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Making a rotary

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  1. grnhd

    grnhd Elite Refuge Member

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    There was a thread on hunting snows.com about making a rotary, does anybody happen to have that saved? I had it but that computer crashed and I lost it. Thanks.
    It would make a great sticky thread here like the ecaller thread if someone wanted to start one. Hint hint...
     
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    KID CREOLE Elite Refuge Member

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    grnhd,

    I make them all the time

    What do you need?

    rotary_2.jpg rotary_3.jpg rotary_4.jpg rotary_5.jpg rotary_6.jpg
     
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    grnhd Elite Refuge Member

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    Those look great!
    That old thread had a step by step and had a where to get parts. If you want to do that on how you make yours that would be great.
     
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    Kid, are those steel or aluminum arms on those units? and what size wiper motor are you using? have you tried 4 arms?
    You did ask what we needed right? LOL
     
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    Those are pretty sweet. If like to know the specifics also.
     
  6. KID CREOLE

    KID CREOLE Elite Refuge Member

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    Guys the motors come from Monster Guts, but any right angle gear motor will work. These motors are too small for 4 arm rotaries. The arms are aluminum, they are 1/2" sqr tubing, with a small section of 3/8" solid stock so each section of arm has a male/female end. IMO you should add speed controls to adjust speed. The Y piece yoke is deep 3/8" socket with a 8" piece of 3/8" steel square stock bent in a V shape.

    I am testing some new motors for use in four arm application
     
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    Yeah I remember monster guts, I also remember some guys using wind shield wiper motors to. Thanks some of it is coming back.
    Where did you get the speed controls? What kind?
     
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    KID CREOLE Elite Refuge Member

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    OK so guys keep this in mind when building rotaries and deciding on controls

    I wont get into what works best, two arm, 4 arm or the larger ones that spin 10 or more fliers, that up to you guys

    What I prefer is running four two arms rotaries, in a line from 20 to 30 yds apart, I run mine on one speed control, you might like to run a speed control on each one

    So you have to understand your battery and amp hr storage. For the example below I'm using simple numbers to help out.

    The motors from Monster Guts will consume lets say 5 amps per hour, reality is the probably consume 3-5 amps per hour but I'll use 5amps

    12 volts Group 27Deep Cycle battery full charged 110 amp hour storage

    Battery 110 amp hours storage
    4 Motors x 5+ 20 amp hours consumed
    Run time will be 5+ hrs of continuos use

    This is very conservative, my bet is will run 6-8 hrs

    Below is a 30 amp speed control I'm building for a guy in a water proof box, one control to run 4 rotaries

    rotary_speed_control_1.jpg rotary_speed_control_2.jpg

    Ebay speed control pic and a completed speed control in box. Note where it is rated at 30 amp
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    Bumping this back up for the offseason, how hard is it to control speed on these without the crazy controls ?
     
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    KID CREOLE Elite Refuge Member

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    Simple, like a volume switch
     

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