View Full Version : Idea for 360 deg gauges

01-09-2013, 10:52 AM
Hi just had a thought, has anyone used a winch servo like the ones here Hobby king (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__20854__SW4805_4PA_Sailwinch_Servo_6_13kg_45g_0_70.html)
they have 2x left 360 rotation and 2 x right 360 rotation. Not got one yet but just throwing the idea out there!

01-10-2013, 08:41 AM
It does not appear to have a position sensor but I could be wrong about that. Also I noticed in the feedback comments an RC car builder said it would not be good for steering applications because it did not have fine position control. For gauge applications fine position control is critical. I suspect either issue could be overcome by adding an external position sensor but that could also be done to a standard 360 continuous which costs a bit less.

I have an application where I need a mini servo with 320 degrees of rotation and position sensing but I haven't come up with a servo or a viable servo mod to do that. I am back to the drawing board looking at how to cram a pair of gears into a tiny space so I can use a standard 180 degree mini servo.