He's a terrorist and he wants to build a remote-controlled drill to
threaten airline passengers while he hijacks the plane and crashes it
into the World Trade Center...
For crying out loud, WHO CARES? He wants to run a drill with servos.
Let him be creative. Maybe he'll invent something useful and
Haven't seen one but I'm sure one could be easily made using standard
Not sure what the point is but it sounds like you are trying to build a
mini-mill or automated pedestal drill for some industrial application.
You don't have to use servos. There are switches available which are
activated by the receiver, i.e. plug into ch5 and switch on and off with the
ch5 switch on the TX. The ones that I know of wouldn't handle the current
but it might be easier to use a relay than rig up a servo.
C'mon Jake. Everyones curious. Just what are you planning on doing
with this R/C drill?
If it is for a CNC drill application or mill type arrangement, I would
recommend modifying a drill press. They're a bit more expensive than a
hand drill but they already have the mechanical mounting and sliding
built in. Then all you have to do (he says as if it is easy) is make a
moving base for a vice.
If you let us know what you are planning I'm sure you will get more
ideas better suited to a solution.
One other comment.
By refraining from "leading" our thought processes,
he is deliberately using the brainstorming technique
to generate ideas, possibly coming up with that
most perfect of solutions from out in left field:
the elegant solution !
To that I would respond:
Let the creative juices flow !
HOWEVER, I think it is time to reduce the scope
back down to only
because this is straying far from specific RC flying.
Agreed for the RC flying. This is not a brainstorming technique,
rather, I am trying to see why this ability to automate a relatively
powerful but cheap piece of equipment has not been more used by
I am actually thinking of several different project, at least two of
them use powerful rotating motors and do not need to run for hours.
The first one is indeed a battle bot of some kind. The second is a
robot that would climb on walls or cliffs (the hand drill serves at the
feet of the robot.) Both of these, I think require, a cheap way to do
drilling. Since I am on the cheap, I see this hand drill solution as
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