Quoted from Zora:
Sorry, but that mech does not look very reliable. It serves two purposes simultaneously, raising the fork and opening the chest. The chest cover is massive and the small metal post needs power to open it. The cover in the picture looks not aligned with the base chest anyway.
A motorized mech seems favorably at least on the long run.
Constructive critisism is whats needed in a test case like this but thanks anyway ..
But yes, this set up is still quick and dirty, using lexan strips that I can quickly make to get the measurements and lengths just right. If I have to Mill it every time in Stainless I would still be testing. I will make some vector files for others to with the correct length and get those cut in steel etc.
Like yelobird said, together we’ll get this working.
I had trouble finding the sweet spot on the pivot points, sometimes the lid was way high, other times low and other times the lexan would buckle, proving the force was too much.
Bringing back the hinge further from the chest lid helped a lot . It doesnt take much force to lift the lid, the weight is no isssue for the coil either. Its just the nature of a coil firing thats Jolting the assy a little too much for a long life.
All in all, the servo option still looks like the winner for the long run but i’ll be Testing this for now
Oh, and on the lid alignment comment, its straight Allright, my chest and lid are warped/bent like this from day 1.. nothing I can do there I wish I had had a better start point.