Last day or so i worked on the dome rotation motor / kit.
So far mostly everything went fairly well. I had some issues with a few high spots in the dome section, mitigated with some moldable glue.
However, I’m pulling my hair out over the rotation kit losing its grip in a few spots.
I got the track installed, no issue, motor mounted no issue, motor connected to the wheel via the bolt, no issue.
I kept having to tap the rear of the dome, two support bars (North side) where the motor is to get it to engage the teeth (moving the wall outward there, then secured it to the deck). I even put a screw through the flap near the ground in the bays (I have two bays together on the north/north east side).
This seemed to work, full rotation no issues.
I went ahead and sealed off the wall bottom with spray foam.
Tested this evening, more issues, teeth losing their grip at various spots.
So I decided to use 3M tape in those areas to “thicken” up the track to get it closer to the teeth. This mostly worked, but then I found another 2 small areas and ran out of 3M tape.
I’m thinking there has to be an easier way to fix this.
And maybe I should have used a level to check the vertical support bars, maybe some are at a slight off angle creating a gap, I’m unsure.
When I look outside there are some spots on the south side that practically touch the outer wall with the dome lip, whereas on the north side/motor side, there is more like 1" there.
If a bigger COG wheel could be put on that would be a sure fire fix (maybe ½” larger in radius on all sides), or, an option for a shorter “wheel connecting bar”, if that were about ½” shorter, it would pull the teeth further in for those few spots that are literally only out about ½” or so.
Here is a shot of the motor and its connector to the wheel:
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