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Remote controlled lawnmower.  The mower deck is a 22 inch Weedeater from WalMart.  The wheel chair motors are Merits.  The motors run at 12 volts and the battery is recharged by a GM alternator.  The transmitter is a Futaba T4YF. The speed controllers (2) are from Astroflight.

http://www.astroflight.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=tqpfersg037p2urauvdca9d7t67khevp&keyword=208D

The mower has been in service for over 5 years and works great!
<p>Hi Bob May you pls send the plans to aaron.smith.durban@gmail.com. It would be much apprecia</p>
Hi Bob I've started getting together some ideas for a similar project only difference will be electric motor for the cutting to. If I could get a copy of the PDF it would help me a lot. Thanks and great job <br>nathanstacey81@gmail.com
<p>Hi Bob thanks for putting this up on the site. Can you please email me the plans to paulbaldwin5115@gmail.com</p>
<p>Please send me the plans </p><p>ddc00@yahoo.com</p>
Can you send me the plans or instructable. Jerad.McCann@Yahoo.com
<p>please send mower plans to bournedownunder@hotmail.com. I even have a remote camera to mount and hoping to mow from mylaptop with visual. Is this possible? At 69 I am ready to harness technology. Thanks from new Zealand.</p>
<p>May I please also have the PDF? :) Thank you! My email is brenpjohn@gmail.com. That's awesome!</p>
<p>Can I also have the pdf? Email holland485754@gmail.com</p>
can i also have the pdf and does it show how to wire it. email is jayykidd4@gmail.com
<p>RandyS5, Please send me your email address, and I will send you a PDF that will answer most of your questions.</p>
<p>I would like the PDF also. I had plans for putting an alternator on this type of setup myself. Plus i have one more trick up my sleeve but i want to make it and see if it works first before i put it out for all to see. My email is darkavenger112@gmail.com Great job on the mower</p>
What is the idea for one more trick? Share knowledge...lol
Could you send me the PDF as well, eho2739@aol.com<br>Thank you very much<br>Vr<br>Eric
<p>Bib, this looks great! Would you share the PDF, please? I'm at: </p><p>enert.a (at) gmail (D0T) C0M. </p><p>Thanks!</p>
<p>Bob would you be willing to send me the PDF also, Thanks in Advance cj.morin at gmail.com</p>
<p>dinharis95@yahoo.com..here's my email..i hope you&quot;ll share the pdf.</p>
<p>Please could you also send me the PDF as well? irishfan84n@yahoo.com thank you!!</p>
<p>Bob, I'd like to see this pdf as well along with all the different parts you've used. I plan on doing the same thing except putting it on tracks. I have some slopes in my yard that are difficult and dangerious to do manually. I think this will solve that problem! Thanks.</p><p>jadrouin@hotmail.com</p>
<p>Hello!</p><p>I would also like to receive the pdf. Thanks in advance!</p><p>mclouse93@live.com</p>
<p>please share me the pdf . thank you </p><p>jphung73@gmail.com</p>
<p>Hey man, if you got the pdf, share it with me also please. giancarlo1116@gmail.com</p>
<p>&quot;Pulley on motor shaft to drive alternator-MKAMA26 x 7/8&quot; shaft&quot;</p><p>Is that a part#? If so, from where / who makes it? I can't seem to find this anywhere. =(</p>
<p>Here's where I purchased the pulley: Bearing Chain &amp; Supply Inc Directions Bearing Supplier Address: 3244 Garden Brook Dr, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 Phone:(972) 247-7122</p>
<p>Bob,</p><p>Could I have a look at that .PDF file also? Thanks!!</p><p>lloyd_foss@yahoo.com</p>
<p>I would also like the pdf. Thank You.</p><p>mcclojp@yahoo.com</p>
<p>Can you please send me the PDF as well. I don't have background in ardruino or robotic assembly. Can I still do this project? My email is impeccable77024@yahoo.com. Thanks</p>
Bob could you send me the PDF and any other pics/info you have? My email is craig_schmidt77@yahoo.com thanks. Great job on the mower
Bob can you send me the pdf and any other pics you have? Thanks my email is craig_schmidt77@uahoo.com
<p>I love this lawn mower! I am going to make one. The question is. Is there a way you can take a photo or make a quick drawing of the frame that you made out of 1&quot; Steel tubing? I cant see how the battery is mounted or where it sits? I'm guessing that the frame is rectangle but then in the rear of the mower, it must have a L bracket so that you can mount a plate for the battery? Any suggestions or info would be amazing. Do you sell complete plans on how to make this step by step? thanks, Gary</p>
<p>I am in the process of making this. how do you stop lawn mower blade remotely? is there a way to do this? I just want to be safe and prevent accidents.</p><p>thank you</p>
<p>I have a servo mounted on the mower that activates a switch. The switch activates a 12 volt relay. The relay actives the kill switch (i.e., grounds the spark). There is also another switch on the mower that grounds the spark if for any reason the remote kill does not work.</p>
