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    hmmm, gives me an idea or two for a remote potato gun......

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    Here is a picture of what I came up with. I may have done more than I actually needed but it works and thats what matters. In the pic you ill see a gap between the momentary switch and the power door lock actuator. I am going to put another switch in between those two parts and connect the Piezo mini siren from radioshack to it so I can have an alarm. The servo moves in two directions, therefore, you can run one channel function per servo. Turn the R/C transmitter wheel forward to move the servo one way, and then turn it back to move the servo in the opposite direction. This will allow two momentary switches to be set off independently.

    I hope this helps somebody!
    Thanks again for everybodys help!


    Sorry if I didnt add pictures the right way. I couldnt figure out how to do it through the "Insert Image" button, so had to add as attachments.

    And for the record....I do not take credit for any of this. The final product came from a collection of suggestions from many people! What I tried to do on my own didnt work!
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    I like the receiver and battery in a can



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    Nice work !

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    I felt like I should report back....finally, I think I figured out a decent design for the homemade winger and electronics. As I said last year, I used Kiwks design for the frame...it is great, sturdy, lightweight, and folds up very nice. I went to a Scuba Store and bought the latex tubing for the bands. I used a ZingerWinger pouch and Hardware from menards (pulleys, etc). I also used a bow release with a power door lock actuator. Also, I use the piezo mini siren (9V) from Radioshack for the attention getting device.

    The electronics are from CaryMart.com. I bought the 6 channel transmitter that came with 6 receivers. They program the setting and label the receivers, so all you have to do is "plug and play". The transmitter and receivers all each run off 9V battery. I have put them through quite a bit of use and havent had a problem with the original battery yet.

    http://www.carymart.com/index.php?ma...0j5f0ctd4qqk27 (unfortunately, these are made in china)

    One problem I have is that I cant hear the mini siren from from my max launch distance which is about 115 yards. The ideal launch distance from the company says it is 300 meters. However, I may not have the receiver set up in my box to utilize the maximum distance, either. Also, you have the option to purchase an antenna for the receivers....I goofed up and only bought one receiver with an antenna, so I havent used that one yet (I only have 2 built...I plan on building the 3rd soon).

    So, each winger has 2 receiver...one functions to pull the power door lock actuator (I got from a Junkyard from Ford Explorer), and the other receiver operates the mini siren.

    I do not currently have pictures, but can post them or email them for those interested!

    Hopefully this helps somebody! And thanks to Kwik and all the others who have helped me finalizing the winger!
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    So this is my best shot at adding photos of my winger electronics...not sure how it will turn out....











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    And the last one...looks like it worked! I hope this helps somebody and let me know if you have any questions...my PM is almost full but feel free to PM...I will try and clear some space tonight but not sure if I will get the chance. I will check the forum...good luck!



    Again...I am not taking credit for ANY of this! The idea came from tips from many people! Also, I used Kwik's design, which is GREAT! Nice work from everybody! Much appreciated!



    Also, here is the website for the transmitter/recerive package I used
    http://www.carymart.com/index.php?ma...6mutifkk2221v6

    And here is the URL for the Piezo mini siren...I would recommend that you be sure you have the high intensity siren...mine are not and they can be tough to hear if you are about 100 yards out and training where there is alot of noise "in the background"
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062405

    Radioshack project box...
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062284

    Switches
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3097458

    9V Battery Clips
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062220

    9V Battery power wires
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062218

    TruFire Patriot Jr Caliper Release (ebay...this one is $22 with shipping; I found them as cheap as $12.00 before...keep an eye out!)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-TRU-FIRE...item53ebc68639

    Power Door Lock Actuator - There are cheaper ones than this out ther ($5). The ones I used came from a Ford Explorer. I went to the junk yard and paid $1 a piece (had to take them out myself though..not too difficult!)
    http://www.amazon.com/HIGH-POWER-DOO.../dp/B0002KR9PW

    Stumbled upon this website as I was searching...didnt spend time looking into it but it may help somebody with "pull" function for winger electronics
    http://www.kocomotionus.com/products...actuators.html


    I think that just about does it...let me know if ya got questions!
    Last edited by jecartag; 03-24-2012 at 01:38 PM. Reason: forgot to mention...and just to be complete
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    How do the carymart electronics compare to the Elsema?

    My Elsema electronics are still working good and it's been about 6 years now. But I have to think of their eventual replacement, as I am sure they won't last forever.

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    Im not sure on that one...I have never used Elsema electronics. I called their company last year when I was really looking hard for a good setup because I heard quite a bit of good things about them...they told me they didnt really sell what I was looking for anymore...however, I may have dont a horrible job explaining the type of product I needed. the CaryMarts I am using have only been up and running for a few weeks...so far no problems, but I havent had them long enough to say for sure, either
    Last edited by jecartag; 03-25-2012 at 12:34 AM.
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    Does anyone have a website for a servo that would work to push the rrt to fire like the following youtube video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=einY6g53jqk

    I am looking into making one like this, but need some help with the servo. I am going to try and use the carymart.com electronics like jecartag. But, I am not sure how on the youtube video he pushes a button and it actuates the servo and them the servo goes back to the home position. I understand how it would do it on a remote control car steering, but not with just the push of a button to turn it and letting off the button returns it to the home position.

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