a solenoid is a device that turns electrical action into mechanical action[/b][/quote]Originally posted by Lownslow302+Oct 6 2003, 01:04 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Lownslow302 @ Oct 6 2003, 01:04 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--O.G.ModelBuilder@Oct 5 2003, 04:35 PM
umm, whats a solenoid?
they wont make a car hop, but they would make a great 1/12 dancer.Originally posted by jevries@Oct 6 2003, 08:23 AM
I'm not so much interested to build these solenoids in a 1/24 scale since they take up to much space...but for larger models like 1/12 and 1/10 scale it would be great but only when it doesn't use a string for the hopping. The string is always the weakest link in a hopping mechanism it wears out too fast. So any other way without the use of a string would be great!
But I'm damn curious where you came up with Ali!
cool, youd have to help me out on that oneOriginally posted by jevries@Oct 6 2003, 04:28 PM
The 12V is what's bothering me....it's simply too much.
I would need a solenoiod that reacts on 6V putting on 9,6V so it will hop a car. Prolly need some weight in the back...lot's of them.
Originally posted by hopper_ali@Oct 6 2003, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by ScratchBuilderV@Oct 6 2003, 04:34 PM
they wont make a car hop, but they would make a great 1/12 dancer.
You can tell he had lotsa weight in that thing. has a good hop thoughOriginally posted by jevries@Oct 6 2003, 01:32 PM
This Japanes guy made his 1/24 '64 Impala hop using a solenoid from a Yamaha motorcycle without springs. He added lots of weight to the back of the car and it hops quite smooth altho the back is not really raised that high...
The story behind this japanese '64
The clip to watch what it does:
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