But then the question is, does a servo motor allow for manual control when it is not operating?
Won't it just lock in a particular position, preventing the user from manually using the switch?
Is there a particular type of servo that I should look for? Or maybe this approach is wrong to begin with?
Is there a particular type of servo that I should look for? Or maybe this approach is wrong to begin with? smiley
How determined are you to retain a physical rotary switch?
Quote from: PeterH on Oct 07, 2012, 03:57 pmHow determined are you to retain a physical rotary switch?Very much so. I need to basically simulate a device that exists in real life.I'm building a 737NG cockpit for flight simulation with panels that look exactly like the real airplane's. The control that I'm trying to emulate is the autobrake switch. It has multiple positions that you select manually while on the ground (brakes 1, 2, max etc), but once airborne, the switch resets automatically to off. It has to be a rotary switch because that's how the actual thing works.
How about a servo armature under the switch shaft (but not attached) that when rotated fully one way pushes the switch to the off position and then is rotated fully the other way to prevent it from being fouled when the switch is turned by hand