First Hardware Pieces Completed

A project log for EVPR: Electric Variable Pitch Rotor

An electrically actuated variable pitch rotor with a wireless interface

Peter McCloud 04/18/2017 at 03:540 Comments

The first EVPR prototype is starting to take shape. Over the weekend the first set of aluminum plates and polypropylene spacers made. The plates were cut from 0.125" thick 6061-T6 plate. The spacers were cut from a 12" long piece of stock. Below are some pics with the plates and spacers bolt together. For now a short set of bolts are used just to hold the hardware together. Eventually the whole assembly will be attached to the pulleys with longer bolts.

One of the servos was placed between the plates to ensure the spacers were cut correctly. An attachment method for the servos still needs to be determined.