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Here is the rough mock up initial test for my leering skellies atop my 6 foot columns that are at the entrance to my graveyard set up. I'm limited to the room inside the columns for my linkage movement. It is currently about 1" to long on the side.

Question for the folks who have built a leering skelly before if I shorten the linkage will I loose rotational movement? I have almost 45 degrees movement now don't want to have any less if possible. I could always cut a small hole in the foamboard side to allow the linkage to rotate as needed...

https://youtu.be/zcWvFqtVwM0

What do ya think so far????
 

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Really hard to see the linkage in that video but I'm sure you could re-work it to fit within the column restraints and still maintain 45 degrees of movement.
 

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The length of your motor crank will determine how much rotational movement you get. The longer the crank, the more movement.

Your leering skelly looks great so far!
 

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I think your motion looks great! I'm working on a leering skeleton right now. Do you see any advantages of the linkages versus just finding a rotisserie motor that just auto reverses? I saw someone on the forum had built one that took advantage of the auto reverse when it gets stuck. Just use whichever one you can acquire for the lowest cost?
 

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I think your motion looks great! I'm working on a leering skeleton right now. Do you see any advantages of the linkages versus just finding a rotisserie motor that just auto reverses? I saw someone on the forum had built one that took advantage of the auto reverse when it gets stuck. Just use whichever one you can acquire for the lowest cost?
I saw that video as well and I was actually looking for a reversing rotisserie motor but had a difficult time finding one so I went with the linkage. Not sure if there is an advantage to either one...
 
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