I’m looking to start purchasing parts to complete some animatronic wings for a cosplay but was hoping to get some advice on the proper motors and electronics to purchase. I’d be purchasing four Actobotic Linear Actuators 1 for spreading open and closing the wings. I’ll also be getting two Power Window Motors for flapping of the wings.
The Actobotic Linear Actuators showcase a GoBilda 5202 series motor but I’m unsure of whether I would need such a powerful planetary gear motor over a spur gear motor for almost half the cost? What kind of motor controller should I consider if cost efficiency is a concern? I’m also not sure of what kind of batteries to get? Would I be able to power the linear actuators and power window motors off the same batteries/motor controllers?