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I am trying to rig a contraption to pull a model hot air balloon back and forth along a curved horizontal track. Its motion is both horizontal (6’) and vertical. I have built the track and rigged the balloon, but the original motor set up is not quite strong enough and a little too clunky for my setting. I would like to re-rig the motor using the materials that I’ve already purchased.

I have seen others ask for clarification with similar rhythmic designs like this, but haven’t been able to find clear (chicken coop door type) solution.

I need to get my motor to turn in one direction for a set amount of time (to be determined), stop for a second (so as not to harm my AC motor), change directions and run for the same amount of time, stop and repeat. I need it to continuously and automatically repeat this action everyday for about 8-10 hours a day

I am more than happy to build what I need, but my lack of expertise in electronics has made me burn myself out in trying to figure out how to trigger the rhythmic directional change. Should I use a cyclic timer, a DPDT relay, something else? I’m just not sure. I would really appreciate the guidance. In wiring the motor to do this action.

I want to know how to do this using this motor. Right now, I have it hooked up to the motor speed controller below. Bringsmart 60ktyz 2.5rpm 110V AC Motor Low Speed Mini Gearbox Electric Motor Barbecue High Torque 110V Geared Motor Synchronous Reduction Motor Reversible (60KTYZ)

Motor Speed Controller, DROK Motor Control Board AC 110V 4000W Adjustable Voltage Regulator SCR High Power Dimmer Controller Temperature Governor Dimming Monitor

If it is clear, here is the setup that I’m going for: Entire set up-

Motor set up: (It is , of course, missing the whatever switch/relay/whatever element I need to make it turn back and forth in a regular timed fashion) I am trying to rig a contraption to pull a model hot air balloon back and forth along a curved horizontal track. Its motion is both horizontal (6’) and vertical. I have built the track and rigged the balloon, but the original motor set up is not quite strong enough and a little too clunky for my setting. I would like to re-rig the motor using the materials that I’ve already purchased.

I have seen others ask for clarification with similar rhythmic designs like this, but haven’t been able to find clear (chicken coop door type) solution.

I need to get my motor to turn in one direction for a set amount of time (to be determined), stop for a second (so as not to harm my AC motor), change directions and run for the same amount of time, stop and repeat. I need it to continuously and automatically repeat this action everyday for about 8-10 hours a day

I am more than happy to build what I need, but my lack of expertise in electronics has made me burn myself out in trying to figure out how to trigger the rhythmic directional change. Should I use a cyclic timer, a DPDT relay, something else? I’m just not sure. I would really appreciate the guidance. In wiring the motor to do this action.

I want to know how to do this using this motor. Right now, I have it hooked up to the motor speed controller below.

Bringsmart 60ktyz 2.5rpm 110V AC Motor Low Speed Mini Gearbox Electric Motor Barbecue High Torque 110V Geared Motor Synchronous Reduction Motor Reversible (60KTYZ)

Motor Speed Controller, DROK Motor Control Board AC 110V 4000W Adjustable Voltage Regulator SCR High Power Dimmer Controller Temperature Governor Dimming Monitor

If it is clear, here is the setup that I’m going for: Entire set up- rigging and motor

Motor set up: (It is , of course, missing the whatever switch/relay/whatever element I need to make it turn back and forth in a regular timed fashion) just the motor and wheel

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  • \$\begingroup\$ You seemed to have duplicated a lot of text while writing this up. \$\endgroup\$ – Veskah Feb 20 at 3:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think you accidentally wrote most of your question twice. \$\endgroup\$ – immibis Feb 20 at 4:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not familiar with these motors - does the controller have a way to reverse the direction? AC power doesn't have a polarity, so some types of AC motors run in a random direction, and other types of AC motors can't be reversed at all. (DC motors can be reversed easily by swapping the polarity) \$\endgroup\$ – immibis Feb 20 at 4:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ These motors have 3 wires that needs a DPDT relay to power CW or CCW. But the door needs switches at each end to start a timer to stop and then reverse Relay then start power. With a defined power On and OFF switch state TBD for the door position. I doubt this balloon will push-pull open the door. \$\endgroup\$ – Sunnyskyguy EE75 Feb 20 at 5:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ I would NOT rely on the timing to keep the position 'balanced'. Just the tiniest difference between moving left and right will offset the position. In 8-10 hours moving, you balloon will run off an end. You should rig up a left and right end-stop and run between those. \$\endgroup\$ – Oldfart Feb 20 at 8:46

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