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how to build simple programable 2 function ( head pan and tilt) pilot figure for rc airplanes Answered

Hi, I'm completely new to animatronics bot have been designing, building and flying RC airplanes for 40 or more years, I need some help with a project, namely, I wish to build an animatronic pilot figure for a large 1/3 scale airplane and would like it to be programmable so that once it is turned on, it will carry out a series of movements over and over until switched off.    These would be a combination of head pan and tilt that I could program into the system, the mechanical side of things is simple enough, a 2 servo camera gimbal but I need help with the electronic side of things..............can anybody help ??? 


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Antzy Carmasaic
Antzy Carmasaic

5 years ago

If you have the mechanical side of things figured out, moving a gimbal isn't really very difficult. Look up how to connect those servos to an Arduino and then use the tutorial on adafruit website (https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-arduino-lesson... to move a single servo.

Then connect the other servo and then figure out the angles you want them to move at what times. Then tell servos to go to the angles for state-1, put a delay, then move to angles for state-2, delay, repeat till you got the whole routine.