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    Tow truck how to

    I have been challenged to build a tow truck now.....hahaha......ok my question is how are you guys converting a servo into a winch........

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    In a nutshell. RCC has some write ups, but it is stupid easy to do

    Get a metal geared servo
    Open it up and cut/remove rotation limiting tab/pin from the main gear
    Remove servo board
    Solder leads to motor
    Put servo back together
    Get a good controller (like a HeyOK)
    Buy a sewing bobbin and screw it to a servo horn (or buy a pre made one)
    Bingo-Done-

    Of course there are a few other options like gluing the potentiometer, or removing the potentiometer and replace with three resistors. (not recommended though, they always seem to creep after a while)





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    A lot use Hitec 645 MG servos and TowerPro MG995, MG996, etc. Plenty of other servo choices also, your choice if you want to go cheap or go big..


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