I’ve ended up last time having those vector thruster prints in hand – missing the demonstration of how it works itself. Obviously I couldn’t wait to see it all working and next day had Sebi to activate that servo motor with his Arduino and he did! It was all awesome and we couldn’t get enough till I’ve got that idea to take a video so we have some evidence.
Pretty much following my favourite Finagle’s corollary to Murphy’s law “Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment.” – when we tried to take that shot the servo axle started slipping as it shaved off the gear in the inner part of that vectoring thrust.
Seeing how unreliable it all is I came in with multiple enhancements which implemented the lever from that servo set to drive that steering. Result is on a picture below.
And instantly printed a new model and took a picture for comparison.
All clicked together instantly and whole system started feeling much more robust. So we did few “dry” runs and finally took that video together with Oli and Sebi.
It looks super-cool, don’t you think so?