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MaxG10/04/2018 09:51:16
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Saw this which came from an organisation in which I have an interest, The Welding Institute based in Cambridge.

This could be the way we go in the future.

Anything to get rid of the tangle of wires I always seem to end up with in my models

Maxg

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 10/04/2018 10:21:51

Ian Jones10/04/2018 11:10:49
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Would be good but is this a demonstration of an idea rather than a working model?

For example what happens when RF signals are introduced into the equation - for our purposes essential.

Those servos don't just simply work, there's a control system which needed switching on for each one.

Still I hope it does come to something.

Nigel R10/04/2018 11:27:38
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Well, there's a solution looking for a problem.

My thoughts are, they won't find that problem in our corner of the world.

Industrial robotics perhaps, where it could remove larger quantities of wiring across devices or spaces that may be difficult to service.

Still. All the best to them!

MaxG10/04/2018 12:09:44
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I am sure that it is not for us as yet but is more for military and aerospace in the near future. But that was how it was with 2.4 some years ago.

I just posted it for interest to show how things could go in the future.

Maxg

Basa10/04/2018 12:17:51
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That would have been interesting if the motor had started . Should have removed the prop , unless it the motor was not connected.

G194010/04/2018 12:26:51
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I don't think it's a solution looking for a problem as has been suggested (though I admit there are a few of those). I'm sure we've all struggled at some point in feeding reluctant wires through formers or wing ribs. Eliminating the need to do that has its attractions. However, I suspect the elimination of wiring comes at a cost - ie the need for added complication at the servo which would need a local energy source (presumably a battery) unless they're transmitting that as well and a receiver.

I'm sure there was a reason they connected the transmitter physically rather than wirelessly to demonstrate an otherwise wireless system but that rings alarm bells for me. After all transmitting servo control via an RF link is well established and necessary for a model aeroplane!

Certainly an interesting demo. Thanks for posting, Max.

Geoff

Nigel R10/04/2018 12:52:15
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sorry didn't want to come over too negative - thanks for posting the vid, it was an interesting watch

(my solution comment really only relates to the low-spend hobby of RC)

Allan Bennett11/04/2018 21:45:45
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It would have been interesting to see more detail: For instance, they surely can't be normal servos, they must each have some kind of 'receiver' built into them and, seemingly, each one has its own battery too. So something like S-Bus but using the model's structure to carry the signal?

John Lee11/04/2018 22:23:22
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There is more detail on the TWI website. Thanks for posting - interesting.

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