Friday, January 04, 2008

Hinged Doors


Here's the doors as they open.
I still have some work on them and someone gave me an idea on how to open/close the doors.
There's a slip cable system they use in model airplanes and I think it will work for this situation.
The cable will attach to 1 of the hinges and I can place the servo at the other end.
The A&A frame is so limited on space in this area that I just don't see away else to get the servo in this area.
The other thing I'm having a problem with is:
The doors when they open are slightly scratching
the paint on the body. I'm going to see if I can find the clear tape they use on new cars in the fender areas. This tape is very hard to see once applied and may protect they body.

3 comments:

The life of thomas said...

I have concidered hinges but not quite desided yet.. can I inquiry how much were they and where did you get them?

Thomas

R2D2 Fett said...

Looks great! That clear tape sounds like a good idea!

Jason

Calvin Thomas said...

Thomas,
I got the aluminum hinges at:
http://www.robart.com/Hinge.aspx
And the plastic hinges at:
https://www.unitedhobbies.com/UNITEDHOBBIES/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=3748

I used the aluminum hinges on the Pie panels and the plastic on the doors.
But I'm not sure about the doors yet.


Jason,
Do you have any experience with those pushrods they use in model airplanes?
Calvin