StuG III - Installation KWK limit switches

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StuG III - Installation KWK limit switches

Post by Michael Röder » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:10 am

Hello!

Could one of the Stug owners show a few pictures of how the limit switches for KWK are best fitted?
I would be very grateful for advice and pictures. Unfortunately, the Motion Pack assemply instructions do not help me much at this point.

Thank you in advance and best regards

Michael

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Re: StuG III - Installation KWK limit switches

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:06 am

Does this help ?

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4849&p=47227

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Re: StuG III - Installation KWK limit switches

Post by Michael Röder » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:05 pm

Thank you Adrian!

I looked at the post, now it has become a lot clearer to me.

Is there also a possibility to limit the swiveling/rotation?
I've already thought about settings on the transmitter. Whether it works over the limitation of the servo travel? But there is a motor installed, so unfortunately I have no experience with that.

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Re: StuG III - Installation KWK limit switches

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:40 am

Looking at the pictures in that thread, it looks as though the traverse should just move the gun back and forth if you keep it in one direction too long.

A motor has no knowledge of its position, so you cannot just use the transmitter to limit it.

With some work, you could replace the motor with a servo, which would mean you have complete control. It looks like you would need a servo with 180 degrees of rotation in order to get the full range of movement.

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