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How to use MFC actuator on small airplane Aileron

Postby Synchronous » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:29 pm

Hi,
I want to know How to put and use MFC actuator on small airplane Aileron to achieve Morphing theory ..i also want to know the best MFC actuator type i should use and attach to the small airplane wing ? .. also when i am going to attach it to wing how i am going to fix it to the wing ? should i put the MFC to a sheet or beam first then attach to the wing ? how much bending (deflection ) i can get from MFC after applying voltage to it ?

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Re: How to use MFC actuator on small airplane Aileron

Postby AMG » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:33 am

Hello, there are several places I will send you for answers to these questions:

First, I recommend scrolling through our youtube channel and see how several different ailerons and rudders have used MFCs to achieve morphing wing features. You can see the different videos here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... lbNswVWJFi

Next, I would typically recommend bonding the MFC straight to the structure you are trying to deflect unless you have designed your system some other way. For bonding MFCs please see our FAQ and Technical Data Sheet:
http://www.smart-material.com/FAQ-all.html
and
http://www.smart-material.com/TechNotes ... faulttab=1

Finally, for actuation you will want to use a P1 Type MFC. You can see the different sizes and related strain and blocking forces for each size here:
http://www.smart-material.com/MFC-product-main.html
Just click on "MFC P1 Std Sizes"

We can, of course, customize our MFCs to meet more exact specifications but that is typically not recommended until a working prototype has been developed.

Best of luck to you on your project.
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Re: How to use MFC actuator on small airplane Aileron

Postby Synchronous » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:45 pm

Thanks for the information @AMG ...
I also want to know if i can use this module with MFC P1 to provide the required voltage for it:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201472584304
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Re: How to use MFC actuator on small airplane Aileron

Postby AMG » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:28 pm

Hello,

This unit is a voltage step up device and not an amplifier. In order to control the aileron you will need to be able to constantly change the output voltage and this unit does not appear to be able to do this.

I would encourage you to consider our AMD2012-CE as an amplifier for this type of P1 Actuation. The AMD2012-CE, along with our other amplifies, can be seen here: http://www.smart-material.com/PiezoElec ... faulttab=1
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Re: How to use MFC actuator on small airplane Aileron

Postby Synchronous » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:42 pm

hmm, okay , what about the rudder ? can use the module with the rudder or it will not also work ?...

and if i will use a one AMD2012-CE module can use it output to deliver the voltage to 3 pieces or more of the MFC ? for example 2 on aileron and 1 on rudder ? or it's it's designed to give an output for 1 piece of the MFC ?
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Re: How to use MFC actuator on small airplane Aileron

Postby AMG » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:25 am

Hello,

I would not recommend the step up voltage booster for aileron or rudder. If you would like to control more than 1 MFC at a time you can either use the AMD2012-CE or the AMT2012-CE3.

The AMD2012-CE3 is a dual output power supply with one fixed 500 volt output, and one variable output from 0 volts to 2KV.

The AMT2012-CE3 is a triple output power supply with one fixed 500 volt output, and two variable output from 0 volts to 2KV.

Both can be found at: http://www.smart-material.com/PiezoElec ... faulttab=1
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Re: How to use MFC actuator on small airplane Aileron

Postby Synchronous » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:07 pm

Thanks @AMG i got your point ...
one more question if i am going to put the MFC on rudder, does it come with a beam or fixed to something like a bar or something like that so i can put it in the the place of the rudder and when i apply the voltage to it ?
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Re: How to use MFC actuator on small airplane Aileron

Postby AMG » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:03 am

Hello

The MFC does not normally come bonded to any sort of substrate. This, can, however, be done for additional costs (typically very small) but will need to be specified when the order is placed.

Orders can be place by emailing:
sarasota@smart-material.com
or by calling our main office at:
(941) 870-3337
or
(888) 385-8955
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