
              • 1441

              #7
              Download files and build them with your 3D printer, laser cutter, or CNC.
              Regards,

              Matt

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              • salmon
                Treasurer
                • Jul 2011
                • 2304

                #8
                Matt,
                I think he was looking for Jeff's linear servo.
                Peace,
                Tom
                If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                • jure george
                  Member
                  • Jul 2005
                  • 355

                  #9
                  Yep, I am
                  Thanks Tom for clearing that up.
                  Still it is nice to have access to both though.
                  Thanks
                  George

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                  • JWLaRue
                    Managing Editor, SubCommittee Report
                    • Aug 1994
                    • 4281

                    #10
                    I cannot provide a link as I bought these line drives at my local hobby store several year ago. But here's a photo of the packaging:



                    -Jeff
                    Attached Files
                    Rohr 1.....Los!

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                    • JWLaRue
                      Managing Editor, SubCommittee Report
                      • Aug 1994
                      • 4281

                      #11
                      BTW...anyone remember these line drives?

                      Attached Files
                      Rohr 1.....Los!

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                      • salmon
                        Treasurer
                        • Jul 2011
                        • 2304

                        #12
                        I have one or two in my parts bin.
                        If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                        • ccontrol
                          SubCommittee Member
                          • Mar 2012
                          • 186

                          #13
                          Originally posted by salmon View Post
                          I have one or two in my parts bin.
                          Ditto, maybe I should dig them out and use them. Really sorry the Jomar conversions appear to be unavailable.

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                          • m. munger
                            SubCommittee Member
                            • Feb 2003
                            • 71

                            #14
                            I've got a couple of these laying around:

                            EMS Linear Servo Conversion Kit for Futaba S-148 and S-3151 Servos The Electronic Model Systems Linear Servo Conversion Kit with Ball Bearing for the Futaba S-148 and S-3151 Servos. Awarded U.S. Patent 7,243,562. CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS $12.95 Configuration 1 Add To Cart Futaba S-148 Servo Weight &#8211; 1.6 Oz. / 44.4 gram. Torque &#8211; &#8230; Read More "EMS LINEAR SERVO CONVERSION"


                            A little bulky, but reliable.

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                            • bob the builder
                              Former SC President
                              • Feb 2003
                              • 1360

                              #15
                              Originally posted by m. munger View Post
                              I've got a couple of these laying around:

                              EMS Linear Servo Conversion Kit for Futaba S-148 and S-3151 Servos The Electronic Model Systems Linear Servo Conversion Kit with Ball Bearing for the Futaba S-148 and S-3151 Servos. Awarded U.S. Patent 7,243,562. CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS $12.95 Configuration 1 Add To Cart Futaba S-148 Servo Weight &#8211; 1.6 Oz. / 44.4 gram. Torque &#8211; &#8230; Read More "EMS LINEAR SERVO CONVERSION"


                              A little bulky, but reliable.
                              The only thing I don't like about those is the tension that the plastic arms inside put on the servo. A great unit, but it has its drawbacks...
                              The Nautilus Drydocks - Exceptional Products for the World of R/C Submarines - www.nautilusdrydocks.com

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