Sunday, July 19, 2009

Both doors mounted, motorized...and working!

Today was a very busy day!

With one door working well, it was time to get the second one installed.

Once thing I debated was having the doors open in unison. This would put both on one channel....but I decided I prefer each door opening individually. In the future, each door would have something different behind it.

Below, you can see the servo is lined up with the hinge, being held by plastic velcro, just like the other one is.


Of course, no shop is complete without the "shop pet".

Mokey decided he could assist by shoving rulers, screwdrivers and small screws onto the floor. You just can't get good help these days!

And finally, here's the servo (right side) in position. I have the black top screw out to adjust the servo linkage. Since it is using the FLAP channel, it does not swing out as far as the other one, useing GEAR does. It takes a lot of trial and error with trim and throw settings...but eventually it works out.


And here's the result....as you can see, we still have some work to do on the door closing all the way. (Its turns out the JB QWIK, that dries in minutes, hadn't quite done so after 4 hours of drying...so I had to use a monster clamp to line things back up.


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