I'm currently building a jumping RC car. for the jump mechanism i consider using solenoids. they can produce alot of force and would seem to be simple to use on the mechanical side of things.
However im struggling to find anyone else using solenoids for this reason. or seeing them jump off there own stroke. i did find a video of someone using a car door lock solenoid and making it hop lightly on its own stroke and another video of a solenoid push an object very far. which gave me hope i could do that on a smaller scale for my purpose.
i have researched some physics and found that force alone doesn't exactly mean it can propel its self from the ground. but im not exactly sure what i should be looking at.
i apologies that this question is a bit half electrical and have physics. not particularly sure which one i should go to.
thank you for your time and any advice or direction you can give me in my research/project would be helpful.