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By the way, How do you plan on making the front cover slide up and down?
The front shroud will open and close using a modified RC servo, using a DPDT rocker switch that is triggered by the forward handle being opened. This system is based on "The most Useless Machine Ever." Just go check the guy's site on Instructables.com: http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Most-Useless-Machine/ if you want an idea of what I'm looking to do from an electronics standpoint.
From a physical standpoint, I'll either use shrouded cables (also an RC item) to push the shroud up directly, or (more likely) expand on Zarnel's excellent scissor lift system he used on his SPLASER build. My problem is that I have a lot of mechanicals already located in the section of the prop that the scissors would have to straddle.