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Broke a throttle control potentiometer in my radio...

Old 12-31-2007, 06:34 PM
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So I leave my Super cub radio in the car all night and it is good and cold when I start to use it this morning. Throttle forward to take off and it just fell apart. A new radio is $35 bucks and will have the same problem, a brittle plastic shaft on the linear potentiometer. Does anyone know what value (K/resistence/watt) pot I should select to upgrade this bad design?

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Old 12-31-2007, 06:48 PM
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Curious - I keep the transmitters in the back of my car in a box and have never had one of the pots break.

Next time I have one on the bench I will measure it for you. (I bought some HZ parts including transmitters and may have a good potentiometer available.)


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Old 12-31-2007, 07:01 PM
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Cheers Clint! Yeah it was really unexpected. The thing just crumbled in my hand. Probably a good candidate for warranty but frankly I would like to improve it and avoid the issue entirely in the future.

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