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    I dont have an answer for ya right now on the servo. I dont know too much about them and have only really dealt with servos one time (the first time I attempted electronics which was last year).

    However, I do know that the receivers have 3 control modes...latched, momentary, and toggle. This means you can program it (real easy...I was able to do it! You just use the transmitter to do this and the instructions on doing this are included) to adjust to your function. I would imagine that if you have the proper setting the servo arm would return back to resting position. I know it did on my RC car when I used it.

    For instance...the receivers came in the mail, they were all programmed for the latched mode. This meant that when I pushed the button, the door actuator would do it pull function, but instead of pulling and returning back to resting, it would keep pulling. So, in order to relieve the pull function, you would have to push the buttom again to turn it "off". But, I switched to a different mode (cant remember the difference between momentary and toggle, but I used one of them, ha ha) so now when I push the button once, the door actuator pulls and then returns to normal position. Hope this helps and hopefully somebody can help you out with the servos. This would be my best shot, but like I said, I dont know too much about them...Good luck!

    http://evilmadscience.com/productsme...menu/173-servo

    This servo may be too small for what you want to use it for...but just thought I'd try!
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    I've built a launcher for my 2" avery hexabumpers that uses the carymart electronics. I got the 12 channel reciever/transmitter with antenna. I have used it out to 200yds with no problem(they claim 500yds). My launcher can hold 3 bumpers, I used door actuators as well. Mine is a catapult(sp) design and only launches the bumpers 15-20ft and around 10' high. I also put a piezo buzzer. In the end I will have 3 of these using all 12 channels and will be able to launch 9 different bumpers.

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    Well, it took me a couple weeks to get all my parts in, but take a look and see what you think...

    http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/...erLauncher.jpg

    http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/.../Launchers.jpg

    http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/...2/Solenoid.jpg

    I had a couple issues with the batteries falling out when I launched, and the battery wires disconnecting when I launched. That is why the battery pack is all taped up. Those launchers throw a jolt when they fire.

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    Does anyone know which of the carrymart receivers/transmitters it is with the antenna? Looking back through this thread it looks like the product has changed slightly so I just want to make sure before I order. Thanks.

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    I use a 9 volt battery to activate the servo
    i allso use the youth release with the trigger that looks like a firearm
    trigger I just drill a hole in it at the top.


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    hey guy having some problems with my electronics bought the cary mart 12 channel remote and 6 two channel rec ever things works fine and is hooked up to 12 volt batt . the problem is that my door actuator are over heating and burning out . what can this be from to much batt or do in need to add something to my wiring to help prevent this

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    Quote Originally Posted by bird barrel View Post
    hey guy having some problems with my electronics bought the cary mart 12 channel remote and 6 two channel rec ever things works fine and is hooked up to 12 volt batt . the problem is that my door actuator are over heating and burning out . what can this be from to much batt or do in need to add something to my wiring to help prevent this
    Are you using a car battery? Sounds like maybe bad connections, are you using your electronics as latching or momentary also? If latched the continuous power may be too much, actuators are used as pulsed.

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    still waiting on my electronics but it sounds like you have the receivers in latched or toggle (press buttong and it doesnt quit pulling until you let off button/press button and it keeps pulling till you press again.). they need to be in momentary (press button and it pulls and lets go instantly.

    the battery could also be the cause. i'm using a 12 volt 1.4 mAh and i havent had any problems using the battery in the yard (sans electronics)

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    the batt i am using is a 12volt 5.0mah bought from home depot it was used for fire signs

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    It definitely sounds like they are latched, 12 volts is 12 volts, AH is simply how long the battery will run. I bulit my launchers using actuators and dont fight this problem

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