<p>sticks and stuff doesn't affect the alternator belt or anything? im attempting to hook an alternator to a model im working on but i figured the belt would get beat up being under the deck of the mower.</p>
<p>alternator belt lasted over 2 years before replacement</p>
<p>The mower deck is 22&quot; from Walmart. I drilled a hole in mower deck to mount alternator. Used a die grinder to cut swivel hole in deck for alternator to swivel. Used a double pulley on alternator to clear underside of mower deck. Pulley on motor shaft to drive alternator-MKAMA26 x 7/8&quot; shaft. Belt-24&quot;-DriveRite#15235DR 10A0600 purchased at Pep Boys. One wire alternator goes to positive + battery terminal. Ground to negative - bat term. See earlier comments for source to buy 1 wire alternator, wheel chair motors, astro-flight controllers, and Futaba receiver and transmitter. Rear wheels were from Harbor Freight. Front casters were from Northern Tool. Frame is 1&quot; square tubing. Mower has been in service for 5 years.</p>
<p>Do you have a step by step procedure of how you built this? A quick guide or a video explaining how you built this would be great.</p><p>Thanks</p>
very cool, too bad the tinfoil and hot glue weedeater deck will rust out quickly.
<p>Hater.</p>
Cool I was looking at doing the same thing, do youknow where i could get the samemotors second hand
eBay is a good source for wheel chair motors. The ones I used are Merits Part #'s WMT90423 and WMT90424.
I can't find those part numbers anywhere. Are you really using 12v motors, or are you using 24v motors and just running them at 12v?
Yes, these are 24Volt motors running at 12V. Not a problem. They have plenty of power and RPM. eBay is a good source for wheel chair motors. The ones I used are Merits Part #'s WMT90423 and WMT90424.
You can view a video and pictures of my remote controlled lawnmower at: <br> <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Controlled-Lawnmower/ <br> <br>Currently, the mower is controlled by a Futaba 4YF transmitter. The 2 receivers <br>mounted on the mower receive signals from the Futaba transmitter and send commands via 2 Astro-flight 208d Reversing Controllers to 2 12volt wheel chair motors, which drive the mower. <br> <br>I want to interface my Windows 7 PC to allow the following 2 steps: <br> <br>Step #1-Learn Mode <br>Control the 2 Astro-flight 208d Reversing Controllers on the mower via the PC <br>keyboard or PC joystick and record the sequence of commands to the PC. <br> <br>Step #2-Playback Mode <br>Place the mower in the same start position and send commands recorded on the PC in <br>Step #1 to the mower. <br> <br>Is there a way to plug the 2 Astro-flight 208d Reversing Controllers into an <br>Arduino board that can be controlled by my Windows 7 PC? Specs on the Astro-flight <br>controllers can be viewed at: <br> <br>http://www.astroflight.com/208d.html <br> <br>Thank you, <br>Bob Bowie <br> <br>
how did you hookup youre alternater?
I drilled a hole in mower deck to mount alternator. Used a die grinder to cut swivel hole in deck for alternator to swivel. Used a double pulley on alternator to clear underside of mower deck. Pulley on motor shaft to drive alternator-MKAMA26 x 7/8&quot; shaft. Belt-24&quot;-DriveRite#15235DR 10A0600 purchased at Pep Boys. One wire alternator goes to positive + battery terminal. Ground to negative - bat term. See earlier comments for source to buy 1 wire alternator.
what do you use as the controle system i want to use wiper motors to run platforms but idk if the wiresless reciever i have will transfer over to controle the motors
The speed controllers from Astroflight plug into the radio receiver and the drive motors. I'm using Merits wheel chair motors running at 12 volts DC. The speed controllers give you forward and reverse control. They can be purchased from Astroflight. The web site is: <br> <br>http://www.astroflight.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&amp;search_in_description=1&amp;zenid=tqpfersg037p2urauvdca9d7t67khevp&amp;keyword=208D <br> <br>My transmitter is a Futaba T4YF. The receivers I'm using are compatible with the Futaba transmitter, but I feel certain most transmitter/receiver combinations will work. You might contact Astroflight to confirm. (949-855-9903)
is there anyway you could do a step by step <br>
Build frame from 1&quot; tubular steel .<br><br>Add casters in front, wheel chair motors in rear with wheels from Harbor Freight.<br><br>Mount alternator on mower deck<br><br>Bolt mower deck to frame.<br><br>Add plastic junction box to frame to hold receivers &amp; Astroflight devices.<br><br>Wire Astroflight devices to wheelchair motors and 12 volt battery.
Very Cool! Can you tell me what gm alternator you used? I am trying to make one now. I have the basics. motors, controller, radio, lawnmower. Wanted to add a alternator and a failsafe switch. Awesome, thanks for the contribution.
As far as&nbsp; alternators go, there are a number of <strong>one wire</strong> GM alternators available. These used by a lot of hobbyist&nbsp; because they are so easy to hookup.

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