Step 7: Wings & Servos
The wing servos will be mounted on the side near the front of the RoboBrrd structure. There should be enough room for the wing to exit out the side of the structure. In order to mount them correctly, the bottom mounting plate of the micro servo will have to be cut off and filed down. The side face and bottom platform will provide enough stability for the wing servo when hot glued in.
Before mounting the wing construction’s servo arm to the servo, we need to ensure that the servo’s boundaries are at the right positions. It will be useful to use an alternative servo horn for this testing. The servo should be able to move a few degrees past the vertical point near the top, and the same with the bottom. When testing the opposite side’s servo, the adjustments will have to be mirrored. When this is complete, move the servo to the middle.
The wings will be mounted to the servo using the servo arm that was used within the wing construction. We will mount them directly in the middle to ensure the proper servo boundaries.
We should be able to move the wings until the wing servo arm hits the bottom of the RoboBrrd structure, and until the wing hits the side of the RoboBrrd structure as it is nearing the top.
The counter balance should have enough room to move freely within the hole in the bottom face. The two counter balances from the opposite wings should not hit each other. There should also be enough clearance to not interfere with the bottom beak in the beak mechanism.
When everything above is tested and complete, add the screw to tie the servo horn to the servo more securely.