RC Truck and Construction  

Go Back   RC Truck and Construction > RC Truck's Kings of the Road > Highway Trucks and Trailers

Highway Trucks and Trailers On road trucks and trailers single and twin axle trucks.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-16-2022, 09:26 PM
bhaagjr bhaagjr is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Kernersville, NC
Posts: 25
bhaagjr is on a distinguished road
Default Actuator to open hood

I'm building a custom Shapeways Kenworth style truck. I have installed one of the metal Cat engines under the tilting hood. My question is has anyone ever used a servo or actuator to open the hood from the remote on their truck? I have the hood hinge mounted and working, but I thought it would be neat to operate it from the remote. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-17-2022, 11:06 AM
frizzen's Avatar
frizzen frizzen is offline
Big Dawg On The Bone
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: indy, indiana
Posts: 1,792
frizzen is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Actuator to open hood

That should be an easy enough thing to create.

How much force to open hood?
Where do you want the tab on hood?
How much angle do you need it to travel?
Where do you have room to hide a servo or linear?
Do you like Bowden cable, Z-bar, Rodends?
__________________
What do ya mean "Cars are neither Trucks or Construction"?
It's still scale, and i play fairly well with others, most of the time...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-26-2022, 10:52 PM
rc_farmer's Avatar
rc_farmer rc_farmer is offline
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 826
rc_farmer is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Actuator to open hood

I used a Hitec HS-56BB servo mounted to the underside of the frame between the spring.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...320&fit=bounds

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...320&fit=bounds

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...320&fit=bounds
__________________
Giving up is not an option!!!

Rob
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-12-2022, 06:52 PM
bhaagjr bhaagjr is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Kernersville, NC
Posts: 25
bhaagjr is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Actuator to open hood

RC Farmer, thanks that is a great idea.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.