I am trying to make a nerf sentry gun to shoot my co workers. I am building it more or less from scratch and have come to the part where I need to come up with plans to assemble it. I am looking for advice on how to mount the mg995 servos to allow them to tilt and pan. I originally thought about having a base with a metal rod through the middle and use a gear to control the pan functionality. The idea is it would mimic a skateboard truck with a gear that would turn the rod through the middle and pivot the shooting mechanism. Another idea was to have the metal plate sit on top of the servo and use one of the attachments to attach it to the top plate. The problems I see behind this is the attachment is just a small piece of plastic and over a short period of time I could see this wearing out especially if the shooting mechanism is not centered perfectly. I also need to come up with a solution to make it tilt but I think I have an idea for this to simply use a rod with a gear to turn the pvc pipe barrel.
Sorry if this is the wrong forum for the question but I was unsure where else to look for some expert advice.
For anyone intersted I found an example of someone doing almost exactly the same thing with blueprints. I am going a slightly simpler / cheaper route and mounting the servo to the bottom of the spinning plate between the lazy susan plate I ordered. This way I don't have to buy the gears which are rather expensive and without the gears it may reduce some of the torque.